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PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 14, 2015

By Staff | Jan 13, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 5, 1886

129 years ago

Robert Huff, night operator at the Muncy depot, P. and R.R., has been promoted to be station agent at White Deer Mills.

Died -At her home in Port Penn, Jan. 30, Mrs. Alexander Smith, after a long and tedious illness.

Frank Corson, who was driving hack for his father, Capt. Wm., Corson, and three passengers, narrowly escaped death at the Philadelphia and Reading railroad crossing, on West Water street, Monday afternoon. As he drove on the crossing the up train, which was late, dashed into the team, killing one horse instantly and mangling the other so badly it had to be shot. The horses were cut from the hack, when struck, and the vehicle was scarcely jarred. The team was valued at over $500.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 8, 1878

137 years ago

The Muncy cornet band have fixed upon Friday, the 15th inst., as the date of their entertainment in Milton.

Frank Peterman and James P. Dykins will leave in a day or two for Philadelphia, from whence they expect to sail for Brazil on the steamer City of Richmond early next week. They go to work on the Madera railroad. It is expected that W.A. Petrikin, now in Philadelphia, will accompany them to South America, also to work on this great engineering contract.

A buffalo robe, blankets, and other articles were stolen from Jesse Haines, of Muncy township, recently. High Constable Fahrenbach recovered the goods in Sullivan county Friday of last week. The stealing was done by two men, named Whipple and Hagerty, and Constable Fahrenbach made an effort to arrest them, but failed.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 7, 1918

Price 2 cents

97 years ago

Senator Charles W. Sones, on Saturday, purchased the William S. Beeber farm containing 183 acres of rich land in Wolf township, form Smith W. Opp and wife, of Muncy. The consideration is $16,000.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carleton Drinker announce the marriage of their daughter, Eleanor Rodman, to Mr. Oscar William Hausermann, Lieutenant officers Reserve Corps, three hundred first machine gun battalion, on Monday, the twenty-eight of January, 1918, at Pittsburgh.

Died: John G. Gohrs died at his home on Mechanic street this Friday morning, aged 60 years, 5 months, and 11 days, after a long illness of heart trouble; Maylon Taylor, died at his home at Glade Run, Friday last, aged 84 years.; John Good, one of the best known millers in this section of the state, died suddenly Friday night at his home at Newberry.

Ad: War Saving Stamps-The Muncy Banking Co.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 14, 1965

10 cents

Free Montgomery phone service to Watsontown will begin Jan. 17.

Miss Sandra Hinds, Muncy, and William Fellinger, Hughesville, were married Dec. 26, 1964.

Miss Susan Campbell, MHS senior, was first place winner in the Voice of Democracy essay contest.

Died: Clyde Turner, 80, of Muncy, died Jan. 7; Rhoda A. Milheim, Muncy, Jan. 6.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nicholas, Watsontown, son, Jan. 7. Mother former Shirley Buss; The Rev. and Mrs. David Brantingham, Hughesville, son, Jan. 8. Mother former Lestia Clegg; Mr.and Mrs. Ralph Keller, Montgomery, son, Jan. 8. Mother former Alice Barto; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Culver, Hughesivlle, a son, Jan. 9. Mother former Dorothy Wilk; Mr.and Mrs. Harold Allen, Muncy, a son, Jan. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Max Newman, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 11. Mother former Shirley Widell.

Ad: Ladies Winter Coats-$15.90-Muncy Dry Goods Co.

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