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PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 28, 2015

By Staff | Jan 28, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 19, 1886

129 years ago

Died-At her home in this borough on the 14th inst., Miss Elizabeth Huckell, after an illness of one week. In Muncy Creek township, on the 15th inst., Joshua Taggart in the 77t year of his age.

The Messrs. Burrows, of Picture Rocks, are building a large hotel at Eagles Mere, which will be crowned with a cupola.

Dr. H.N. Laird now gives gas for the painless extraction of teeth, having brought home from Philadelphia a most improved apparatus for the purpose.

A veritable temperance war is raging in Hughesville, between those for and against license.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 22, 1878

137 years ago

By the upsetting of his wagon at Stevens’ tannery, Sullivan county, Irvin Schoch received a painful injury to his back.

A.D. Foucart has just received a fine marine chronometer, by which our citizens will be able to have their watches regulated to the closest precision possible.

The Muncy String band paid School Director-elect Wells the complement of a serenade Wednesday night.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 21, 1918

Price 2 cents

97 years ago

Mrs. Catharine Schock, wife of Edward Schock, died at the family home at Port Penn, last evening, aged 22 years.

Among the deeds recently recored at the Register and Recorder’s office at Williamsport were the following from this end of the county: Horace Gold to Jacob E. Shook, property in Clarkstown; consideration $600. Deed dated Sept. 7, 1917. Jacob E. Shook to E. Clark Wallis, property in Clarkstown; consideration $450. Deed dated Feb. 11, 1918.

Called to The Colors-The young men who have been classed to the colors from district No. 2, and who will leave for Camp Meade, are as follows: Jacob Eckman, Muncy; William Ranking Brass, Muncy; Earl W. Heffner, Bodines; Boyd N. Blaker, Montoursville, Arthur Howard Wilkins, Hughesville,; John Fred Haertter, Williamsport; William E. Stackhouse, Unityville; Albert Talor Gravell, Brandon Ave., Clyde James Ault, Montoursville, Earl Henry Remy, Wallis Run; Howard M. Aderhold, Hepburnville; Irvin Chapman, Market St.; Walter James Shipman, Pennsdale; George Stanley Simper, Trout Run; Corneulius A. Cummings, Kellyburg; George W. Brown, Muncy Valley; Raymond Robbins, Muncy Valley.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 28, 1965

10 cents

The circus is coming to Muncy next week. The circus is the traveling show of James Cole’s all-star Circus and it is being sponsored here by the Muncy high school band parents association.

The retirement last week of J. Rollin Ebner brought to an end the public career of a man who at 88 has been a fixture in Muncy for most of that time, contributing greatly to its welfare.

Engagement announced of Miss Genevieve Alice Hall, Hughesville, to Daniel Plankenhorn, Jr., Duboistown.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bartlett, Muncy, a son, Jan. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dunlap, Muncy, a son, Jan. 13; Mr. and Mrs. James Prokop, Muncy, a son, Jan. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Gardner, Montgomery, a daughter, Jan. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fry, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Auker, Muncy, son, Jan. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stump, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 14; Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Mayo, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beaner, Watsontown, daughter, Jan. 17; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Marconi, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 18; Mr.and Mrs. Harold Lyons, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 18; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hulsizer, Milton, son, Jan. 19; Mr.and Mrs. Larue Banghart, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 19; Mr. and Mrs. James Landis, Muncy Valley, a daughter, Jan. 20; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith, Muncy, a son, Jan. 20; Mr. and Mrs. James Betz, Washingtonville, a son, Jan. 22; Mr.and Mrs. Boyd Swales, Hughesville, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Miller, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 23; Mr. and Mrs. James Hans, Turbotville, a son, Jan. 25; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fry, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 25; Mr. and Mrs. Ron Ott, Muncy, a son, Jan. 26; Mr. and Mrs. William Frick, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 27; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fenstermacher, Watsontown, Jan. 27; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hall, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Newman, Hughesville, daughter, Jan. 24.

Died: Mary Ferrell, 83, formerly of Picture Rocks, Jan. 20; Ralph W. Shaner, Muncy, Jan. 19.

At the Ritz: Jerry Lewis as “The Disorderly Orderly”

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