PEEKS OF PAST Feb. 4, 2015
The Muncy Luminary
Friday, March 29, 1878
137 years ago
Married-On the 21st inst., at the residence of the bride’s parents in Clinton township, Lee Brewer, of this borough, and Miss Anna Waltman.
Eggs, 8 cents a dozen; potatoes, 30 cents a bushel; ham 10 cents pound; butter, 25 cents pound.
The steam saw mill of Sands, Herdic & Co., and the furniture factory of Geo. Luppert, in South Williamsport, were destroyed by first tuesday night. Loss, $60,000, with $16,000 insurance. The fire is said to have been of incendiary origin.
Very little local news in this issue.
The Muncy Luminary
Friday, March 26, 1886
129 years ago
Died: In Muncy borough, March 10, Mary A. Miller, in the 25th year of her age.
Work on the upper end of the W.&N.B.R.R. begun last week and will be continued for the rest of the season.
The Union Opera House was thronged last Wednesday evening when the Keystone Hook and Ladder company gave their first ball. The music was furnished by Watts’ orchestra. They cleared about $35.
Capt. Carson is having a new and larger stage built at the west end of the Union rink, as the one put up a few weeks since provided too low and narrow for the new scenery.
Wednesday night some scoundrel broke into Henry Whitmire’s store and stole several pairs of men’s boots and other goods.
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, March 28, 1918
Price 2 cents
97 years ago
Miss Sylvia Spring, daughter of Sylvester Spring, Muncy, who took the civil service examination last fall and was offered a position in Washington, D.C., is now private secretary to a United States official and has been detailed for foreign service.
A large barn on the C.L. Mohn farm on PIne Creek was burned together with twenty-seven head of Holstein cattle, fourteen of which were registered stock; four horses, twelve hogs, all farm implements and milk wagons, eight hundred bushels of corn, two tons of feed, and all the grain.
Married: Sansel B. Smith, one of the well known residents of this place and Mary R. Hill, of North Market street, were married on March 23rd, 1918, and have gone to housekeeping in their newly furnished home at West Penn street, Muncy, Pa.
Miss Josephine Boak, of Hughesville, figured in what might have been a fatal accident, Saturday afternoon at this place. Miss Boak had been out horseback riding and while she was making her way down Main street, on her way home, her horse became frightened and fell on the pavement, throwing Miss Boak headfirst, but fortunately she struck the pavement on her shoulders instead of her head.
Died: Charles Ellis died at the Danville hospital on Monday, aged 67 years; William E. Crawford, Esq., Hughesville, died Monday night, aged 68 years.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 4, 1965
Rev. Arthur L. Yeager, pastor of Pleasant View Pilgrim Holiness church in East Muncy, has accept a call to the Augustaville Pilgrim Holiness Church and will begin his new duties in mid-February.
Miss Laura D. Frey and John W. Yoder, Muncy, were married Jan. 23.
Miss Hilda Schwartz became engaged to George W. VanDine, Muncy.
Mrs. Lester O’dell, Montgomery, was a recent guest of Mrs. Carl Miller of Picture Rocks.
Engagement announced of Miss Judy Houtz, Hughesville, to Jerome Y. Greene.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Rushoe, Muncy, Jan. 28. Mother former Patricia Eck; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yohn, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 29. Mother former Peggy Tobias; Mr. and Mrs. John Katherman, Turbotville, a son, Jan. 29. Mother former Beverly Knarr; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Temple, Lairdsville, a son, Jan. 29. Mother former Helen Kessler; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sullivan, Proctor Star Route, a son, Jan. 30. Mother former Marie Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 31. Mother former Mary Lou Trivelpiece.
Died: J. Howard Waldron, 78, longtime Sprout-Waldron employee, died Feb. 1; Carrie Anderson, Muncy, Jan. 29; W. Scott Bigger, 81, Lairdsville, Feb. 1; Flora Flick, Hughesville, died Jan. 27; Charles Beilharz, Muncy, Feb. 3.
At the Ritz: “Send Me No Flowers” with Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall
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