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PEEKS OF PAST Feb. 18, 2015

By Staff | Feb 18, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1865

150 years ago

Married-At the Parker House, Williamsport, on the 15th inst., by Rev. S. Shannon, George W. Doctor, of this borough, to Miss Mattie Hollopeter, daughter of A. Hollopeter, of Muncy Creek township.

This borough’s quota has increased to 19.

James Bitler, of Muncy Creek township, a member of the 143d Regt., P.V., was killed during the late movement of a portion of Grant’s army to Hatcher’s Run. The ball passed through his head. The deceased had been in the service since the fall of 1863.

Three miles of Muncy Creek Railroad are graded and ready for the track, ties for 5 miles have been got out, the timber for two bridges delivered, and other work done.

Mrs. Murray Zealor entertained the following members of the Daughters of Liberty at a quilting party: Mrs. Alfred Peterson, Mrs. Clinton Hummel, Mrs. David Garnharet, Mrs. Albert Umlauf and Mrs. Allen Crist.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 20, 1880

135 years ago

Married-at the residence of the pastor, by Rev. E.C. Houck, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, William P. Merrill and Miss S.D. Thomas, all of Muncy.

J.E. Heivly, having sold out his business to J.F. Winter, left Muncy last week and is now at Emporium.

George Long, many years ago a resident of this borough, died at his residence in McEwensville last week, after a short illness, aged about 78 years. The remains were interred in the Muncy cemetery.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 18, 1915

100 years ago

The Lycoming County Fair association has made application for a new charger, with a capital of $15,000, divided with 1,500 shares of $10 each.

Died: Miss Agnes Striebeigh, died at her home east of Montoursville Tuesday morning, after an illness of about one year; William F. Kift, one of Clinton Township’s best known citizens, died at his home at Muncy Station Tuesday morning, aged 62 years, of Bright’s disease; Frederick Lesher died at the home of his daughter on South Main street, on Monday, aged 80 years; Albert E. Barnes died at his home in Williamsport on Wednesday of last week, aged 79 years.

Arthur Bogart, aged 18 years, of Milton, unmarried, died at Williamsport City Hospital Monday where he had been taken, with a badly fractured skull, the result of injuries sustained in an accident along the Watsontown trolley line.

Returning from a church supper at Marsh Hill last Thursday night, a sled containing 22 persons, resident s of Ralston, skidded on the icy road, went over a ten-foot embankment, sideswiped a telephone pole and then upset the occupants on a barbed wire fence.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Feb. 18, 1965

10 cents

An anonymous telephone call to the Montgomery schools at 2 p.m. Tuesday, reporting a bomb threat, caused a quick but orderly evacuation of the schools.

Carl F. Schultz, 36-year old truck driver for Waldmann Associates of Hughesville and resident of Clarkstown, was killed Monday night, Feb. 15, as a result of an accident on Route 22 near Clinton, N.J.

Miss Grace S. Pfleegor, Muncy, and W. Stephen Prior exchanged vows on Feb. 13 at St. James Church.

William Rogers, Hughesville senior, named finalist in Merit Scholarship Competition.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wertman, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 9. Mother former Marie Savage; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Landis, Muncy, a son, Feb. 11. Mother former Joanne Bussom; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shander, Hughesville a daughter, Feb. 11. Mother former Carol Vermeulen; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moser, Turbotville, a son, Feb. 13. Mother former Charlotte Hunter; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Botsford, Muncy Valley, a daughter, Feb. 13. Mother former Jessie Durkee; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wagner, Muncy, a son, Feb. 14. Mother former Dorothy Bull; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Earnest, Unityville, Feb. 15. Mother former Sonia Steinruck; Mr.and Mrs. Donald Young, Hughesville, a daughter, Feb. 14. Mother former Mary K. Phillips; Mr.and Mrs. david Wright, Muncy, a son, Feb. 13. Mother former Connie Phillips.

At the Ritz: “Looking For Love” with Connie Frances and Jim Hutton

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