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PEEKS OF PAST Feb. 25, 2015

By Staff | Feb 25, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1865

150 years ago

Married-At the residence of the bride’s father, in Shickshinny, by the Rev. A. Wadleigh, of Muncy, W.B. Poust, formerly of this borough, and Miss Mary B., daughter of Lot Search, Esq.

Died-In this borough, on Monday night, Feb. 20, Miss Mary, daughter of Hezekiah Noble, aged 19 years and 5 months.

At a venue held at the Union Hotel, in this borough, on Saturday last, $33 in silver coin was sold in lots, and realized $58.97-being a premium of about 80 per cent.

The Draft-The draft commenced at Williamsport, for this district, on Tuesday of last week. Those drawn from Muncy borough: S. Shopbell, A. Smith, L. E. Schuyler, B.F. Keefer, John Baker, Jacob Young, J. Fogleman, H.H. Winter, R. High, P. Kisner, A. Wadleigh, J.W. Johnson, D. Clapp, S. Gortner, J. Shoemaker, H.S. Root, D.D. Manville, Franklin Ort, J.M. Shanafelt, S.G. Cartlidge, G.W. Roker, M.B. Johnson, Charles Betts, A. Paine, Robert Hawley, John Webb, Geo. Harp, A. Harp, Joseph Riebsam, William F. Michael, J. Wallbridge, William Gowers.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 27, 1880

135 years ago

Married-In this borough, at the residence of the bride’s father, Thomas Grange, on Thursday evening, February 19, by Rev. E. H. Heisinring, Abram Moyer, of Watsontown, and Miss Kate Grange, of Muncy.

Died-On Monday, February 23, Charles E., infant son of Wilson Gundrum, of Upper Fairfield township.

George and Jacob Keller, sons of our townsman, G.D. Keller, left last week for Colorado, where they propose to settle.

Mrs. Thomas Grange, of this borough, and her daughter, Mrs. Henry McGowan, of Muncy Creek township, were thrown from a spring wagon on WEdnesday morning and both painfully injured.

John M. Bowman and William E. Mohr represented Musser Post at the bean bake in Williamsport held by Reno Post, on Monday evening.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 25, 1915

100 years ago

On Saturday President Wilson sent to the Senage the name of Thomas Wood, Esq., for Postmaster of Muncy, ending a long fight between the five or six applicants.

About 8 o’clock Monday morning fire was discovered in the loft over the kitchen at the Reading Hotel, near town, but was gotten out before any serious damage was done.

Brady Derr, of Penn township, last week butchered a hog which weighed 590 pounds. He was assisted by Frank Cleon and Clyde Houseknecht. In all five hogs were killed and when dressed they weighed 1,750 pounds.

J.F. and Wilson Murray, of Muncy No. 1, have put their sixteen horse-power Huber traction engine to winter use by starting a chopping mill near Glade Run grange.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Feb. 25, 1965

10 cents

Mrs. Sallie Crawford, one of the oldest residents of the West Branch Valley, will observe her 101st birthday on Feb. 27.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Printzenhoff and daughter, Beth, of Picture Rocks, spent a few days with the Robert Printzenhoff family in Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Laidacker, of Turbotvillle, and Mrs. Albert Plotts visited Mr. and Mrs. George Swartz at Pennsdale on Sunday.

Fred Snodgrass, former Muncy resident, has purchased the Harold Warren home on Sherman St. extension.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Zeigler, Muncy Valley, a son, Feb. 17. Mother former Clara Hoffmaster; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McCarty, Muncy, a son, Feb. 17. Mother former Barbara Rupert; Mr. and Mrs. Einar Haugan, Unityville, a daughter, Feb. 18. Mother former Shirley Glidewell; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Borek, Columbia Cross Roads, a daughter, Feb. 20. Mother former Grace Fetherbay; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lehman, Hughesville, a daughter, Feb. 20. Mother former Judy Barto; Mr. and Mrs. Dean McNett, Montgomery, a son, Feb. 21. Mother former Dorothy Shoemaker; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Miller, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 21. Mother former Clara Basch; Mr.and Mrs. Francis Felix, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 22. Mother former Kay Hess; Mr.and Mrs. Richard Shaylor, Hughesville, a son, Feb. 22. Mother former Joan Burkhart; Mr.and Mrs. G. Lynn Poust, Muncy, a son, Feb. 18. Mother former Doris Whipple.

Died: Mary Tobias, Montgomery, Feb. 20; Shirley Banghart, 27, Muncy died Feb. 19.

At the Ritz: “Goodbye Charlie” with Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds and Pat Boone

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