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PEEKS OF PAST March 4, 2015

By Staff | Mar 4, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, March 7, 1865

150 years ago

Married-At the Parker House, Williamsport, Tuesday evening, the 28th ult., by the Rev. W.R. McNeil, Judson K. Rogers, of Muncy township, to Miss Maggie C. Burrows, of this borough.

F.M. Gossner, member of Company C., Penn’a Vet. Vol., we regret to learn, was so severely wounded during the recent movement of a portion of Grant’s army to Hatcher’s Creek, that he died on the 17th ult. The deceased was a son of F. Gossner, of Muncy Creek township. He served three years in the 5th Penn’a Reserves, and re-enlisted for three years longer in the spring.

The authority for establishing the First National Bank of Muncy is being published in our advertising columns, and we presume the bank will be ready for business in a very short time.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 5, 1880

135 years ago

Died: in East Muncy, Tuesday, Feb. 24, Mrs. Mary Heberling.

John Waldron, of Montgomery Station, moved to Muncy last week and will hereafter be a citizen of this borough, as he has gone into business here.

Miss Amy Musser read at the last meeting of the LIterary and Musical Association “Minnetunkee,” the Indian legend written by William Alder, Esq., several years ago.

Mrs. C.S. Riddell gave a card party last Friday evening in honor of her guest, Miss Laura Shomo, of Washington.

The Lycoming Fire Insurance company recently received a letter containing a check for $150 form a person who says he wrongfully took that amount from the company some time since.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 4, 1915

100 years ago

The saw mill of A.J. Coppes located along the Reading railroad switch, west of Sprout, Waldron & Co.’s plant, was discovered to be on fire about 12:30 o’clock last Friday night, and was entirely consumed, the loss being a complete one, as Mr. Coppes did not have any insurance.

A pretty wedding occurred Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Sallada, of Allegheny street, Jersey Shore, when their daughter, Miss Mary Sallada, became the bride of John W Steck, son of Rev. W.F. Steck, of Muncy.

Died: Mrs. Ida Schoch died at home on West Penn Street Sunday morning after a short illness; Sarah T. Gundrum, died at the family home on South Market street, Tuesday evening, after a short illness, aged 66 years; Charles E. Colley, well-known by our citizens as he spent his boyhood days in Muncy, died Tuesday night, aged 54 years; Thomas E. Magargle, aged 76 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. charles Smith, in Franklin township, on Tuesday after an illness of four weeks; George F. Miller, who for many years has been sexton of the Muncy Cemetery Company, was found dead in bed early Tuesday morning of Bright’s disease, aged 66 years.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

March 4, 1965

10 cents

Mrs. Ralph Stugart, Muncy, has been elected as the first paid librarian in Muncy history, her selection being made at a meeting of the Muncy Public Library Board on March 1.

Two hard-working neighbors from Halls Station, Jim and Lib Gleason are taking a well-deserved vacation, motoring to the West Coach on a trip expected to take about six weeks.

Ernest Hause, well-known 11th grader at Muncy high school, and 21-year old Miss Mary Rottmund, visiting in Muncy for just a few hours last Sunday, were critically injured when a motor scooter on which they were riding went out of control and rammed head on into an oncoming automobile.

Capt. Donald N. Clay, native of Muncy, retires from Navy after 24 years of service.

Engagement announced of Miss Barbara Line to Robert F. Struck, of Pennsdale.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Daye, Picture Rocks, announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Donna, to Taylor Fetzer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bower, Muncy.

Mrs. Hiram Ritter, of Eagles Mere, visited Mrs. Frank Little Tuesday afternoon.

Over 100 attended the Cub Scout Pack Blue and Gold dinner at the Methodist dining room. Receiving awards were Donald Barto, Jeffrey and Michael Miller, Richard Stackhouse, Larry Keebler, Raymond Richart, Roger Mills, and Carson Baker.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Speary, Muncy Valley, a son, Feb. 24. Mother former Elizabeth Botsford; Mr. and Mrs. James Vermeulen Montgomery, a son, Feb. 25. Mother former Nancy Lee King; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Warner, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 25. Mother former Joyce Karschner; Mr.and Mrs. William Holmes, Jr., Montgomery, a daughter, Feb. 25. Mother former Nancy Zellers; Mr. and Mrs. William Danley, Danville, a son, Feb. 26. Mother former Patsy Travelpiece; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Swank, Unityville, a son, March 2. Mother former June Davis; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Siperko, Hughesville, a daughter, March 2. Mother former Sally Stiger; Mr.and Mrs. charles Munns, Muncy, a daughter, March 1. Mother former Marie Barnes.

Died: Charles E. Young, 81, Bloomsburg, March 1.

At the Ritz: ” Emil and the Detectives

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