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PEEKS OF PAST March 11, 2015

By Staff | Mar 11, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, March 14, 1865

150 years ago

Fatal Accident-Mr. Franklin Opp, of Moreland Township, while working in the woods was instantly killed by a tree falling on him. He was the son of Jacob Opp.

Returned Home-Capt. Wm. V. Farr, of Moreland township; Lieut. Wm K. Whitlock and Private Sanford Johnson, of this borough, returned to their homes from rebel prisons in the south. James McBride, of this borough, and a member of Lieut. Whitlock’s company, also returned for a few days’ furlough.

Married-On the 16th ult., by H.E. Warner, Esq., Mr. Andrew Miller, of Woodward Township, and Miss Ruth Hall, of Muncy township, all of this county.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 12, 1880

135 years ago

Mr. T. H. Walton, who, with Messrs. C.C. Beeber and William A. Petrikin, went to Santa Fe a few weeks since, has returned home. Mr. Walton was not very much taken with New Mexico and thinks the “Far West” can in no way compare with the old Keystone state. Messrs. Beeber and Petrikin tarried a day or two and then started for Colorado. Messrs. George and Jacob Keller left on the same train and are now located in Denver.

Rev. Dr. Hopkins, of Williamsport, delivered the fourth lecture of the library lecture course in Educational hall on Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Sara Masters, wife of Joseph Masters, of Pennsville, died on Saturday morning, aged about 65 years.

Died-In Lairdsville, on the 28th ult., Mrs. Luerena Schoch, wife of Geo. S. Schoch, of Moreland Township, aged 20 years, 2 months, 17 days.

Died-At Turbotville, on the 29th ult., of pneumonia, Eri Madison, youngest son of Andrew and Hannah Madison, of Moreland township, aged 16 years, 7 days.

Died-At Port Penn, Muncy Creek township, on Friday, March 6th, Clara Gertrude, daughter of Brady and Clara Smith, aged 15 months, 2 days.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 11, 1915

100 years ago

Letter From an Old Muncy Man-In a letter received from Clark Gosner, Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, he says:

“I have before me The Luminary of the date of July 9th, sent by some kind friend, giving the announcement of the wounding of my brother, William, and loss of his legs, etc., which happened just fifty years previous. Whoever sent the paper is considered by me as a very kind and thoughtful act and was very much appreciated indeed. Now I would just like to remind you of the fact that just fifty years ago the 17th of this month the first great flood visited Muncy. Benjamin Pott, the undertaker, brought the body of my brother, Frederick, from the P.R. R. station on the 16th. The next morning his body was put in a row boat from the front door of our house and towed after a dog-raft by Jerome and Joseph Shaw and others up to in front of the old Lutheran church. From there it was taken in a hearse to the cemetery.

Millinery Opening-The ladies of Muncy and vicinity are cordially invited to attend the millinery opening at Miss Esther Stech’s store, until recently conducted by Miss Pollock, on Friday and Saturday, at which time a large stock of the newest creations will be on display.

Mrs. Charles F. Corson died at the family home in Williamsport Sunday night, aged 57 years.

George E. Hagenbugh, Muncy Creek township, died at his home near the borough on Friday evening, aged 65 years.

Throughout this section of the state snow fell last Saturday and Sunday to the depth of seven inches, but has almost entirely disappeared.

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March 11, 1965

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Anyone traveling through town one day last week would have thought they were giving away dollar bills, or some other lucrative prize, judging from the lines which stood in wait in front of the borough building. It was, in fact, nothing like that, but simply the visit of the mobile X-Ray unit of the Lycoming County Tuberculosis society which was offering free chest X-rays to any and all who would sign up.

Robberies at the Muncy VFW club and at Edward Bayley’s coal office were reported to Police Chief D.E. Grenoble on Monday both occurring sometime over the weekend.

Miss Joan Martin, of Muncy, becomes the bride of Joseph Hawaka on Feb. 27.

Engagement announced of Miss Linda K. Griggs, of Muncy, to Dennis Wayne Baker.

Miss Susan Livingston, formerly of Muncy, married James Housley in Pittsburgh.

Gerald Frick, two-sport star at Muncy high school, won the freshman heavyweight wrestling title at Lehigh University’s 10th annual “Fight Night” intramural wrestling tournament.

Two Hughesville young men have gone to Fort Knox, Ky., for six months training with the U.S. Army reserves. They are Lewis Rupert and Woodrow Shaner.

Marine Sergeant Jack E. Yocum, Montgomery, is participating until March 12 in a major fleet training operation called “Silver Lance” off the coast of California while serving with Headquarters Battalion, First Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Mrs. Norman Noble, Mrs. Mac Bitler and daughters Margaret and Ann Marie, of Picture Rocks, spent three weeks in Philadelphia at the home of the former. Spending the weekend with them were Mac Bitler and Miss Alice Elder.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Voneida, of Hughesville, motored to Carlisle on Sunday and visited their daughter, Diane, a junior at Dickinson College.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Lynn, Muncy a daughter, March 3. Mother former Carol Meckley; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reuther, Muncy, a daughter, March 4. Mother former Arlene West; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rider, Eagles Mere, a daughter, March 4. Mother former Linda Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. James Peterman, Muncy, a daughter, March 5. Mother former Sandra Snyder; Mr.and Mrs. Paul Guisewhite, Trout Pond Park, a daughter, March 6. Mother former Agatha Schulte; Mr.and Mrs. Frank Anderson, Montgomery, a daughter, March 7. Mother former Ruth Urban; Mr. and Mrs. George Bartlow, Muncy, a daughter, March 7. Mother former Mary Jane Buck; Mr. and MRs. Warren Swank, Unityville, daughter, March 8. Mother former Doris Moore; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Nixon, Watsontown, daughter, March 8. Mother former Judith Lynn. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fuller, Muncy, a son, March 10. Mother former Beatrice Mader; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wertman, Montgomery, a daughter, March 8. Mother former Lois Winder.

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