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PEEKS OF PAST Apr. 1, 2015

By Staff | Apr 1, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, April 4, 1865

150 years ago

Died: Near Constantine, Mich. March 14th of dropsy, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Jno. Riddle, and daughter of the late Col. Jacob Beeber, of Muncy Creek twp., in the 42nd year of her age.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 2, 1880

135 years ago

Married-At the Lutheran parsonage, March 25, by the Rev. E.H. Lisening, Mr. Chas. H. Bodine and Miss Annie Kreisher both of Muncy.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 1, 1915

100 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Houseknecht have returned home from their wedding trip and were treated to an old-fashioned serenade at the home of Mrs. Houseknecht’s parents.

Married: On Saturday evening Eugene Renn and Miss Helen Fahnestock were married at St. James’ rectory.

Rev. J. Rollin Ebner and family are moving from Muncy Station to the Soars property on Muncy R.D. 4.

The Muncy Red Sox won from the East Muncy Tigersin a game of baseball on Saturday.

Died: Mrs. Catherine Kober Becht, 78, died at the home of her sister in Montoursville, Wednesday evening; Mary C. Stanley, 69,native of Hughesville, died March 1.

Ad: Lewis S. Smith & Son General Department Store, Muncy, Penn’a

90 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 15, 1925

Price 3 cents

Married: A pretty wedding was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Godrey Kuntz, on North Market street, Sunday afternoon when their daughter, Helen Rebecca was united in marriage to Mr. Frederic Paul Pursell of Scranton.

Miss Bessie Sprout, who is a teacher in the schools at Marcus Hook, Pa., spent several days this week with her mother, Mrs. Philip Sprout.

Miss Flossie E. Anstadt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Anstadt, and Clyde W. Brass, son of Mrs. O. C. Brass were united in marriage on Saturday.

Born: To Dr. and Mrs. H.D. Swengel, West Penn Street, on Monday, a daughter, weighing 7 pounds. The little Miss has not yet been named.

Died: Harry Koons died at his home on South Market Street, Sunday morning, after a ten days illness with pneumonia, aged 60 years; Deborah Dentler, of Clarkstown, aged 71 years, died Monday morning; Mrs. Selecta Beeber, died at her home in Montgomery.

Ad: Kift’s – Pure Foods, South Main Street, Muncy

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 1, 1965

10 cents

Dr. Wilbur E. Turner, 76, last surviving 12 who founded the Muncy Valley Hospital 42 years ago, died March 28.

Delivered Saturday is the new $15,000 ambulance procured by the Keystone Hook and Ladder company of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Frants, Muncy, a daughter, March 26. Mother former Yuanita Fry; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Girven, Muncy, a daughter, March 27. Mother former Gloria Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mingle, Muncy, a daughter, March 28. Mother former Mary Lou Oden; Mr. and Mrs. Brady Jordon, Unityville, a son, March 28. Mother former June Boyer; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gorg, Hughesville, a daughter, March 29. Mother former Mathy Keebler; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hawley, Jr., Watsontown, a son, March 29. Mother former Nancy Smith.