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PEEKS OF PAST Apr. 8, 2015

By Staff | Apr 7, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, April 11, 1865

150 years ago

Death of Rev. R. R. Pott-It is with sad regret that we record today the death of Rev. R.R. Pott, eldest son of Jacob Pott, Esq., of this borough, and a member of Company G., 210th Regiment, P.V.

The old flag for the flag staff being worn out, the ladies purchased material and made a beautiful new one, which was flung to the breeze for the first time on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. While it was being drawn up Rally Round the Flag, boys, was sung by the assembly, after which Major Chamberlain agave a delightful talk.

The trestle work at the last span of the railroad bridge below Montgomery is being put up, and it is expected that trains will run over it in a day or two.

The partnership of MIchael S. Rissel and George Gowers dissolved today. George Gowers will continue the business.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 9, 1880

135 years ago

Johnny, the son of Mr. D. B. Dykins, whose serious burning was noticed in a recent number of the LUminary, died on Thursday evening.

Mr. Perry Banghart, an employee of D. Capp & Co.’s mill, met with a serious accident on Friday, by which he narrowly escaped death.

Mrs. William E. Mohr gave a party on Tuesday evening in honor of her guest, Miss Fannie Paxton, of Philadelphia.

Married – At the residence of A. J. Lynn, this borough, april 3, by Rev. James Hunter, Mr. Edward B. Capp and Miss Lucretia Casselberry, all of Muncy, Pa.

Mrs. Elizabeth Stead, wife of Mr. William Stead, died on Wednesday morning, aged about 77 years.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 8, 1915

100 years ago

Easter was a bright and beautiful day, and by 6 o’clock in the morning there were many people on the streets wending their way to either to St. James’ church or the Lutheran church where sunrise services were held, and as usual large congregations were present.

The mammoth barn on the farm of Louis Piollet, at Wysox, who is lecturer of the State Grange, was destroyed by fire Friday evening, together with all its contents, entailing a loss of about $20,000, partially covered by insurance. A valuable Holstein bull was burned.

The telephone is again to be given credit for saving a building from flames. This time it was the residence of E.E. Wolf, of Montgomery No. 2, while Mrs. Wolf was running the sewing machine, on the afternoon of April 1, she was notified over the phone by one of the neighbors, that there was a great deal of smoke coming up, apparently, form the side of the chimney on her house.

Died: Mrs. Marianne Graham Bruner, died suddenly at her home on Market street, Saturday evening , aged 67; Christian A. Teufel died at his home on Hepburn street, Milton, last Thursday evening. He was 58; William Winner, of Muncy township, died Friday evening, April 9, aged 82 years; Mrs. Margaret Sedam, died at the family home on North Market street, Wednesday evening, aged 57 years.

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The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 23, 1925

Price 3 cents

The Reading railroad company has had installed at the Water street crossing a new flashing signal. When a train is near the crossing the signal flashing a red light and is a warning to everyone to keep off the tracks.

Died: J.C. Walker, who has been failing in health for some time past, died in one of the Philadelphia hospitals the past week.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. James Covert, at the Muncy Valley Hospital, Tuesday morning, a son; To Commander and Mrs. Welch at Honolulu, on Monday, a daughter. Mrs. Welch, before her marriage, was Miss Barbara Petrikin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Petrikin, of Denver, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. William Miller announce the engagement of their daughter, Marion Miller to John Hessler, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hessler, Muncy, Pa.

Baseball: Muncy High School baseball team opened the season last Friday with a 9 to 7 victory over Hughesville high. The battery for Muncy was Kotteam, pitcher and E. Campbell, catcher.

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The Luminary

April 8, 1965

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A spectacular early morning fire on Wednesday destroyed the large barn on the James Hitesman property and all of its contents and gutted the garage of Mrs. John Bruch Sr. and destroyed an automobile.

Engagement announced of Cynthia D. Burrows, Muncy, to William Neil Barto, of near Hughesville.

Lewis L. Creveling, principal of the Hughesville high school, announced that Jeffrey Bower and Gary Smith, of the junior class, have been selected by the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of the Army to attend the PA Junior science and Humanities Symposium and Congress at Penn State next month. They will be the guests of the Army.

Richard Reno (Dick) Hill, former Muncy high school wrestling star, won the 147-pound championship in the recent MCAU tournament while wrestling for William Jewell College.

Dick Akers, of Muncy and a junior at Kentucky Wesleyan college will be a regular member and No. 2 player on he college tennis team this spring.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. David Winter, Muncy, a daughter, April 2. Mother former Loretta Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Spako, Picture Rocks, a son, April 2. Mother former Sharon McCarty; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hans, Muncy, a daughter, April 4. Mother former Martha Feigles; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bastain, Hughesville, a son, April 3. Mother former Virginia Gruver.

Died: Larue C. Williamson, 56, Williamsport native, died April 2; John T. Adam, 54, Allenwood, April 3; Fred Marks, 75, formerly of Montgomery, died April 2; Cleon O. Starr, 75, native of Sonestown; Gideon Hartman, 99, Turbotville, died March 24 at his home.

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