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PEEKS OF PAST Apr. 22, 2015

By Staff | Apr 22, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, April 25, 1865

150 years ago

April 27-J. Wilkes Booth and Harold were chased from the swamp in St. Marys county, Maryland, to Garret’s farm, new Port Royal, by Colonel Baker’s force. The rear of the barn in which they took refuge was fired. Booth in making his escape was shot through the head and killed and Harold was captured.

Amandus Lilly, of this borough, and a member of Company L, 3rd Penna. heavy artillery, was accidentally killed at Fortress Monroe while engaged in firing a salute.

April 19, at 11 o’clock, those invited to attend the funeral ceremonies of President Lincoln at the White House began to assemble. While all the avenue leading to it were crowded with the military forming for procession, nature wears a smiling face, but how marked the contrast between the outward sunshine and the great gloom which enshrouds every loyal heart throughout the weeping nation.

Married-In Lairdsville on the 6th by Rev. M.G. Earhart, Mr. Daniel Crist to Miss Mary C. Berger, both of Franklin township.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 29, 1915

100 years ago

An attraction such as has never been seen in Muncy before will open a week’s engagement next Monday at the Opera House. This is a young California woman who is known as a “mentalist,” and from the fact she has appeared in the best theaters in five nations shows that a good performance is assured.

Died: Alfred Kelchner, 58, of this community, died Monday.

Baroness Von Der Luhe, of Berlin, Germany, who before her marriage was Miss Isabell Dimm, of Muncy, is visiting at the home of her niece, Mrs. John Rantz.

Wedded: Miss Katherine Edwards and Howard Gohrs were united in marriage in Hagerstown, Md., on April 21.

90 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 21, 1925

Price 3 cents

Died: Clark W. Smith died suddenly with a heart attack, while working with a company of men in the woods near his home at Lairdsville on Friday last.

Married: Miss Margaret E. Nicely, Montoursville, was united in marriage to Samuel E. Phillips, Montoursville.

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

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 22, 1965

10 cents

Headline: Muncy School Board Sets Budget at $866,006, Adopts Wage Tax, Increases Millage Rates

Von Bros. Circus in Muncy on Saturday.

Miss Linda Lee Artley has been guest of honor at two pre-nuptial parties given recently.

Larry Lauchle, one of Central Pennsylvania’s all-time great wrestlers, has been named head wrestling coach at the new Shamokin Coal Township merged school district.

Engagement announced of Judith Ann Winder, Turbotville, to William Winner, Jr., of Williamsport.

Mrs. Joseph Byerly was named president of Preceptor Gamma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Engagement announced of Miss Wanda Oyster, Muncy, to Emmett Adkins, Jr. of West Virginia.

A dress designed by Muncy High school graduate Ann Witham, now Mrs. Abraham Ents, has been selected to be modeled on May 2 at New york Sate pavilion of the New York World’s Fair.

Died: A. Edmund Murray, 78, Muncy, April 20; Grace Reynolds, Montgomery, April 15; Elizabeth Woodside, 85, Hughesville, April 18.

At the Ritz: “Get Yourself a College Girl”

Ad: Gilbert Bros. Chevrolet, Muncy, PA