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PEEKS OF PAST Apr. 29, 2015

By Staff | Apr 29, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, May 9, 1865

150 years ago

The remains of President Lincoln reached Springfield, Ill., and were interred Thursday last with solemn and impressive ceremonies.

We are indebted to Mr. John Burget, E.E. Webb and other Union soldiers for copies of Richmond papers.

At Richmond Va., the other day a boy picked up a $1,000 Confederate treasure note among the ruins of a bank building that was destroyed when the evacuation took place. The boy was offered 10c in Federal currency for his prize, but declined to take it.

Charles E. Clark, for 15 years paying teller of the Commercial bank of PHiladelphia, is a defaulter to the amount of $308,000. He has fled.

Died-At Picture Rocks, on the 17th ult., Mrs. Mary E., wife of George H.H. Melhuish, aged 28 years.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 7, 1880

135 years ago

On Saturday morning, May 1, the ground was frozen solid and winter overcoats were very acceptable. There are no May parties in this part of the country.

Mr. C.C. Beeber, we are informed, has obtained a position on the Kansas & Pacific R.R., at Denver and has now regular employment, and will probably remain west permanently.

We learn from The Enterprise that MRs. H.L. Wheelock, of Hughesville, and Messrs. B. Frank Steck and Dr. E. Andrews of Santa Fe, owned in partnership 860 acres of mineral lands in New Mexico. Week before last sixty acres of this land were sold for $50,000 cash, to be paid next August.

Several of the little girls not yet in their teens recently organized literary and dramatic society in which they are very much interested. The first entertainment was given at the residence of Mr. W.A. Krouse last Friday evening and was attended by both old and young. The youthful performers all did nobly and were heartily applauded. the next meeting of the Petite society will be held at the residence of Hon. Henry Johnson.

Married, at the bride’s home on the 21st ult., by Rev. M.P. Crosthewaite, William H. Jewell and Miss Mamie Irene Little, both of Picture Rocks.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 6, 1915

100 years ago

Dr. C. S. Weigester wishes to announce that he has taken over the office, No. 2, Smith Building, of Dr. J.M. Banzhaf for the general practice of dentistry.

J. Russell Glass, Charles A. Holley and William A. Ellis through their solicitors, Haines & Peaslee, are applying to the governor for a charter for the Muncy Lumber company, a corporation which is to engage in a general lumber business.

Invitations were issued last week for the wedding of Miss Edna Downing, and Cordian C. Pfleegor, which will take place at the Downing home on May 12.

Governor Brumbaugh has signed the Lindsay bill amending the act establishing a state industrial home for women, which is to be erected in Clinton township, by giving the commission or trustees power of eminent domain and the right to purchase 500 acres of land controlling the water supply.

Died: Mrs. Grace E. Hafer, died April 28th, aged 66 years, 2 months and 27 days.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

April 29, 1965

10 cents

An attempt to pilfer Sunday’s collections at St. Andrew Lutheran church failed over the weekend when would be thieves could not break down a sturdily building rifling cabinet in the church office which contained the money.

Richard Whipple, veteran air force recruiter now in German on an overseas tour of duty, received the AF commendation medal recently.

It won’t be the same around The Luminary without the weekly visit of kindly, energetic Hiram Delbert Bird-Uncle Del to many of our readers-whose stout heart finally gave out around midnight last Friday.

Miss Lynda Lee Kaler, of Muncy, and Byron Richard Brown, also of Muncy, were married at an afternoon service on April 24.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Karl McCloskey, Muncy, a son, April 15. Mother former Helen Barto; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heller, Muncy, a son, April 17. Mother former Barbara Martin; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Chandler, Montgomery, a son, April 19. Mother former Pauline Styler; Mr. and Mrs. Don Martin, Muncy, a son, April 20. Mother former Janice Evans; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller, Muncy, a daughter, April 20. Mother former Linda Bair; Mr. and Mrs. George Smith Jr., Eagles Mere, a son, April 20. Mother former Florence Booth; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Myers, Muncy Valley, a son, April 20. Mother former Irene Westbrook; Mr. and Mrs. Max Robbins, Muncy, a son, April 23. Mother former Marybelle Benedino; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Whitmoyer, Montgomery, a son, April 24. Mother former Doris Ryder; Mr.and Mrs. Danny Rodgers, Montgomery, a daughter, April 25. Mother former Dorothy Bastian.

Died: Hiram D. Bird, 84-year old Muncian whose myriad of activities in this area in the 20th century were as colorful and exciting as the creations his hobbies and talents themselves produced, died April 23; Blanche Freer, Hughesville, died April 23; Thelma Dingle, 63, Muncy, April 21; Emma Nicolas, Muncy, April 24.

At the Ritz: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World”

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