Peeks of Past May 6, 2015
The Muncy Luminary
Tuesday, May 16, 1865
150 years ago
The services of the commission of the enrollment board being no longer needed, Robert Hawley, Esq., of this borough, was honorably discharged from the service on the 8th instant as commissioner of the 18th district of Pennsylvania, a position he has filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to those having business with his office.
A house has been discovered in Washington city belonging to a Mrs. Green mined and furnished with underground apartments, furnished with manacles and all the accessories to private imprisonment. The plan had been at first to kidnap the President and as many other leading men as they could and imprison them in Washington.
George Dreisbauch, an influential and respectable citizen of this place, committed suicide on Saturday morning, the 6th instant, by cutting his throat with a razor.
Died-In Muncy Creek township April 28, Mrs. Charity Zarr, aged 72 years, 10 months, 26 days.
Died-In Muncy Creek township on the 9th instant, Mrs. Margaret Snyder, wife of Daniel Snyder,aged 61 years, 9 months and 21 days.
Died-In Stephenson county, Ill., on the 15th of April, Eleanor, wife of James Taggert, and daughter of the late Robert Ireland, of near Milton, Pa., aged 42 years.
Died-In Washington township on the 26th of April, Fleming Betts, aged 33 years, 8 months and 25 days. Member of Company D, 143rd regiment, P.V.
The Muncy Luminary
Friday, May 14, 1880
135 years ago
Terrible fires have raged in the oil region during the past week, Thursday, several small owns, 500 wells and 200,000 barrels of oil were destroyed. The loss was estimated at several hundred thousand dollars.
Forest fires have been raging this week in this part of the state, Sullivan county being the latest sufferer. The hemlock forests of that county have been burning two or three days and great quantities of timber are reported to have been destroyed.
We call the attention of our readers to the card of Dr. W. L. King, of Lairdsville. Dr. King is said to be a young physician of much promise and is a good citizen.
Bruce Kelly, son of Mr. Martin Kelly, came near drowning one day this week in the Muncy dam. He was rescued by Henry Sheridan just in time to save his life.
Married-At the home of William Brobst, East Muncy, May 11, 1880, by Rev. James Hunter, Mr. Charles E. smith, of Hughesville, and Miss Mary M. Kisner, of Muncy, Pa.
There are almost 100 students from other places attending the Normal School this term.
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, May 13, 1915
100 years ago
One of the social events of the season was the wedding at Mr. and Mrs. Charles Downing yesterday morning when their only daughter, Edna Luella, was united in marriage to Cordeen C. Pfleegor.
Dr. and Mrs. H.S. Weigle , of Muncy, left early yesterday morning on an auto trip to visit Lieutenant and Mrs. Wallace Clay in Boston.
Thomas Renn, who some years ago resided in Muncy, committed suicide on Thursday morning.
Died: Mrs. John J. Ellis, about 81, died at the home of her daughter in Watsontown on Sunday.
Ad: “Don’t forget to bring home some Post Toasties”
50 Years Ago
May 6, 1965
Lieutenant commander Wilbur B. Hale, Jr., of Muncy in command of 28-member group of area Reservists at sea on USS Barton.
Removal of nine parking meters in downtown Muncy was authorized.
Miss Betty Lou Lowry was crowned May Queen at Muncy High School.
Carol Thornton of Atlanta, GA, to wed Malcolm Muir, Jr., of Muncy.
Mr. and Mrs. Britton Walters, Picture Rocks, were honored Sunday at dinner on their 30th wedding anniversary.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Warg, Hughesville, a son, April 25. Mother former Mary Renninger; Mr. and Mrs. Danny Rogers, Montgomery, a daughter, April 25. Mother former Dorothy Bastian; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bogart, Watsontown, a daughter, April 27. Mother former Pauline Temple; Mr. and Mrs. charles Oden, Muncy, a daughter, April 28. Mother former Janice Lupold; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Butts, Hughesville, a daughter, April 29. Mother former Shirley Kiess; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Poorman, Hughesville, a son, May 1. Mother former Jean Houseknecht; Mr.and Mrs. Elmer Huffman, Muncy, a daughter, May 2. Mother former Gloria Warren; Mr. and Mrs. Larue Buck, Hughesville, a daughter, May 2.
Died: John E. Nevel, formerly of Picture Rocks, died April 30; Patricia Cima, 22, died May 1.
At the Ritz: “Goldfinger” with Sean Connery and Honor Blackman
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