PEEKS OF PAST June 24, 2015
The Muncy Luminary
Tuesday, July 4, 1865
150 years ago
Mark Mendenhall, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mendenhall, of Clinton township, was severely injured in the head Friday morning with a hatchet. He was assisting Mr. Benjamin Wilson in repairing a hay fork when the hatchet accidentally flew out of Mr. Wilson’s hand, striking Mendenhall on the head, the blade penetrating nearly through the skull.
While Peter Betz, of his borough, was returning home Sunday evening he fell from the back seat of his wagon to the ground receiving internal injuries which confined him to his bed.
Married-On Thursday, 29th inst., by Rev. George Parson, Mr. James Fahrenback and Miss Annie Edwards, both of Muncy.
On the 25th, by the Rev. Jacob Miller, Hugh McFadden and Miss Mary A. Bridge, both of Muncy Creek township.
On the 4th inst., at Muncy, by S. Schuyler, Esq., Daniel Gordner of Pine Township, to Miss Eliza Richards, of Jordan Township, Lycoming County.
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, July 1, 1915
100 years ago
A benefit for the playground fund will be given at the Opera House July 2nd, when the four part photoplay, “The Fairy and the Waif,” will be produced.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Rottmann, of Nebraska, City, Neb., on June 16th, a son, who has been named Frederick William Rottmann. Mrs. Rottmann who before marriage was Miss Lillydale Koser, is well known by many of our readers, as her father, Rev. J.A. Koser, was pastor of the Lutheran church here some years ago.
Died: J. Horace Rogers, aged 69 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died suddenly at his home, in Picture Rocks, about 7 o’clock Sunday evening; Mrs. Howard E. Gray, of Roaring Branch, this county, who several months ago, refused an offer of John Mock, brother-in-law of Charles M. Schwab, of $100,000, for her little two-year old daughter, died in a private hospital in Williamsport on Monday, Mrs. Gray was 22 years of age.
Ad: It’s a picnic getting ready for a picnic-Libby’s Ready to Serve Food Products.
50 Years Ago
June 24, 1965
Dick Zaukauckas succeeds Schuyler as Muncy grid coach.
State officials will tour Muncy Creek area in July to study erosion and flood controls.
Miss Cora Leiser sweepstakes winner in Muncy Garden Club Flower Show.
Cheryl Diane Fuller, Hughesville, became the bride of James O. Rupert, of near Muncy, on June 19.
Linda L. Renninger, Montgomery, engaged to James B. Walton.
Miss Neva Jewett, of Richmond, Virginia, and George C. Lupold, Muncy, wed on June 12.
Miss Carol Ann Schelb, Williamsport, became the bride of Richard Atwater Fry, of Muncy, on June 19.
Miss Kay Pysher, Montgomery, engaged to Joseph Payez, of Reading.
Two area youths have been chosen by the Northumberland Baptist Association for a Youth Mission Study in Haiti, Tonya Boston, of Picture Rocks, and Rodney Barto, of Hughesville.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Price, Muncy, daughter, June 15. Mother former Mollie Ann Gutschall; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Livingston, Muncy, a daughter, June 16. Mother former Joanne Schoch; Mr. and Mrs. William Wise, Montgomery, a daughter, June 16. Mother former Doris Darlene Hughes; Mr. and Mrs. James Maust, Muncy, a son, June 16. Mother former Connie West; Mr. and Mrs. John Yoder, Hughesville, a daughter, June 17. Mother former Laura Frey; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Farrar, Muncy, a daughter, June 20. Mother former Sallie Richart.
Died: Clayton Milheim, 47, Muncy, June 16; Joseph E. Egli, 18, State College, June 18; Jesse W. Buriak, 26, Hughesville, June 21.
At the Ritz: “Major Dundee”
Ad: Open-Hydra-Spray Car Wash-25 cents, East Muncy
Wednesday Morning, June 27, 1990
25 Years Ago
“Fun in the Sun” was the name for The Luminary entered in the Montgomery Carnival Pet Parade.
Patrolman Jeff Smead is a new full-time policeman for Montgomery
In the ten and under girls Alyssa Wiser broke the 25 meter freestyle record. The old record was 16:45 set by Corey Wallis in 1982. The new record is 16:24.
Miss Amy Beth Poust, Muncy, became the bride of Kevin Thomas Leddy, Pottsville, on June 23.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Phillips, Muncy, a son, June 17. Mother former Tina A. Puttillion; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Blaser, Muncy, a daughter, June 21. Mother former Candace Hartman; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Finck, Muncy, a son, June 22. Mother former Lori Digan.
Died: Charles Durward Ferrell, 79, Muncy Valley, June 19; Edward J. McQuade, Sr., 50, Allenwood, June 19; David C. Phillips, formerly of Hughesville, June 20; Maxine M. Braim, 71, Muncy, June 19; Grant L. Arthur, 75, Lairdsville, June 24.