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PEEKS OF PAST July 1, 2015

By Staff | Jul 2, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, June July 11, 1865

150 years ago

Hon. Henry Johnson, of this borough, delivered an oration at Wellsboro, of this state.

We regret to learn that W.C. Bryan, of Montoursville, a member of Company D, 5th Pa. cavalry, was among those who lost their lives though the cruelty of the rebels at Andersonville.

Dr. Michael Steck, late Indian agent in New Mexico, passed through this borough Saturday evening on his way to Hughesville.

Married-At Lewisburg, July 4, by Rev. T.M. Shanafielt, of Muncy, Lieut. James Cummings, of Bellefonte, and Miss Mary R. Stoner, of Watsontown.

Married-On the 4th day of July, at the hotel of Mr. Kahler, by the Rev. George C. Drake, Mr. Jacob Kramer, of White Hall, Montour county, to Miss Mary, daughter of William McBride, of the same place.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, July 9, 1880

135 years ago

On Monday evening the passenger train on the P. and R.R.R. ran into the horse and wagon of Mr. Jacob Herbst at Saegers crossing, maiming the horse, demolishing the wagon and injuring Mr. Herbert quite badly.

A fishing party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. W.H.H. Walton, Miss S.A. Painter and Mr. A.W. Tallman spent two days at Rock Run last week. They had good luck, fine weather and a pleasant time.

Misses Ida and Lulu Johnson, who have been pupils in Hellmuth Ladies’ College, London, Canada, returned home last week.

Rev. Milton E. Lightner, a prominent and influential presbyter of the Episcopal church, died of apoplexy last Thursday, in the 61st year of his age.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, July 8, 1915

100 years ago

Just two installments remain to complete the set of Tissot paintings being given on Sunday evenings at the Baptist Church.

By the readjustment of the salaries of Postmasters by the Postmaster General the salary of Muncy office has been increased from $2300 to $2400.

Friends and neighbors congregated at the home of Eli C. Reed, of Unityville, R.D. No. 1, near Germany church, on Wednesday of last week, to assist in the raising of a large bank barn which was erected under the management of John C. Fenstamaker.

Died: Sarah M. Wallis, died Wednesday of last week at the home of William Ellis Haines, Esq., Aynhoe, near Pennsdale. She was 73 years of age and had been in the Haines family for 37 years.

J.B. Datesman, who some years ago was a resident of Muncy, died Tuesday evening, aged 83 years.

Married-Miss Emma Alice Frantz, of Muncy, and Mathias Edward Frey, of Montgomery, were married last Wednesday, June 30th.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

July 1, 1965

10 cents

Bob Plankenhorn retires, 48 years under one roof. The lifetime Muncy resident retired June 30 after working in Muncy’s industrial west end ever since 1917.

Miss Susan Wilt selected as Muncy High Flaming Foliage Queen.

Engagement announced of Priscilla Marquardt, Hughesville, to Daniel Hart.

United in marriage on June 12 was Miss Beverly Temple, Hughesville, and James Buxton.

Miss Kathleen M. Balty, Montoursville, became the bride of Glen Larue Glidewell, Unityville, on June 19.

Miss Connie Lou Hill, of Muncy, and Thomas Springman, Jr., of Pennsdale, wed Sunday, June 27, in St. Andrew Lutheran Church.

Miss Carol Thornton weds Malcolm Muir, Jr., Muncy, on Wednesday, June 16.

Charlotte Metzger, Warrior Run, becomes the bride of Robert L. Sones of Sullivan County on June 26.

Miss Sharon Kay Stackhouse is married June 27 to Clyde (Skip) Houseknecht, of near Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Ladley, N.Y., a daughter, June 22. Mother former Doris Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wilson, Muncy, a son, June 24. Mother former Carolyn Green; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rupert, Watsontown, a son, June 25. Mother former Diane Dixon; Mr.and Mrs. Bruce Reicherderfer, Muncy Valley, a son, June 25. Mother former Dorothy Rooker; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Hill, Allenwood, a daughter, June 25. Mother former Mary Troxell; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bartlow, Muncy, a daughter, June 28. Mother former Patricia Fenstermacher; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Poust, Unityville, a son, June 28. Mother former Ruth Temple; Mr.and MRs. Robert Sherwood, Montgomery, a daughter, June 29. Mother former Barbara Fisher.

Died: Prof. Carl Hartzell died at Muncy Valley hospital on June 23; Wilson Redding, 70, Muncy, June 25; Sevenia A. Bartlow, Muncy, June 27.

At the Ritz: Robert Mitchum in “Mister Moses”

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The Luminary

Wednesday Morning, July 4, 1990

25 Years Ago

30 cents

Lycoming County Fair music line is set. Heading the country line-up is “a favorite new artist” Garth Brooks will present his No. 1 hits.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Springman of Hughesville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 27.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Lauchle, Muncy, son, June 29. Mother former Terri Manwaring; Mr. and Mrs. M. Louis Palazzo, Montgomery, son, June 29. Mother former Susan M. Bundy; Mr. and Mrs. robert McElrath, Montgomery, s on, July 1. Mother former Terri L. Buck; Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Crawford, Muncy, a daughter, June 30. Mother former Paula Creasy; Mr. and Mrs. Lana A. Chilson and Lee R. Rose, Muncy, daughter, June 27; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beck, Muncy, son, June 25. Mother former Paula Wagner; Mr.and Mrs. Jeff Cheetham, Montgomery, a son, June 25. Mother former Marjorie Giffins; Holly E. Lyons and John R. Murray, Muncy, son, June 24; Mr.and Mrs. David N. Smith, Hughesville, a son, June 29. Mother former Kathy J. Barto.

Died: Paul A. Christman, 63, Montgomery, June 29; Donald L. Buck, 63, Muncy native, June 23; Myron W. Girton, 75, Hughesville, June 30; Daniel W. Smith, 89, Hughesville, June 30.

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