PEEKS OF PAST July 29, 2015
The Muncy Luminary
Tuesday, August 8, 1865
150 years ago
Richard Hildreth, the historian died on July 11, at Florence, Italy.
The Indians of Colorado, continue to attack emmigrant trains, troops are being sent there former the east.
Married-On the 25th ult., in Jersey Shore, by Rev. Joseph Stevens, Mr. John A. Gamble,son of Hon. James Gamble to Miss C.E. Sanderson, daughter of J.J. Sanderson, Esq., all of Jersey Shore; In Williamsport on the 31st ult. by Geo. A. Kramer, Esq., John A. Smith, of Salladasburg and Miss Katharine A. Guthery of the same place; On the 1st inst., by Rev. A.R. Horn, Mr. William Elhinger to Miss Mary E. Williams both of Williamson.
Died-In Shrewsbury township on the 1st inst., Elizabeth M., daughter of Geo. M. and Mary A. Taylor. Age 4 years.
The Muncy Luminary
Friday, Aug. 6, 1880
135 years ago
We are requested to give notice that the Parish Harvest home of St. James Church will be held in Ashhurst’s park next Tuesday, Aug. 10.
The silver spoon was presented to Mr. O. B. Bruner, by Col. J.B. Musser Post in accordance with their usual custom. It will be used by his boy who is to be called Wm. Bruner.
Died: Near Eagles Mere, July 25th., 1880, Thomas Little, aged 69 years; in Muncy Creek twp. on July 31st, Mr. William Buckley, aged 83 years; in this borough on Friday, July 30, Mrs. Nancy Castles; at Pennsdale on Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, Rachel F. Mendenhall, wife of Charles Mendenhall and daughter of Benjamin Warner, aged 27 years.
The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Aug. 5, 1915
100 years ago
There seems to be some misunderstanding in regard to the suffrage movement in Muncy. There is no local organization, no chairman nor officers. Members of the Williamsport branch have come to Muncy three times to awaken interest in the subject, but calls for the women to meet to organize borough an average attendance of two. Two people, though zealous cannot organize a society.
At the Howard club picnic, held at Eder-Bloom cottage on Mosquito creek, last Thursday, Muncy men took part in the contest and won several events. John Goodenow showed his heels to all comers in teh 100-yard dash and he and Charles Waldron won the three-legged race. Cordeen C. Pflegor entered the smoking contest as a dark house and won. Spectators declare he smoked like a house on fire.
The people living at North Mountain are gathering splendid crops of blackberries and huckleberries.
John Opp, of Muncy, is making improvements to his residence by building a new porch with a concrete floor at the front and side.
Picture Rocks intends to keep up her reputation as the biggest little Chautauqua town in the country was shown Thursday night when in less than ten minutes seventy-two guarantors singed up for Chautauqua in 1916.
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Clarence F. Stolz, fair secretary, said Wednesday that crowds on Monday and Tuesday both were excellent for early week days of the fair, and that Wednesday the grounds were swarming with kids taking advantage of the free school day.
Fire which completely leveled Muncy Valley Industries at Muncy Valley early last Friday morning had far-reaching effects on industries throughout the united States dependent upon the firm for its supply of wooden reels.
Miss Mary Anne Werner, entertained at a stork shower for Mrs. Wayne Lyons, of Millville. Mrs. Lyons is a former local resident and the daughter of Mrs. Lois Showers, of Picture Rocks.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Oberdorf, Jr., Hughesville, a daughter, July 28. Mother former Tanya Michael; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Walburn, Turbotville, a son, July 29. Mother former Sharon Young; Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Waltman, Muncy, a daughter, July 30. Mother former Rebecca Bryan; Mr. and Mrs. David L. Houseknecht, Picture Rocks, a daughter, July 30. Mother former Shirley Walters; Mr. and Mrs. William Fellinger, Hughesville, a daughter, July 30. Mother former Sandra Hinds; Mr.and Mrs. Terrence Klemick., Montgomery, a daughter, Aug. 2. Mother former Eileen Kreppeneck; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Huffman, Milton, a daughter, Aug. 2. Mother former Leona Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Hoover Raifsnider, Hughesville, a son, July 29. Mother former Barbara Rilling.
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