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Peeks of Past Aug. 12, 2015

By Staff | Aug 19, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, August 22, 1865

150 years ago

Married-In this borough on the 17th inst. at the residence of Joseph Skull, Esq., Mr. William F. McChirk, of Danville, to Miss Susan R. Newsberry, of Pottsgrove.

Married-In this borough on the 16th inst., Mr. D.P. Jackson, of Williamsport, to Miss Rachel A. Bower, of Montoursville.

Married-On the 17th inst., Mr. Wesley Temple, of Jordan township, to Miss Levina Reese, of Franklin township.

New skirts for 1865-6-The great invention of the age in hoop skirts.

Henry Johnson and R. Hawley, Esqs., and Major Thomas Chamberlin and Mr. B.S. Merrill were elected delegates to the Union county convention on Saturday last. A good strong delegation.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 20, 1880

135 years ago

Sometime ago Mr. Foucart, our popular jeweler, gave $25.00 toward the Normal library. We are ready to hear of more of our business men following the worthy example.

Mrs. F.G. Lauer, of Catawissa, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Lilly.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Aug. 17, 1915

100 years ago

All Are Welcome-The day opens up bright for Farmers’ Day and the Luminary extends to our visitors a warm welcome and hopes that every person visiting the town will have a pleasant time.

Frank L. Foote has purchased from Robert Wertman the restaurant next to the Crawford House on Main street.

Mrs. Clark Bowen was rendered unconscious and stricken temporarily blind late Sunday night wen struck by a bolt of lightning.

Engagement announced of Margaret Craig to Charles Franklin Cole.

Miss Margaret Love has resigned her position as teacher of the sixth grade in the public school.

Died: J. Hammond Ritter, Pittsburgh, Aug. 7, aged 48 years; John B. Downing died at his home at Geona,Ills., Aug. 10th, aged 67 years; Mrs. Albert Hendershot, aged 74, died at her home on Mahoning street Thursday evening.

Ad: A household remedy in America for 25 years-Dr. Thomas Eclectic Oil. For cuts, sprains, burns, scalds, bruises. 25 cents and 50 cents. At all drug stores

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

August 19, 1965

10 cents

Presbyterian Church of Muncy announced this week of the purchase of the Marvin Myers property at 108 East Penn Street.

David Meserole, a 1965 graduate of Lycoming college, left Sunday for Lackland AFB, Tex., to begin a course of pilot training in the U.S. Air Force.

CWO Robert Kiess has departed for Viet Nam with the First Cavalry Division, according to word brought to Muncy by his wife over the weekend.

Engagement announced of Miss Laura Mitchell, of Wayne, N.J., to Fred Preuss, of Muncy.

Miss Hilda Farley was married to Robert B. Sampsell on Aug. 6

Miss Alice Mae Worthington, Unityville, and Francis Lee Johnson, of Millville, were married Aug. 6.

Engagement announced of Miss Sharon E. Phillips, of Hughesville, to William R. Sense, of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Young, Hughesville, a son, Aug. 11. Mother former Marian Chestnut; Mr. and MRs. Richard Funk, Watsontown, a son, Aug. 5. Mother former Betty Stackhouse; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Callenberger, of Jenkintown, a son, Aug. 6. Mother former Roberta Zettlemoyer.

The local Intermediate baseball of Picture Rocks held their picnic at the part followed by a game between the fathers and sons. The fathers were the winners, 5-4.

Deaths: George Houseknecht, 46, MHS Teacher since 1946, died suddenly on Aug. 16; Mrs. Catherine J. Kennedy, on of Muncy’s nonagenarians and mother of James J. Kennedy, died Aug. 18; Minnie Hitesman, 88, Montgomery, died Aug. 15; Ruth Banghart, Montgomery, 55, died suddenly at her home on Monday morning.

At the Ritz: “McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force”

Ad: Closeout Sale-Houseknecht’s Grocery, Main St., Muncy

The Luminary

Wednesday Morning, July 25, 1990

25 Years Ago

30 cents

A check presentation was held on July 11 on the steps of the new portico of the Muncy Valley Hospital which will be officially dedicated to J.A. Webb, Inc., in the near future.

Mr. and Mrs. David Wallis announce the marriage of their daughter, Shelli, to Phillip Bellow Short of Dahlgren, VA. The wedding took place on June 16, 1990, in the Rose Garden of the President’s home at Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA.

The Barto girls of Montgomery were named champion and reserve champion at the Lycoming County Fair Stickhorse show on July 18 in the Pee Week division.

The Grumman Crew served breakfast last Sunday morning at the Montgomery Boat Club.

The 10 and under girls team of the Muncy Swim Team took first place in both 100 medley and 100 freestyle relay in each meet and also set a Muncy pool record of 1:12:57.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar D. Stine, Muncy, a son, July 18. Mother former Freda M. Fry; Debora M. Conway and Marlon L. Bennett of Montgomery, a daughter, July 18; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas T. Bartlett, Montgomery, a daughter, July 16. Mother former Karen L. Lee; Mr. and Mrs. John T. Ferguson, Muncy, a daughter, July 16. Mother former Donna Adams.

Died: Isabel M. Waldron, 66, Muncy, July 17.