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PEEKS OF PAST September 30, 2015

By Staff | Sep 29, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1865

150 years ago

Thomas Smith, of Williamsport, has purchased the offices of the old Lycoming Gazette, (the publication of which was suspended last week) and the West Branch Democrat, the publication of which was discontinue two weeks ago, and that of the Gazette resumed, under the direction and control of Charles T. Houston & Co.

A living frog was found in a bed of hard blue clay, 23 feet below the surface of the ground, in Leciester, Mass., last week.

Two railroad accidents occurred on the P. and E. railroad on Saturday last, one at Watsontown and the other three miles below Willamsport.

Married-On the 1st inst., at the house of John Shuler, by Rev. H. Castles, George Ball, of Hughesville, and Miss Rosetta Gilbert, of Sullivan County.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 8, 1880

135 years ago

Dr. Michael Stech died suddenly at Ophequan, Va., on Tuesday.

Married-At Bradford on Tuesday, H.A.Renn and Mrs. Fiske, daughter of Judge Craig.

The Republican parade at Williamsport last Thursday nigh was one of the finest political demonstrations ever held in the county. About 250 went up from Muncy, headed by the Muncy Cornet band, and a large drum corps. Twenty-four hundred men were in line with torches, banners, mottos, etc.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 7, 1915

100 years ago

Pickpockets made a rich haul during the Milton fair, it was declared. Samuel D. Robbins, of Pottsgrove lost $350 while other smaller amounts were reported. Three suspects were arrested, but released.

Miss Marion Painter left this morning for Greeley, Colo., where she will be married to Mr. Paul Biddle Van Dine of Montana.

Died: Joshua W. Alder, near Muncy; Evan P. Starr, Lycoming County, 75, died Sunday morning; J.R. Stead, 80, Muncy; Savilla Fry, died at her home in Penn Twp. on Thursday, aged 87 years.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 7, 1965

10 cents

Robert D. Heyl, formerly of Muncy, was the recipient on Sept. 7, of U.S. patent entitled “Filter”.

Mrs. Mildred Hall attended the New YOrk World’s Fair recently as a guest of Bell Telephone company.

Miss Ann Gautsch, of Muncy, married Richard Hiltner, of Harrisburg, on Oct. 2.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. David Hicks, Picture Rocks, a daughter, Sept. 28. Mother former Patricia McCarty; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Brown, Muncy, a daughter, Sept. 29. Mother former Fay Farley; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gunter, Hughesville, a daughter, Sept. 30. Mother former Janet Shaner; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Eichenlaub, Muncy, a son, Oct. 2. Mother former Beverly Kile; Mr. and Mrs. Donald O’Connor, Hughesville, a daughter, Oct. 3. Mother former Nancy Schug; Mr.and Mrs. Carl Swartz, Montgomery, a daughter, Oct. 4. Mother former Joyce Frey.

Died: William C. Manley, 53, Muncy, Oct. 1; Mrs. Charlotte Durkee, 44, Williamsport.

At the Ritz: “Lord Jim” with Peter O’Toole

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