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PEEKS OF PAST Oct. 14, 2015

By Staff | Oct 14, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1865

150 years ago

A horrible railroad accident occurred at Lancaster on Saturday, nine persons being killed and a number injured.

The result of the election shows that the next Congress will stand 150 Union, 92 Democrats; Senate Union 47, Democrats 20.

Died-On Friday morning last, at the residence of his father, Benj. Warner, Jr., son of John Warner, of Muncy township, aged 34 years, 8 months and 18 days.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 22, 1880

135 years ago

A rousing Republican meeting was held at this place last Thursday night, the town being alive with marching men carrying torches. Capt. Wm. A. Flack was chief marshall.

Wm. A. Petrikin, who has been living in Colorado for some time, came east last week to visit his mother.

Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Gold, of Clarkstown, celebrated their Silver Wedding on Monday.

Died-At Huntersville, Oct. 13, Jacob Hessler, aged 69 years.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 21, 1915

100 years ago

On Wednesday evening, Miss Margaret Craig Love, became the bride of M. Charles Franklin Cole.

John Daniels, residence unknown, is at present an inmate of the county prison, charged with burglarizing the home of Clarence Artley, of Chippewa Station, on the Williamsport and North Branch railroad.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Calvin Harter has made the record cat of fish in the river near Muncy for this season. On Friday, while trolling they landed one salmon 29 1/2 inches long, weighing 6 1/4 pounds, and three more averaging 18 inches in length.

L. D. Albertson, of “Sunny Acre” farm, near Hughesville, who a few weeks ago found 32 gold rings buried on his farm, made another discover few days ago while planting some trees near the place where the rings were found. He unearthed an old satchel near a stream that had evidently had the jewelry buried in it. From all appearances the satchel had been buried a long time.

As we go to press, we learn of the death of Amos Tallman, one of Muncy Creek township’s oldest and most highly respected citizens, at his home.

Died: Mrs. Rachel Ann Sprout died Sunday morning at her home on South Main street, Hughesville, at the age of 80 years.

Ad: The careful man avoids this road, he puts his money in the Bank-The Muncy Banking Co. of Muncy, PA.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 21, 1965

10 cents

After 46 years of carrying the mail in the Muncy rural areas, Raymond E. Shook has decided to call it quits.

Montgomery banker Frank C. Strickland has assumed the duties as Supreme Grand Commander of the Ancient and Illustrious Order of Knights of Malta.

Charles Gortners will observe 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jarius Boyer, Muncy, a son, Oct. 11. Mother former Martha Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harris, Turbotville, a son, Oct. 15. Mother former Bertha Narber; Mr.and Mrs. Stephen Bunce, Muncy, a daughter, Oct. 18. Mother former Kathy Rager; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keller, Hughesville, a daughter, Oct. 18. Mother former Dorothy Gordner; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Betz, Turbotville, a daughter, Oct. 19. Mother former Florence Lorow.

Deaths: Raymond K. Phillips, Muncy, Oct. 14; Mrs. Edgar Rubright, 85, Oct. 15.

At the Ritz: “The Girls on the Beach”

Ad: Lettuce (western) 2 for 29 cents