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PEEKS OF PAST Oct. 21, 2015

By Staff | Oct 22, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1865

150 years ago

The 119th annual meeting of the Eastern Synod of the German Reformed church in the United States, convened last week in Lewisburg.

Champ Ferguson, the notorious guerilla fiend, was hanged at Nashville Friday week.

Married-On the 17th inst., at the residence of the bride’s mother, by Rev. At.T. McGill, D.,D., H.C. parsons, Esq., to Mattie J., daughter of the late Dr. William Hepburn, all of Williamsport.

Died-In Muncy township, at the residence of her son-in-law, George Edwards, Mrs. Rachael Reeder, aged 85 years.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 22, 1880

135 years ago

ON his return home from the meeting at Lewisburg last Thursday night Captain William A. Flack found his wife lying at the foot of the stairs insensible. Mrs. Flack while coming down the stairs had fainted, and had been insensible for two hours.

The regular meeting of the Teachers association will be held at Trout Run, November 13th. In the short time since its organization this scarcely has made its influences felt throughout the entire county.

Married-At the home of the bride’s parents, Oct. 27th, A.A. Kurtz, of Hughesville, and Miss Rettie Bearly, of East Muncy.

Died-In Clinton township, Oct. 18th, Amelia Welshans, aged 75 years, 18 months and 18 days.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 28, 1915

100 years ago

For an hour or more before 10 o’clock Saturday evening a beautiful display of Northern lights attracted the attention and elicited the admiration of many observers. The display was declared to be quite unusual for this time of year.

On Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock Edgar Sumner Pfleegor was united in marriage to Miss Gerturde O. Gohrs.

Edward Rothfuss, of Muncy, and Miss Nora Bussler, of Hughesville, were united in marriage on Wednesday last week.

A large bear was seen in the corn field of the Lewis Snyder farm and a large buck deer was seen on the land of J.T. Frantz, on Muncy R.D. No. 7 last week.

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50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Oct. 28, 1965

10 cents

The Muncy School District Board acted to provide needed classrooms for the 1966-67 school year by accepting $103,000 for new construction.

Jack Bishop, of near Muncy, will be presented the Eagle Scout badge on Nov. 7.

When the Byerly Meat Market building was being reconditioned last week on the south wall, one of the sidewalk engineers spotted an old “tintype” which fell to the ground. In still a wonderful state of preservation, the tintype was of the late Hen Maurer, who owned the building as a butcher shop before selling out to the lat Dave Brass who in turn sold out to Harry Byerly.

Mrs. Edna Faus, Picture Rocks, was hostess to her sew-club at which time dressings were made for the Lycoming County Cancer Society.

Engagement announced of Miss Cheryl Sheridan, Muncy, to James T. Dicker.

Miss Martha Brown became the bride of Lynn C. Phillips, Muncy, on Oct. 2.

Richard D. Kelley, son of Mrs. Mary E. Sellinger, of Muncy, has been promoted to staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bennett, Montgomery, a son, Oct. 22. Mother former Elizabeth Hakes; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Marks, Hughesville, a daughter, Oct. 23. Mother former Ethel Eisenhower.

Deaths: David A. Millheim, 65, Hughesville, Oct. 22; C. Roy Gardner, Unityville, Oct. 23; Jason Minier, Hughesville, Oct. 20; M. A. Brosius, 70, Hughesville, Oct. 20.

At the Ritz: “Cat Ballou”

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