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PeekS OF PAST Nov. 4, 2015

By Staff | Nov 4, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1865

150 years ago

John Fribley, of Muncy Creek township, has received the appointment of assistant assessor for Lycoming county. Mr. Fribley’s duty will be confined to the “lower end” of the county.

One track of the Muncy bridge was thrown open to the passage of vehicles on fRiday last, and the other will be completed in a few days.

Robert Haley, Esq., has moved to Williamsport and has associated himself with H.H. Cumming, Esq., in the practice of law.

Rev. Jonathan C. Gibbs, a full-blooded African, took part in the proceedings of the Presbyterian synod assembled at Lewisburg recently.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 12, 1880

135 years ago

Some of the Williamsport papers think the death sentence of George Smith and Catharine Miller, condemned for the murder of Andrew Miller, ought to be changed to imprisonment for life. Governor Hoyt has signed the death warrants and the execution will take place on Friday,January 6, 1881.

Augustus Fiegels, son of David Fiegels, had his leg broken on Tuesday evening during the Republican jubilee. A purse of $50 was raised for the boy on Wednesday.

Uncle John McCarty celebrated his 86th birthday on November 4.

A lady of Muncy Creek township met with quite a misfortune in front of Mozley’s store one day last week. While attempting to get out of her buggy with a basket of thirteen dozen eggs on the one arm and a basket containing ten pounds of butter on the other, she slipped and both baskets fell to the ground, ten dozen eggs being broken and the butter rolled in the mud.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 11, 1915

100 years ago

Augustus Fry, of near Chippewa, has been making a number of improvements on his farm and last week the following neighbors assisted in raising a large addition, which he is having built in connection with his large barn: Lewis Michael, Edward Tule, WF. Belles, John Fry, Ernest Artley, Leonard Swartz, Howard Egly, George and Henry Fry, Jacob Snyder, Daniel Gatz, Ambrose Yeagle, Raymond Robb, Stanley Berger, John McConnell, James Hessler, James Montague, Thomas Hall, Harry Ort, Walter McConnell, John Moyer, Lewis Wallis, Earl Betts, Rankin Harris, Philip Fry and Preston Shaner. Those who assisted Mrs. Fry in serving a fine chicken dinner were: Mrs. George Plankenhorn, Mrs. George Harris, Mrs. Narber Fry, Misses Carrie , Hazel and Hannah Fry and Grace Harman.

Died: Mrs. Florence Zealor, died Friday night after an illness of several months, aged 48 years.

With more than three-quarters of her body burned about 15 days ago by an explosion of an oil can from which she was pouring coal oil upon a lighted fire, Alice, the fifteen-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Boyer, living back of Unityville, died Saturday morning.

A photoplay benefit for Harry Gottschall, the blind boy, will be given in the opera house on November 11.

Harry Opp, son of Charles Opp, of Muncy R.D. No. 1, was brought from Harrisburg on Saturday evening, suffering from a bad wound on the head. He was struck by an engine while setting a switch on the Pennsylvania railroad.

At the Opera House-Peck’s Bad Boy

Ad: Lots for Sale-South Market street, Muncy, 414 feet front. HIgh ground; good view; good drainage, corner lot, Lincoln and Market streets, 70 x 182 feet, $430.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Nov. 11, 1965

10 cents

Fire Levels J. K. Rishel Plant in Hughesville early last Thursday morning-The blaze, one of the biggest fires in this area in recent years, completely destroyed the frame structures which comprised the plant employing about 190 persons, was discovered shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

Muncy’s new mayor will be popular Harry Dieffenbacher, who was elected last Tuesday in a close race with Paul Geringer.

R & J TV Corp., which is preparing to provide a second community antenna television service to the Muncy area, will be ready to provide a signal by the end of this week, an official of the firm said on Wednesday.

Parking meter returns for October in Muncy were $215.76, it was reported to Borough Council this week.

Effective Nov. 1, the Muncy business formerly known as “Michael Bros.” has been legally changed and incorporated under the name of “Michael’s and Sons, Inc.

Sandra Bressler, of Muncy, to wed Carl Hawk, also of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller, Montgomery, a daughter, Nov. 3. Mother former Faye Ring; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Warner, Allenwood, a daughter, Nov. 5. Mother former Theresa Koser; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Beaver, Watsontown, a son, Nov. 5. Mother former Phyllis Worthington; Mr. and Mrs. David Cotner, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 7. Mother former Monica Newton; Mr.and Mrs. John Betz, Turbotville, a daughter, Nov. 7. Mother former Susie Gordner; Mr.and Mrs. John Sanner, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 8. Mother former Marian Miller; Mr.and Mrs. Richard Newton, of Montgomery, a daughter, Nov. 8. Mother former Beverly Bartlow.

At the Ritz: “What’s New Pussycat?”

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