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PEEKS OF PAST Dec. 2, 2015

By Staff | Dec 3, 2015

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1865

150 years ago

Thanksgiving day was generally observed in this borough.

The store of NcKelvy, Neal & Co., at Bloomsburg, was entered by thieves and a large amount of goods stolen.

Donations were held at both the Presbyterian manse and St. James’ rectory.

This edition was taken up almost entirely with President Johnson’s message to Congress.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Dec. 10, 1880

135 years ago

John D. Musser Post Named committees to take charge of the fair to be held from the 20th to the 25th.

A fracas occurred last Tuesday between John McGuire and John Hart, Jr., two employees of the Proctorville tannery, which almost ended in murder.

A .J. Lind, who acted for several years as leader of the Citizens’ Cornet band, has moved to Laporte.

Married-At the residence of the bride’s parents in Moreland township, Nov. 18th, by Rev. H. C. Munro, S. B. Derr and Miss Cora Crawford.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Dec. 10, 1915

100 years ago

The Cold Water Hunting club, whose headquarters are on Gray’s run, report a 350-pound bear killed by one of the members.

The many Muncy friends of Mrs. Malinda Kirk, of Watsontown, and formerly of this place, will regret to learn that she was stricken with paralysis while seated at a table at the supper serviced by the Reformed congregation at that place Saturday evening.

A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Petrikin, Tuesday afternoon, when Frances Hollingsworth, was united in marriage to Mr. Charles Deown Mower.

A wedding took place at Mrs. Elizabeth McCarty, in Muncy Creek township, Tuesday evening when her daughter, Hazel, was married to Mr. Philip Opp of near Clarkstown.

Isaac Artley and daughter, Miss Katharine Artley, of Pennsdale, have gone to Mt. Hope, Kansas, where they expect to spend the winter visiting relatives.

Died: Thomas C. Opp, one of Muncy’s prominent business men, died Friday morning after an illness of about three weeks, aged 598 years, 3 months and 17 days; Mrs. Mary Bridinger, died at the family home near Clarkstown, Tuesday, aged about 35 years.

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“Open House” Sunday afternoon at Bryfogles…and this is a wonderful opportunity to see the beautiful poinsettias and cyclamen in their great splendor.

A hairstyle show was held at a recent meeting of Theta Iota chapter of Beta Signma Phi at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Blessing with Mrs. Harold Bishop as co-hostess.

David A. Meserole, of Muncy, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School.

Miss Madeline Reed, of Muncy, becomes engaged to Dr. Dante P. Velayo.

Miss Carolyn Jean Fisher weds Paul Seibert, Jr., of Muncy on Nov. 20.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William DeWald, Hughesville, a son, Nov. 30. Mother former Geoline Billig; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ryder, Hughesville, a daughter, Dec. 4. Mother former Nancy Edkin.

Died: John Hall, 84, Muncy, Dec. 4; Robert Moyer, 48, Muncy native, Dec. 4.

At the Ritz: “Marriage on the Rocks” with Frank Sinatra

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