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PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 6, 2016

By Staff | Jan 5, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1866

151 years ago

A revival in the Baptist church terminated in the immersion of nine persons in the river on Sunday, Dc. 31, by Rev. T. M. Shanafelt.

Some excitement has prevailed in Plunketts Creek township, this county, at the discovery of what is believed to be coal oil, on the property known as Ross & Whipple, the oil being gathered from a spring in a corner of a cellar dug out during the summer.

Married-At St. James Rectory, John H. Moyer and Isabella Ellis, both of Delaware township.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 7, 1880

135 years ago

While driving home from Milton Tuesday afternoon, John Andrews’ team ran away, throwing him out and injuring him quite badly.

Samuel McClain, son of H.B. McClain, of Muncy Creek township, fell down a shaft 185 feet deep, at a coal mine at Scranton, on Friday and died from his injuries.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 6, 1915

100 years ago

Married-Ralph E. Cornelison, of this place, and Miss Amelia R. Willig, of Williamsport, were married on Wednesday evening of last week; Brady F. Ritter and Miss Louise Berlharz, both of Moreland township, were married on Dec. 23rd; William H. Fritz and Florence Taylor were married on Dec. 23rd.

Died: Frantz Miller died Friday at his home at Fairfield Center, aged 76 years.

Harry Robb, who will take charge of the “Mingo Farm” new town, this spring, was among those who purchased a fine team of draft horses at the sale of Lore & Corson on Tuesday.

Howard Ritter of Lairdsville shot 17 coons, 1 gray fox, and 1 red fox this season.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 6, 1966

10 cents

Lycoming Ladder Company in Picture Rocks leveled Sunday Nigh by fire of undetermined origin; loss may exceed $25,000.

C. Paul McConnell heads new East Lycoming School District Board.

Portrait of late Dr. W.E. Turner presented to Muncy Valley Hospital by friends.

William Zarr named president of Muncy Borough Council.

Gary L. Edwards and his tally of 45 “Merry Christmas” salutations in the Dec. 23 issue of The Luminary was the only entry that matched the count of the editor. As the winner of the contest, Gary will received $5.00.

Two engagements announced in Unityville: Miss Alice Jordan engaged to Harold A. Steinruck, Benton; and Henry Jordan is engaged to Miss Carol Ann Lunger of Lairdsville.

Engagement announced of Miss Barbara Allen, Hughesville, to Lewis I. Summers, of Unityville; Miss Barbara McKee, Hughesville, engaged to James L. Houseknecht, of near Hughesville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Staib, Muncy, a son, Dec. 30. Mother former Angeline Guinter; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Persun, Montgomery, son, Dec. 30. Mother former Julia King; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn, Frantz, Benton, daughter, Dec. 30. Mother former Darlene Beishline; Mr.and Mrs. Carl Folk, Montgomery, son, Dec. 31. Mother former Gloria Andrews; Mr.and Mrs. Ralph Newcomer, Jr., Watsontown, daughter, Dec. 31. Mother former Shirley Eck; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sones, Millville, son, Jan. 2, Mother former Connie Williams; Mr.and Mrs. David Ault, Muncy, a daughter, Jan. 2. Mother former Donna Feigles; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gardner, Hughesville, son, Dec. 30. Mother former Billie L. Richmond.

Died: Verna Shipman, 87, died at her home in Pennsdale, Dec. 29; Glenwood C. Fisher, 62, Montgomery, died Dec. 30; Scott E. Shick, 62, Montgomery, died Dec. 29.

At the Ritz: Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, and Donald O’Connor in “That Funny Feeling”

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