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PEEKS OF PAST Jan. 13, 2016

By Staff | Jan 15, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1866

151 years ago

For the year 1865 there were 183 accidents on the railroads throughout the country.

Martha Barefoot, the oldest person in Pennsylvania, died at Morgantown, Berks county, on Dec. 24th, aged 106 years, 10 months, and 9 days.

Married-On the 4th inst. by Rev. Jacob Miller, Levi Sherman and Miss Susan Dewald, both of Muncy township.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 14, 1880

135 years ago

John Waldron, proprietor of Sprout’s Hay Fork establishment, had an order from Portland, Ore., last week, for some of their forks. Their business is increasing and orders are coming in from all over the country.

About noon on Saturday a man came into the store of Charles Mozley and asked for cartridges for a pistol, which he gave to the clerk, Walter Harman, saying that it was not loaded. While handling it, however, it exploded and a bullet passed through the fleshy part of Mr. Harman’s right hand, inflicting a very painful and inconvenient wound.

The house of S.E. Sprout narrowly escaped being destroyed by fire on Sunday evening.

Married-On Thursday evening, Dec. 30, 1880, Oliver C. Brass and Miss Jennie Stohler, both of Port Penn.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Jan. 13, 1915

100 years ago

On Thursday last, at 5 o’clock Jacob William Fuller and Miss Stella I. McCarty, both of Lewis Township, were united in marriage.

On Jan. 18th W.A. Ditzler will sell a variety of Hand Made Harness in the Borough of Turbotville, on Main Street.

Thirty two dollars were taken in the moving picture benefit which was given in the Opera house Tuesday evening by the Parent-Teachers’ association.

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Poust, of Hughesville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Died: Katherine Wolf, died at her home in Reading, Jan. 5th, after a short illness, aged 76 years; An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Angle died at the family home in Muncy township on Monday; The many Muncy friends of J. Dimm Fague and wife will sympathize with them in the loss of a daughter, born to them on the 7th and died on the 8th.

Ad: Citizen’s National Bank of Muncy, Penn’a.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Jan. 13, 1966

10 cents

The Muncy Water Supply company officially became municipal property on Jan. 6.

Melissa Krause, senior at Muncy H.S., has been named Muncy winner of the Bausch and Lomb Science award.

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Starr, of Newberry, Mrs. Floyd Neufer, Muncy, and Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Fague were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. King, Picture Rocks.

Clyde Kiess has been re-elected to his 16th consecutive term as president of the board of directors of the Lycoming County Fair association.

Hughesville attorney J. Fred Gehr-new president of County Bar Ass’n.

The following Thursday, Muncy goes to Hughesville for the match which will decide Muncy’s fate in the West Branch this season, and two nights later they are host to Larry Lauchle’s once-beaten Shamokin Greyhounds.

Died: William O. Kaufman, 83, Hughesville, Jan. 7; Mary McQuay, 72, Montgomery, Jan 7; Florence McClintock, Hughesville, Jan. 5.

At the Ritz: “Harum Scarum” with Elvis Presley

Ad: Olan Mills Studios, Moran Hotel, Muncy, Penna.