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PEEKS OF PAST Feb. 3, 2016

By Staff | Feb 3, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1866

150 years ago

An infant about four weeks old was found on the porch of Mr. J. O. Crawford, at Montoursville, on Saturday morning.

The loss of the Lycoming County Mutual Insurance company by the recent great fire at Titusville, proves to have been but $3,000.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 4, 1881

135 years ago

George F. Fry, son of Ziba Fry, of Mill Creek township, was found unconscious in a room at the Occidental hotel, Williamsport, last Saturday, with the gas turned on. He revived for a time but died Sunday morning.

On Wednesday morning the thermometer at 7 o’clock registered 12 degrees below zero.

His Honor, Judge Cummin, refused to grant a license on Monday to any of the Hughesville landords except John Houghton.

An old fashioned sleighing party of old and young, married and single, was held Wednesday evening of last week, the party driving to Hughesville and having supper at one of the hotels.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 3, 1916

100 years ago

Chimes to Strike the Passing Hours-Citizens National Bank Puts Illuminated Clock on Its Building

On Saturday afternoon a meeting was held at the Opera House, where a number of farmers had a conference with Charles Sheffer, of the Dewart creamery, with a view of building a milk receiving station at this place.

Died: Florence R. Stolz, died Tuesday night after an illness, aged 42 years; Mary Boyer, aged 7 years, Danville, while visiting at the home of Jacob Dewald, at Port Penn, was taken sick with scarlet fever about three weeks ago; Henry Steele, aged 74 years, Picture Rocks, died Tuesday morning; A. Jackson Smith, 55, Lairdsville, died Saturday; Henry Milles, South Market, Saturday; Henrietta Gibson, East Water street, died Jan. 27.

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Feb. 3, 1966

10 cents

Modecraft Corporation in Muncy was nearly back to normal on Wednesday after the plant was shell-shocked early Sunday morning by a Reading Railroad derailment which piled up 18 freight cars in a 100-yard stretch parallel with the plant.

Engagement announced of Christine Louise to Harry E. Kieffer, Jr., Trout Run.

Miss Patricia Heller’s engagement is told to Richard Dale Michael, of Muncy.

Marriage announced of Miss Elizabeth Ann Montague, Hughesville, to Frank C. Giffi Jr., on Jan. 15.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William Harding of Hughesville, a daughter, Jan. 27. Mother former Dorothea Trick; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bird of Williamsport, a son, Jan. 29. Mother former Donna Stugart; Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bower, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 30. Mother former Florence Staggert; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Elliott, Watsontown, a daughter, Jan. 31. Mother former Carol Knupp; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Poust, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 30. Mother former Joyce Reed; Mr.and Mrs. Warren Houseknecht, Hughesville, a son, Jan. 26. Mother former Ninabelle Ohnmeiss.

Died: Clara Hess, 47, native of Montgomery, died Jan. 29.

At the Ritz: “The Cincinnati Kid”

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