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Peeks of Past Feb. 10, 2016

By Staff | Feb 12, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1866

150 years ago

Died: At the Pennsylvania Mills, on the 8th inst., Louisa Fisher, daughter of Henry Fisher, in the 18th year of her age. In Wolf township, on the 27th inst ult., Mrs. Hannah Burkholder, aged 91 years, 9 months, and 1 day.

Married-On the 8th inst., by Rev. D. Castleman, at the M.E. parsonage, R.P. Bardo and Miss Lydia Gray, both of Wolf township. On the 15th inst., Issachar Houseknecht, of Lairdsville, to Miss Josephine Young, of Wolf township.

A fresh arrival of Young Hyson tea at the sore of Funstone & Achenbach.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Feb. 11, 1881

135 years ago

Died-At her residence on South Man street, Feb. 9, after a three months’ illness, Miss Adie F. Shoemaker.

Thursday, Feb. 3, George Smith and Catherine Miller were executed in the jail yard at Williamsport for the cruel murder of her husband, near Jersey Shore on the night of March 18, 1880. Sheriff Samuel Wilson had charge of the execution, which was witnessed by nearly two hundred persons.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Feb. 10, 1916

100 years ago

A debate between representatives of the Hughesville High school and Picture Rocks High school will take place in Hughesville on Feb. 11.

Parris Snyder, who operates a drill press in the machine department of the Sprout-Waldron plant, met with serious injuries Friday afternoon.

The fireman’s relief fund will likely be increased by nearly $100 within a few weeks as the result of the distribution of amounts due to municipalities.

Dr. J. George Becht, secretary of the state board of education, in addressing the State School Directors at their annual convention in Harrisburg last week, declared that the subject of teachers’ pensions should be given careful consideration, because while teachers were not much subject to accidents, yet their occupations was a dangerous one. He said figures showed that teachers were liable to various ailments, and that they should be protected the days when they are unable to continue service.

Died: Rev. William Pusey Painter, died suddenly at the rectory Friday afternoon, born in Muncy, aged 60 years; Edna V. Eckman, West Water Street, died of a very rare condition accompany an attack of grip, aged 22 years; Katharine Harp died at her home on West Water street his morning, aged 79 years; Mrs. J.H. Andrews died suddenly Monday morning at her home on Penn street, Montgomery, aged 49 years.

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