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PEEKS OF PAST Mar. 2, 2016

By Staff | Mar 3, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, March 6, 1866

150 years ago

A free exhibition of a rained horse will be given on the streets of this borough on Friday next by W.E. Wilder & Co.

The dwelling house of Jackson Kahler, in Wolf township, was destroyed by fire on Thursday afternoon, the 22d ult., together with all its contents.

Died-In Muncy township, on the 28th ult., Emma, daughter of John Webster, (colored), aged 14 years.

Married-In Lairdsville, on the 22d ult., by Rev. M.G. Earhart, Joseph Demot, of Jerseytown, and Miss Christiann Crawford, of Muncy. On Wednesday, the 28th ult., Joseph Fahrenbach, of Muncy township, and Miss Mary J. Edwards, of Muncy borough; On Tuesday, the 27th ult.; John B. Heller, of Turbotville, and Miss Amanda App, of Clinton township.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 4, 1881

135 years ago

De La Green, James Guyer, Clarence Sprout and Clinton Guyer participated in a shooting tournament at Watsontown last Friday.

William Peterikin left last Thursday night for New York to join an engineering corps, which started on Saturday for the Republic of Mexico.

Callander’s Georgia Minstrels gave a performance in Educational Hall Monday night.

Married-On Thursday evening, Feb. 17, at the Lutheran parsonage, Muncy, Franklin Artley and Miss Nancy Evans, both of Muncy township.

The Shale sisters gave an interesting concert on Wednesday evening. Instrumental music was furnished by the Muncy cornet band and Shook’s orchestra.

The Port Penn Sunday school still continues to flourish.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 2, 1916

100 years ago

A special car attached to the Buffalo day express Sunday afternoon brought a load of stone masons and concrete workers to Muncy station and dropped them there. These men are workmen of unusual ability from Philadelphia and were bought to Muncy to start work on the State Industrial Home for Women, which is to be built across the river from Muncy, just south of the Pennsylvania railroad tracks.

Several nights ago several Muncy sportsmen took part in a fox chase to test their hounds. The chase started on the farm of George Latimer. The fox was let loose and ran for several miles across the fields until it reached the farm of George Peterman, on Muncy R.D. No. 11. His son, Joseph Peterman, saw the fox coming with the hounds following it and shot the animal, supposing it to be a wild fox that had wandered to his place.

The businessmen of Montgomery are again agitating the question of a bridge across the Susquehanna at that place.

The horse sale scheduled for Latimer’s sale barn in East Muncy on Saturday promises to attract a large crowd of lovers of good horse flesh.

Died: Mrs. Alexander Billmeyer, of this section, died at the Billmeyer homestead, near Washingtonville, Thursday evening; Mrs. Susanna Hall, died at her home in Muncy township Saturday morning. She was 52 years of age; Mrs. Sarah L. Bennett, 92 years, died last Wednesday night at Clarkstown; George H. Hall, died Tuesday night at his home at Pennsdale, aged 65 years; Theodore Hayman, a former resident, died at Oswego, N.Y., with pneumonia at the age of 70 years.

The Luminary

February 17, 1966

10 cents per copy

George M. Wilt, of Muncy recently named physical education director of Muncy high school.

Johnny Reuther, son of Postmaster and Mrs. John H. Reuther, was awarded Eagle Scout badge.

Laura Ann Mitchell married Jan. 23rd to Fred Preuss, Jr., of Muncy.

Announcement made of the marriage of Madeline Mae Reed, of Muncy and Dr. Dante P. Velayo, on Dec. 23, 1965.

Mrs. James Montague, Hughesville, will be hostess to a meeting of the Women’s Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church in her home.

Births: Rev. and Mrs. David Brantingham, Hughesville, a daughter, Feb. 8, Mother former Lestia Clagg; Mr. and Mrs. Larue Michael, Muncy, a son, Feb. 9. Mother former Margaret Sweeney; Mr.and Mrs. Mark Reynolds, Watsontown, a daughter, Feb. 10. Mother former Mary Anne Fenstermacher; Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, Watsontown, a daughter, Feb. 15. Mother former Sylvia McLaughlin; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waldman, Muncy, a daughter, Feb. 12.

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