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PEEKS of PAST Mar. 9, 2016

By Staff | Mar 9, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, March 13, 1866

150 years ago

Rev. J. M. Shanfelt, of the Baptist church, this borough, has brought to a close a successful series of revival meetings at Picture Rocks. There were 50 conversions and 15 persons baptized by immersion in the creek.

The White Deer Bridge company advertises for proposals for repairs to the White Deer bridge.

Thomas Wood, M.D., advertises a public sale at his farm in Muncy Creek township, on March 16.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, March 11, 1881

135 years ago

Married-In Muncy, on Thursday, March 4, H.G. Lichtenthler and Miss Gussie Sprout.

Died-At her residence in Port Penn, March 5, Miss Elizabeth Watson, aged 69 years.

Friday of last week w had an old fashioned snow storm, a foot of snow falling.

Last Saturday night the greater part of the state hospital for the insane at Danville was destroyed by fire, causing a loss of about $400,000. The five hundred patients were all removed in safety.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, March 9, 1916

100 years ago

The second annual banquet of the Muncy post office employees was held at the Commercal hotel Thursday evening. Lester D. Sedam acted as toastmaster and many responses were made. A number of Edison diamond disc victrola selections were enjoyed by those present.

Augustus Fry and sons, of near Pennsdale, have delivered 2,000 railroad ties to Halls for J.R. Glass, of Muncy.

J.L. Michael, of Pennsdale, is building a big barn and straw shed near Overland, Maryland, for a farmer in that section, who said he wanted a Pennsylvania barn, and that the best way to get it was to have a Pennsylvania workman to build it.

The new butcher shop-now open for business-of “Robert S. Brass, in the Foucart building, Main street, is a model of sanitary convenience.

Died: Clyde Worthington died at Bethlehem on Sunday afternoon after a brief illness, death being due to diphtheria. He was 43 years of age; Mrs. Charles Wesley Spring, of Lairdsville, died suddenly Monday afternoon at her home.

The Luminary

February 24, 1966

10 cents per copy

David Wallis, of Muncy, and three naval reservists from Montgomery-all members of Surface Division 459 will leave within the next few days for two weeks of active duty aboard ships cruising in the Atlantic Ocean.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Opp, Muncy will observe their 43rd wedding anniversary n Feb. 27.

Young David Ferrell began his first teaching assignment as instructor in speech and drama at Wayland College, Texas.

David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ferrell, of Camp Hill, former area residents.

Engagement announced of Gale E. Montgomery, Hughesville, to Richard Paul Mosteller, of Williamsport.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Temple, Muncy, son, Feb. 17. Mother former Luella Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fry, Muncy, son, Feb. 17. Mother former Shirley Ohnmeiss; Mr. and Mrs. David Merrick, Muncy, son, Feb. 18. Mother former Patricia Weaver; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Gordner, Muncy, daughter, Feb. 18. Mother former Donna LeVan; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Temple, Muncy, daughter, Feb. 18. Mother former Suzanne Fenstermacker; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bartlett, Montgomery, daughter, Feb. 19. Mother former Mary Woodell; Mr.and Mrs. Delbert A. Lewis, son, Feb. 19. Mother former Charlotte Lewis; Mr. and Mrs.. Walter James, Montgomery, son, Feb. 22. Mother former Sandra Shick; Mr.and Mrs. Gerald B. Cavaliere, Montgomery, daughter, Feb. 20. Mother former Jeanne Redis; Mr.and Mrs. Harvey Breneisen, Hughesville, a daughter, Feb. 16. Mother former Carrie Campbell; Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Merrick, Muncy, daughter, Feb. 16. Mother former Patricia Bubb; Mr.and Mrs. George Nace, Hughesville, daughter, Feb. 16; Mr. and Mrs. Kerwin Lee Styer, Virginia, a daughter, Feb. 13. Mother former Jean Hall.

Died: Arthur S. Hill, 60, Montgomery, Feb. 19; Charles B. Swank, 69, Hughesville, Feb. 19; Charles E. Snyder, 78, Unityville, Feb. 17; R.K. Brookhart, 53, Montgomery, Feb. 19; William L. Grenoble, Jr., 71, Lock Haven, Feb. 20; Harold E. Gruver, 49, Montgomery, Feb. 20; Alice M. Burley, 70, Montgomery, Feb. 20; Jane Preziosi, 51, Feb. 21; G. Willard McMillen, 65, Feb. 21; Charles McBorie, 58, Muncy, Feb. 21; Glen Schuyler, veteran teacher in Muncy high school, died early Tuesday.

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