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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 6, 2016

By Staff | Apr 6, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, April 10, 1866

150 years ago

Married-In this borough, on the 5th inst., Abraham Nevil to Miss Jane Collins, both of Wolf township.

Died-At Muncy, on Sabbath, April 1st, Mary Wallis, in the 59th year of her age.; In Wolf township, of disease contracted in the service of his country, on the 28th ult., M. Rogers, son of Wm. Rogers, aged 23 years.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 8, 1881

135 years ago

Married-At the residence of the bride’s father, Daniel Waltman, on April 6, Miss Mamie Waltman to Augustus D. Foucart.

A slight fire was discovered in the wagon-maker show of John Fry, early Sunday morning. A fire was also discovered in the same shop Saturday evening previous.

Rev. A.R. Miller entered upon his duties as pastor of the Methodist church last Sunday.

William Baker was struck in the eye by a slab while at work at D. Clapp & Co.s mill on Tuesday morning.

George H. Rogers and John A. Winters were on the Catawissa train which was run into by a freight last Friday.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 6, 1916

100 years ago

The Business Men’s Association of this place stared a public subscription Wednesday for the new bronze drinking fountain which is to take the place of the old iron on located in Main street in front of E.E. Willets’ hardware store.

A.B. Bieber, who for several years past has been engaged in farming at Strawberry Ridge, has moved to near Milton. .

A son has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Schoch.

A daughter arrived at the home of Edward Confer and wife.

It is reported about town that James Fahrenbach and son, JOhn, will soon open a meat market on Main street.

The mild maid at the I.O.O. F. farm near Sunbury, is soon to be history. Electricity is to take the romantic maid’s place. The fifty head of milch cows at the orphanage are to be milked automatically by electricity.

Chester Artley moved on Wednesday to Chippewa, where he will be employed in the M.E. Reeder lime kilns.

The Luminary

March 24, 1966

10 cents per copy

Ralph Price elected First President of Muncy Creeks Watershed Association

New arrival in town is William Haney, who will become chief of police for Borough of Muncy upon retirement on April 1 of Chief D.E. Grenoble.

John Ritter and Frank Mastroianni, students at Bloomsburg State college, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. William Ritter.

Malcolm F. Tironie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Tironie, of Hughesville has enlisted in Air Force.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Buskirk, Muncy, a daughter, March 18. Mother former Judy McElrath; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swisher, Hughesville, a son, March 20. Mother former Judy Chestnut; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Baker, Maryland, a son, March 20. Mother former Linda Griggs; Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Trutt, Montgomery, a daughter, March 15. Mother former JoAnn Berger; Mr. and Mrs. William Bird, Muncy, daughter, March 16. Mother former Madeline Thomke; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wagner, Muncy, a son, March 17. Mother former Dorothy Bull; Mr.and Mrs. Charles Herit, Hughesville, a son, March 19. Mother former Shirley Newman; Mr.and Mrs. Douglas Laidaker, Muncy, a son, March 20. Mother former Joanne Cipriani; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Engdahl, Hughesville, a daughter, March 20. Mother former Virginia Moyer; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gawblick Montoursville, a daughter, March 20. Mother former Shirley Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hill, Muncy, a daughter, March 21. Mother former Sherry Andrews; Mr.and Mrs. Phillip DeWire, Muncy, a daughter, March 22. Mother former Rita Wertman.

Died: Lydia Griffith, 86, Hughesville, March 20; George W. Karschner, 87, former Muncy resident, March 20; Bigler Tomlinson, 75, at one time operated a general store in Picture Rocks, died March 15.

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