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PEEKS of PAST May 4, 2016

By Staff | May 2, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, May 8, 1861

155 years ago

Married-At Muncy , Tuesday evening, May 1, Captain George W. Webb and Miss Carrie Morris, all of this place.

John T. Reed, of this borough, was unanimously reelected county superintendent of schools for the ensuing three years.

Base ball clubs, which we only used to hear of in our large cities, are becoming common. One has been organized in this borough and also one in Hughesville.

A horse attached to a wagon, belonging to S.E. Sprout, ran away on Saturday afternoon. He became detached from the wagon soon after starting, after which he took to the sidewalk, with the shafts hanging to him and kept it the greater part of Main street to the old school house green. No one was injured.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 6, 1881

135 years ago

Died-On Tuesday evening, May 3, after a brief illness, Mozley D. Wells, formerly of Muncy, aged 65 years.

The saw mill of D. Clapp & Co., at Port Penn, is running to full capacity.

R.B. Montgomery has already begun operations at his new factory at Montgomery Station where he intends to manufacture children’s buggies, little expresses wagons and similar articles.

Tobacco growing has already become a regular enterprise in the Muncy Valley.

Married-In Hughesville, May 1, C.B. Vandine to Miss Cora L. Biddle.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 4, 1916

100 years ago

Samuel Sincere, of this place, and Miss Mary Lupo, of N.Y., were married Sunday morning.

Arrangements have been started preparatory towards having another star course of photo-dramas in the opera house.

The corner stone of the state industrial home for women at Muncy Station will be laid on May 20, it was announced in a letter received from Frank Smith.

The new bronze drinking fountain recently purchased by the Business Men’s association,was placed in position last Saturday. It is a handsome one and will be greatly appreciated by teamsters and others.

Ad: Wanted-Every housewife in Muncy to assist the Williamsport hospital.

The Luminary

May 5, 1966

10 cents per copy

Eighteen-year old Fred Akers, Muncy high school senior, was interred in the Muncy Cemetery on Monday afternoon, May 2, following his death last Wednesday, April 27, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the river bridge west of Muncy.

Stephen H. Boak, of Muncy, gets law degree at U. of Michigan.

Word was received of James E. Gardner, of Muncy, has arrived at Lackland AFB, Texas, where he will receive his basic training.

The marriage of Mrs. Lillian Fry to Leon Temple, both of near Muncy, took place Sunday, May 1.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jannison, Montgomery, a son, April 29. Mother former Linda Troxell; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hitesman, Montgomery, a daughter, April 30. Mother former Maxine Aunkst; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moll, Watsontown, a daughter. Mother former Patricia Wertman; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nichols, Jr., Hughesville, a son, April 24. Mother former Lois Golder; Mr. and Mrs. James Hall, Muncy, a daughter, April 28. Mother former Vera Ann Dahlinger; A son on April 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Andrews of Picture Rocks.

Died: Mrs. Anna R. Snyder, 78, Hughesville, April 27.

At the Ritz: Bette Davis as “The Nanny”

Ad: Try Paul’s Store First for Mother’s Day Gifts-Paul’s, Muncy