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PEEKS OF PAST May 18, 2016

By Staff | May 18, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, May 22, 1866

150 years ago

Married-On the 26th ult., by Rev. S. Creighton, James Welshons, of Lycoming county, and Miss Belle Bruner, of Lock Haven, formerly of this borough.

The wind storm which passed over these borough on Sunday week was general in this part of the state, much damage being done.

At a meeting of the board of directors of the Muncy Creek Railroad company, held at Hughesville on the 12th inst., it was resolved that the route of the company be extended to Williamsport, by way of Hughesville the, the Lime Ridge, Pennsville, and Hall’s Basin.

Potatoes are up to $1.50, an increase of 50 cents since last week.

T. Lloyd and B.W. Green, trading under the firm name of Lloyd and Green, have dissolved partnership.

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The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 20, 1881

135 years ago

Died-Mrs. Jennie B. Dewitt, Troy, May 13; Mrs. Elizabeth Little, in this place, May 17.

Edward Brittian, who recently went to Paw Paw, Va., with R.E. Gray’s lumbering party, cut his foot quite badly and was forced to return home.

Aspey Laylon had charge of the street sprinkler this past week.

The Muncy Hosiery Company is meeting with great favor with the merchants.

A lengthy write-up tells of Muncy’s three hotels-Crawford House, Muncy Valley House and Parker House.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 18, 1916

100 years ago

Memorial Day Speaker is Col. Thomas Lloyd who will deliver address at the Cemetry.

Mr. and Mrs. David Sidney Smith, of this place, announce the marriage of heir daughter, Margaret, to Fred S. Ruch on May 15.

A score or more of motorists will soon receive a summons to appear before a Muncy justice and explain why they used the new paved street as a speedway.

Died: Pauline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beaver Egli, died at the family home in Pennsdale on Friday, aged 1 year, 9 months and 19 days; Lafayette Snyder died at his home in Anthony Township, Tuesday morning, after a long illness. He was aged seventy-eight years; Benjamin F. Rogers, of Allentown, died May 1 at a hospital in Trenton from injuries received while at work as a building mover.

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The Luminary

May 19, 1966

10 cents per copy

Enjoying his retirement with the same enthusiasm and vigor that marked his active working career is Hughesville’s Charlie Walters who retired April 1 and turned over Hughesville Textile Corporation to new management.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stroehlen, who operate an antique shop on North Main street, disclosed this week that they plan to return to Pittsburgh to reside.

The marriage of Miss Emily Marie Shaffer, of Hughesville, to Louis M. Bassler, of near Montoursville, took place on May 14.

Miss Helen Reece, a former teacher in the Hughesville schools, will speak to the alumni of the Hughesville high school at the annual banquet.

Died: Joseph Ashkar, 55, veteran Hughesville high school math teacher, died on May 12; George Shunk 72, Muncy, died May 14.

At the Ritz: Dean Martin in “The Silencers”

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