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PEEKS OF PAST May 25, 2016

By Staff | Jun 1, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, May 29, 1866

150 years ago

Married-On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Jacob Young, M. Blodget to Elizabeth Trumbower, both of Muncy.

Died-On the 9th inst., at Mahoning, Indiana county, Mrs. Susannah Green, wife of Samuel Green formerly of this county, and daughter of late George Webb, of Muncy Creek township, aged 57 years.

The saw mill of Houseknecht & Craft, in Shrewsbury township, was recently destroyed by fire with about 100,000 shingles. The loss is about $2,000.

A fire occurred in Third street, Williamsport, Saturday night, destroying the county jail, the sheriff’s dwelling house and several buildings on the opposite side of the street.

Wheat is selling for $2.75 per bushel.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 27, 1881

135 years ago

Died-On Sunday afternoon, May 22, Mrs. Mary Keller, at the residence of her husband, George D. Keller, in East Muncy, aged 59 years.-At her home on North Main street, on May 21, Mrs. Elizabeth Putnam, aged 64 years.

Letter from H.R. Wallis, who is on an engineering corps on the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Mantobe Railway, states that they have been surveying at the head of the Cheyenne river in Dakota territory.

On Thursday night of last week two horses and a set of single harness were stolen from B.M. Warn, of Moreland, a buggy being taken from the barn of John Ritter at the same time.

W.H. Riegel, who has been in DeHass’ carriage shop, left for Milton Monday night.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 25, 1916

100 years ago

Hundreds Gather for Corner Stone Laying Ceremonies Saturday-Grounds of State Home for Women was Crowed with Visitors

Cost of Sylvan Dell Road Placed on Two Townships-Viewers Think That Road to Muncy Is A Necessity-Want State Aid

Muncy High is Preparing For Commencement-Will Receive Diplomas June 9th-Sermon on Sunday, June 4th-Twenty-Four in class

A motor car driven by Charles Sheddy, of Muncy, R.D. No. 3, collided with another car near the creek bridge, between Muncy and Hughesville, on Sunday.

Paul Houseknecht, of Moreland township, having driven to Muncy Saturday evening, was turning off of Main street into the alley opposite the post office when the rear wheel of his wagon struck one of the buildings at the side.

Mr. and MRs. William C. Crawford announce the marriage of their daughter, Florence Mabel, to Charles Westly Jackson, at Danville, Va., May 6.

Ad: Circus-Hagenbeck-Wallace, Williamsport

The Luminary

May 26, 1966

10 cents per copy

One hundred members of the Class of 1966 at Muncy high school 86th annual commencement-Led by Miss Melissa Krause, top honor student and winner of the Heilman Scholastic award, one-third of the class has been given honor status-12 each in the highest honor and high honor group, and 11 with honor.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frey and family, Muncy, and Harley Confer, Hughesville, recently attended the wedding of her nephew and his grandson, Jack Confer, and Nedra Stephenson, of N.Y.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Gordner, Williamsport, a son, May 17. Mother former LInda Harman; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nogle, Jr., Muncy, a daughter, May 18. Mother former Irene Richart; Mr.and Mrs. Lyle Shaner, Hughesville, son, May 19. Mother former Pearl Barto; Mr.and Mrs. Kenneth Eck, Muncy, a daughter, May 19. Mother former Nancy Styer; Mr.and Mrs. Elton Rupert, Hughesville, a son, May 20. Mother former Mary Overdorf; Mr. and Mrs. Vernice Statts, Hughesville, a son, May 22. Mother former Rose Ann Danley; a daughter was born May 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sinsabaugh, of Marysville. The mother is the former Jane Rider of Unityville; A son, to Mr. and Mrs. John Werner, Turbotville, May 20. Mother former Marjorie Dentler; A son, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fahrenbach, Hughesville, May 20. Mother former Ruby Irion; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hill, Muncy, a daughter, May 22. Mother former Mary Lou Webster.

Sheriff Eugene Pauling will be featured speaker at Hughesville Memorial Service.

Died: Benjamin Shoemaker, 89, Hugehsville, retired Clarkstown merchant, died May 18; Sarah Voneida, 77, Muncy, May 18; Clifton Egli, 74, May 18; William E. Shaner, 23, former Hughesville resident; Elmer E. Burkhart, one of Hughesville’s oldest resident’s, 95, died May 22.

At the Ritz: “Sands of the Kalahari”

Ad: Thelma Mae Beauty Salon, near Clarkstown