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PEEKS of PAST July 20, 2016

By Staff | Jul 21, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Tuesday, July 24, 1866

150 years ago

Married-In this borough at the M.E. parsonage, on the 15th inst. by Rev. D. Castleman, Wm. Dewitt, of Williamsport, and Miss Hattie Betts, of Muncy.

The Muncy Coal Oil company has employed E. Jacoby, an ingenious, experienced and energetic operator, to sink an oil well on the Gortner farm, seven miles form Muncy. The office of the Muncy company is in the Smith & Clapp building.

Nobel Parker and Frank Ort were among the jurors drawn for the August term of court.

We learn that the Mountain Oil company which recently commenced operations on the Whipple & Ross property, some ten miles form this place, met with an accident last week. The driving pipe becoming bent, and it will be necessary to take it out in order to straighten it.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, July 22, 1881

135 years ago

Died-At his home in Muncy Creek township on July 19, William Beeber, aged 55 years.

Peter Frontz’s new brick house in Muncy Creek township is rapidly approaching completion.

B. Meck has a portable saw mill at work in Beeber’s woods, on the road leading to Clarkstown.

Our hotels are all well patronized at present and the landlords are happy.

John Miller, sexton of the cemetery, recently informed us that 978 have been interred there since it was opened.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, July 20, 1916

100 years ago

Two Boy Swimmers Lost Lives-In River at Willamsport Last Friday Afternoon-Had Been Warned-Two drowning accidents occurred within Williamsport city limits Friday. Joseph Keller, 14, went down in the West Branch of the Susquehanna in the morning while swimming. John Kramer, 12, son of Warren E. Creamer, lost his life while swimming. He was attacked by cramps while in deep water.

Automobile Plunged Down Steep Bank-The plunging of a motor car down a 75-foot embankment along the route of the Eagles Mere-Picture Rocks roadway Saturday, a quarter mile south of Tivola resulted in the death of Harold Hoff, aged 3-years , son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoff, of Montgomery.

The barn at McMichael’s Lookout was struck twice by lightning last week, but not serious damage was done.

Daniel Gauger has resigned as janitor of the borough schools.

Ad: Railroad Wages-Shall they be determined by Industrial Warfare or Federal Inquiry

The Luminary

July 21, 1966

10 cents per copy

Hartley Mills Will Open Here-The industrial picture in Muncy was brightened this week with the announcement of the opening of Harley Mills in the near future.

Miss Betsy Bordy, of Muncy, is a member of the chorus for the production of “Damn Yankees” at Mansfield State college.

Miss Mary Woodling, Muncy weds James Shaffer, of Montgomery, June 18.

20th Anniversary of Last Class to Graduate At Old Picture Rocks School Marked at Reunion

Clifford Warg, who was injured when thrown from a horse, is a patient in Muncy Valley hospital.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pearson, Muncy, a son, July 12. Mother former Kay Simpson; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fry, Allenwood, a daughter, July 13. Mother former Fern George; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Faus, Muncy Valley, a daughter, July 13. Mother former Elizabeth Newman; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ciffi, Jr., Hughesville, a daughter, July 14. Mother former Ann Montague; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson, Turbotville, a daughter, July 14. Mother former Jane Miller; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Cashman, Hughesville, as on, July 17. Mother former Donna Barto; Mr.and Mrs. Gerald Burkholder, Hughesville, a daughter, July 18. Mother former Bonnie McMichael; Mr.and Mrs. Gene Reeder, Montoursville, a daughter, July 20. Mother former Mary Lou Lowe.

Died: Walter L. Miller, 73, retired Montgomery plant worker, July 15; Charles H. Snyder, Hughesville, 71, July 15; Shannon Pauling, 80, Muncy, July 17; Nathan M. Buck, Montgomery, 56, July 9; William L. Morehart, 72, Montgomery, July 12.

At the Ritz: “My Fair Lady”

Ad: Stryker Bros., Muncy, PA