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PEEKS of PAST Sept. 14, 2016

By Staff | Sep 12, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Sept. 16, 1876

140 years ago

Died at the residence of her son-in-law, W.J. Bond, Aug. 26, Mrs. Lydia Watson, formerly of this place and sister of Mrs. Jacob Ayers, aged 72 years, 8 months and 26 days.

The Washingtonville band was the guest of the Muncy band Tuesday last. The local band will return the visit at the time of the Montour county fair, at Washingtonville, in October.

Wm. Cornelison, Irwin Bickle, Jno. McMurtrie, and and Calvin Schoch left on Tuesday for Lewis lake to put up cottages for Dr. William Hayes and E.R. Noble.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 12, 1884

132 years ago

Died-At “Oakland,” Muncy township, Sept. 4, Thomas Fuller Potter, son of Henry and Elizabeth Ashhurst, aged 15 years.

Mrs. D.W. Buffington is visiting in Tioga county.

Miss Sadie Buss, a domestic at the Muncy Valley House, has been dangerously ill.

The skating rink on Washington street is going up rapidly under the direction of the contractor, A.J. Sanders. The proprietors, Messrs. Shaw and Fisk, have leased the lot from R.F. Peterman, for a period of five years.

Henry Apker’s team of horses became frightened at the cars at Halls on Monday and ran away, but no serious damage resulted.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 14, 1916

100 years ago

John (Farmer) Van Buskirk, Muncy’s Oldest Resident, Is 90 years Old September 17.

Adam Martin and Charles Pope, employees of the Reading railroad, were hurt by flying pieces of steel Tuesday morning.

Last week Murray Zealor sold his restaurant in the opera house block to a Mr. Beiser, of Montgomery, who took immediate possession. Murray expects to locate in Reading.

The four-year son of Harry Blindberry, of East Penn street, suffered severe bruises and a gash in his side last evening when the youngster was run over by J.R. Glass’ automobile. The little chap was riding his tricycle and rode in front of the auto.

A bill giving to widows of officers or enlisted men who served in the Civil or Mexican wars or the War of 1812 and who have reached the age of seventy years pensions of $20 a month instead of the present $12 a month was passes by the senate.

The Luminary

Sept. 15, 1966

10 cents per copy

Michael’s & Sons, Inc., local hardware and appliance outlet, revealed plans this week to expand their business to include creation of a new appliance showroom and service workshop in the building now occupied by the Chere Restaurant.

Picture Rocks-A group of neighbors enjoyed a corn and wiener roast recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hill to celebrate the births os seven of the guests-Mrs. Arnold Hicks and daughter Nancy, J.P. McClain, Mrs. John Brink, Cathy Weaver, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Thomas Akers.

Ask for Leon Earl at the Houseknecht household on Green street, and you many not get an answer. That happens to be the proper full name of this area’s finest golfer, best known as Amos on the links as well as around town.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Maines, Hughesville, daughter, Sept. 7. Mother former Alice Kuntz; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bitler, Milton, a daughter, Sept. 7. Mother former Lucinda Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gray Hughesville, daughter, Sept. 9. Mother former Helen Marks; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nickles, Hughesville, daughter, Sept. 10. Mother former Nancy Reese; Mr. and Mrs. John DeWald, Dushore, daughter, Sept. 11. Mother former Paulette Thrasher; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyles, Muncy Valley, daughter, Sept. 12. Mother former Laura Worthington; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Balliet, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 10. Mother former Dorothy Bryan; Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Keefer, a daughter, Aug. 31. Mother former Betty Elliott of Pennsdale.

Deaths: George McCarty, 78, Muncy, Sept. 9; Marion P. VanDyne, a Muncy native, died Sept. 8; Margaret Dunlap, Muncy, died Sept. 6.

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The Luminary

Wednesday, September 11


25 years ago

Beekeeper, Alvin Hoffman from Muncy enjoys working with bees, checks beehives and displays glass observation hives. He produced different kinds of honey including clover, wildflower, dark buckwheat, and crown vetch.

The family of Florence Shaffer Wertz holds their 38th annual reunion at White Deer Park on Sept. 1st.

Birthdays: Loretta Ryder, Charlotte Smith, Melissa O’Neil, Michael Conner and David Thompson.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Haines 3rd of Muncy announce birth of son on Sept. 5. Mother is the former Kathy Jo Rothrock.

Donna Sinsabaugh of Montgomery became proud grandmother for third time.

Beth Ann Myers of Hughesville announced her engagement to Jay Welch.

Hulsizers Chevrolet donated a 1991 Baretta to Montgomery High School for a “hands on” opportunity to study automotive technology.

The Christ Methodist Church in Hughesville celebrated a 100th Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstone on Sunday, Sept. 15.

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