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PEEKS of PAST Sept. 21, 2016

By Staff | Sep 20, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Sept. 23, 1876

140 years ago

Married-Near Muncy Station, on the 19th inst., Mark Mendenhall and Miss Mary Jane Wilson,m both of Clinton township.

The Hayes and Wheeler club of Muncy made their first parade Saturday evening, over fifty torches being in line.

Henry Livergood is about starting an oyster place in the basement of Martin Fahrenbach’s residence on Main street.

D.D. Manville is erecting a new house in the “swampoodle” addition to East Muncy.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 19, 1884

132 years ago

Married-At the home of the bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Julia Rissel in this borough, on Sept. 17, Chester E. Albright, Jr., of Mount Carmel, and Miss Jennie M. Kessler, of this place.

Tuesday evening the Blaine and Logan marching club had their first drill. Music by Montgomery band.

DeHass & Bro. have completed a handsome wagonette for James Rawle, Esq., of Bryn Mawr.

The new houses of W.B. Harris and H.G Lichtenthaler, on West Penn Street, attract attention.

B.C. Achenbach sold out his interest in the bakery. It will be conducted by Mrs. Snook, assisted by her son, Ward Snook.

Nine days of intense heat ended Thursday with a severe storm. The roof was taken off the old brick house on Dr.G.G. Wood’s farm between Glade Run and Muncy Creek.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 21, 1916

100 years ago

Proposes Marker at Spot Where Capt. Brady Fell-Capt. Shaffer, of Fifth Penn’a Cavalry, Wants Spot Marketed Where Martyr Was Shot-D.A.R. Should Assist-Capt. Shaffer has for some years past been endeavoring to have a marker erected at Wolf Run, near here., to designate the spot where Capt. John Brady was shot by Indians, April 11, 1779.

William W. Hart, Former Judge, Died Tuesday-Was ill only few hours-Had served as District Attorney and State Senator

Miss racy Hillyard, formerly of Williamsport, and Murray Zealor, of Muncy, were married Sept. 12 at Bath, N.Y. They will reside at Muncy.

Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Banzhaf, of North Main street, on Friday, a daughter.

Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Blakeslee, of Green street, on Saturday, a daughter.

Engagement announce of Miss Helen Rogers, of town, to Harry Bliss, of New York city.

Died: Paul Clair, young son of Mr. and Mrs. David Gundrum, of Newark, N.J., formerly of this placed, died at the home of his grandfather Amos Sheffer, in Williamsport.

Robert W. Lebo, one of the lower end’s best known resident and a resident of Muncy Creek township for many years, died at his home near the Reading depot Friday morning after an illness of several months. Deceased was aged 69 years, 5 months and 27 days.

Miss Esther Steck announces a display of new Fall and Winter Millinery, Friday and Saturday. Sport hats in felt, velvet and velour.

The Luminary

Sept. 22, 1966

10 cents per copy

Matt Gibbs, of Williamsport, well-known area sportsman and native of Lycoming County, this week purchased Secules Pontiac agency and garage in Hughesville.

Nelson (Sticker) Lowe, of Muncy, was installed as new commander of Lycoming County Council, American Legion.

After more than six months of preparation and print, “This is Muncy” is ready for distribution to the general public. Thomas T. Taber, who worked most diligently of all the JC’s on the project and was general chairman, presented the first copy of the book at the monthly Jaycee meeting last Thursday night.

Engagement told of Miss Paul Winner, formerly of Muncy, to Candido Gonzalez.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sherwood, Muncy, son, Sept. 16. Mother former Barbara Fisher; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Book Allentown, son, Sept. 12.

Died: R. Wilson (Shorty) Opp, 55, former Muncy resident, died Sept. 13; Bessie Ferrell, 83, of Picture Rocks, died Sept. 14; Clayton Fenstermaker, 58, Muncy, died Sept. 13.

At the Ritz: Paul Newman and Julie Andrews in ‘Torn Curtain’

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