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PEEKS of PAST Sept. 28, 2016

By Staff | Sep 28, 2016

The Muncy Luminary
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1876
140 years ago
Married-At the Presbyterian parsonage, Mncy, on the 28th inst., Wilson Opp, Esq., of Muncy Creek township, to Miss Cora N. Shafer, Hughesville.
At the parsonage in East Muncy,on the 26th inst., Abraham Smith and Annie Cox, both of Lycoming county.
Died-At the residence of Geo. Rogers, in this place, Sept. 23, Rev. L.D. Pauling, pastor of the Muncy Baptist church, aged 33 years; In Port Penn, on the 23d inst., infant child of David Angle.
Among the centennial prizes awarded last week is one to James D. Brewer, of this place, for fish ways.
The band was out Thursday evening in Mathias Welliver’s new wagon drawn by the Vigilants’ team.
Horace C. Levan gives notice that he has purchased the stock of goods of the firm of Cooke & Smith, merchants, in this place, and will continue the business at the old stand.

The Muncy Luminary
Friday, Sept. 26, 1884
132 years ago
Married-In Louisville, Ky., on the 18th inst., b Rev. W.E. Keller, W.C. Frontz, of Hughesville and Miss Mary M. Heron, formerly of Muncy.
Union Rink opened Saturday evening, nearly 500 ladies and gentlemen being present. The Repasz band of Williamsport furnished music.
Rev. W. H. Johnson has resigned from the rectorship of St. James Parish.
The music for the son “I’m Weepin’ in the Cotton Fields” has been arranged by Thomas Lloyd.
The school board of Muncy borough has elected the following teachers of the ensuing year: Charles Lose, principal; Emerson Collins, Miss Sallie Kirk, F.C. Ruffhead, Miss Mazie Trumbower, Miss Mame Delany, Miss Mattie Schuyler.

The Muncy Luminary
Thursday, Sept. 28, 1916
100 years ago
County’s Real Estate Valued $25,724,092, Live Stock Valued at $441,614-Nearly 10,000 horses and Mules and 9467 Cattle
William Lose, the efficient foreman for the Pennsy R.R. here has been transferred to the Muncy subdivision where he took charge Sept. 1.
Harold Soars, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Soars, shot himself in the right leg while playing with a rifle at the home of his uncle, Wm. Soars, Wednesday last.
Ground has been broken for an addition to the Mncy Manufacturing plant.
Lairdsville Has Infantile Paralysis Case-Victim is Young Woman Twenty-Tow Years of Age-Is Seriously Ill-Two Cases in Newberry-Mrs. Bruce Reese, aged twenty-two years, who resides on the Houseknecht farm, near Lairdsville, is a victim of the dread infantile paralysis., She had been seriously ill for days and on Friday lat the attending physician, Dr. D.A. Poust, diagnosed her illness as infantile paralysis.
At noon Tuesday Miss Lucretia, of Muncy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rogers, was united in marriage to Henry J. Bliss, of New York City.
Died: A. Jackson Kahler, aged eighty-two years, died Friday morning at his residence on Third Street, Hughesville; Mrs. Amanda Young, of Milton, passed away at her home in that place Saturday morning.
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The Luminary
Sept. 29, 1966
10 cents per copy
The promotion of David L. Walton an James R. Stanley has been announced by The Young Machinery Company, Muncy.
The Rev. David Wooten has accepted a call to serve as pastor of the Pilgrim church at Cambridge, Md.
Old friendships will be renewed on Oct. 9, at the 125th anniversary celebration of the First Baptist Church, of Muncy.
The engagement of Miss Nancy Jean George, Hughesville, to Gary LaRue Houseknecht, of near Muncy.
The grade children of the George A. Ferrell elementary school held a flower show on the Parent-Teacher Activities club meeting night, with Mrs. A.G. Sprout and Mrs. Howard McClain as judges.
Erection of a 65-foot antenna test tower on its Hughesville antenna site was completed by the Muncy TV Corporation last week.
An old Muncy landmark fell by the wayside this week when the water tower at Sprout, Waldron and Company was dismantled.
Miss Gail Miller, Muncy, becomes bride of Harold E. Lowe, Muncy, on Sept. 24.
Miss Diane Ihrig has been chosen by her Muncy high school classmates to represent them at the 18th annual Penna. State Flaming Foliage Festival.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hill, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 23. Mother former Dorothy Nunn; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mincemoyer, Milton, son, Sept. 23. Mother former Sandra Wright; Mr. and Mrs. Russel Berger, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 24. Mother former Beverly Craig; Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Poust Jr., Muncy, daughter, Sept. 27. Mother former Nancy Jordan; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zukauckas, McKeesport, daughter, Sept. 19.
Died: Miss Mabel Hockley, 89, former Muncy and Watsontown, died Sept. 21; Irene Lee, Muncy, Sept. 24; R.E. Hepner, 62, native, Sept. 15.
At the Ritz: “Around the World Under the Sea
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