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PEEKS of PAST Nov. 2, 2016

By Staff | Nov 3, 2016

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, Nov. 4, 1876

140 years ago

A lodge of the Independent ORder of Good Templars was organized here on Friday evening.

The fire department of this place led by the Muncy Cornet band paraded with torches last Friday evening.

James Brewer caught a salmon in the river below the dam last Thursday that weighed 6 pounds.

Frederick Heilman, of Muncy Creek township, lost a valuable cow by death on Monday. He lost one about six weeks ago and yet another will probably die. Symptoms point to mineral poison.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 31, 1884

132 years ago

Married-On the 26th inst., J.C. Smith and Miss Sarah C. Knights, both of Port Penn.

The finest and best arranged political parade ever held in Muncy was witnessed last Friday night, when a rally was held under the auspices of the Blaine and Logan club. There were more than 900 torches in line and the number in the procession exceeded 1000. Six bands and two drum corps furnished music.

S.E. Snook has opened an oyster saloon at the Muncy bakery.

Died-At Hughesville, Oct. 28, Mrs. Mazie R. Lyon, of Muncy, aged 28 years.

W.O. Hess narrowly escaped death of Trumbower’s foundry on Monday. He was under a traction engine, making repairs, when the machine, which weights 4 tons, toppled over. Mr. Hess jumped in time to save his life but one leg was bruised and one of his fingers badly mashed.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Nov. 2, 1916

100 years ago

Great American Delicacy Due to a Sunbury Man-Invented Ice Cream Freezer Fifty Years Ago-Millions of Gallons Consumed Yearly-$80,000,000-When the ice cream freezer was invented in Sunbury some fifty years ago by the late H.B. Masser, he little realized that a half century hence 200,000,000 gallons would be consumed by the people of the United States in a single year. Ice cream, the great American dish, was made possible by his ingenuity.

“Can’t Be Beat” – J.B. Blakeslee is manufacturing a furniture and floor cleaner under the name “Can’t B Beat” that is proving a great success. It is also an excellent cleaner for automobiles.

Harry Oscar Kimmel, of Shelocta, and Eleanor Ecroyd Warner, of “Sunset Hill,” were married at noon Saturday.

Curtis G. Wheeland, Jr. has purchased the laundry of J.Coyd Kitchen, of Muncy, and has opened it for himself.

Charles Schmid caught a bass in Muncy creek last week that measured 16 1/2 inches in length and weighed 2 pounds and 6 ounces.

Died: Charley Henry Miller, the two-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bartlow Miller, died at the home of his parents in Muncy Creek township on Wednesday evening last; Mrs. Daniel Egli, aged sixty-nine years, died suddenly at her home near the White church in Fairfield Tuesday evening, death being caused by apoplexy.

The Luminary

Nov. 3, 1966

10 cents per copy

A float entered by Orlie’s Sub Shop won the $25 first award in last Thursday’s Halloween parade in Muncy. The $15 second award wen to the MHS cheerleaders and football team.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bobb, Hughesville, son, Oct. 26. Mother former Mary Swank; Mr. and Mrs. James Hess, Hughesville, son, Oct. 26; Mother former Ann Bennett; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crawford, Muncy, son, Oct. 30. Mother former June Randolph; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steinbacher, Muncy, son, Oct. 27. Mother former Nancy Neifer.

John R. Schwenk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schwenk. Muncy, and husband of the former Gloria Sprout, Picture Rocks, has been advanced to airman first class in the Air Force.

Miss Sharon McClain, of Picture Rocks, was selected as queen of the Hughesville homecoming in ceremonies.

Presentation of Boy Scouting’s coveted God and Country award to Harry Snyder highlighted a special service in honor of Boy Scout Troop 76.

Died: W.C. (Christy) Musser, 68, Oct. 29

At the Ritz: “Fireball 500”

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