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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 19, 2017

By Staff | Apr 19, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 21, 1877

140 years ago

Died: At the residence of her brother, John McCarty, in this borough, April 13, Mary McCarty, aged 78 years; At the residence of John Winter, in this borough, April 20, Fanny W., infant daughter of Charles Winter, deceased.

John Kaufman has been awarded the mail route from Muncy to Eldredsville, Sullivan County.

Rev. E.C. Houck, former pastor of the Baptist church, now a resident of Louisville,Ky., has been induced to return, and will assume his duties May 1st.

The Muncy Luminary

Saturday, April 17, 1885

132 years ago

Died-In this borough, on April 9, Rebecca, wife of John Winter, aged 58 years; In this borough, on April 11, Harriet A. wife of L. Newton Plotts, aged 42 years; In Muncy Creek township, on April 6, Mrs. Mary Ann Hill, aged 72 years; In Muncy township, on April 6, Ellis Hall, aged 65 years.

Mark Brewer recently purchased the blacksmith shop and furniture belonging to his father, James D. Brewer, and will continue the business at the old stand.

Superintendent Riddell has bought Thomas Chamberlain’s lot on Shuttle HIll and intends building a handsome residence there.

Mohr & Peterman shipped some furniture to Boston last week, and also filled orders from Hughesville and Montoursville.

Muncy has five Sunday schools with an attendance of 678 scholars.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, April 19, 1917

100 years ago

Mathias Ault, Known Here Dies, AGed 90-Passes Away At Home in Sycamore, IL, April 4- ill but a day-Born in Muncy Twp.

Charles R. Cundrum, of Philadelphia, formerly of this place, and Miss C. Esther Michael, of Hughesville, were united in marriage at noon Wednesday at the home of the bride’s parents in Hughesville.

Robert Nelson of West Water street will leave in a few days for Vancouver, B.C. , where he has secured a position with a large electrical concern as an electrician.

Homer J. Edwards, of South Main street, was among the successful trout fishermen on Monday. Mr. Edwards went to Slate Run on Sunday and was on the stream bright and early Monday. He succeeded in getting twenty fine trout before his return home Monday evening.

Died: Word was received here by relatives of the death in Genoa, Illinois, of Mary C. Buck, nee (Flack) on April 10.

Luke Greevy, veteran newspaper man and one of the most widely known residents of this section, died at his home in Williamsport Friday morning, after a few days of pneumonia, aged sixty-five years.

The Citizens National bank is making extensive improvements to their banking house of South Main street.

The Luminary

March 30, 1967

10 cents per copy

Muncy’ librarian, Mrs. Ralph Stugart, will be head on a radio show, “Voice of The Library”, over WYLC.

Clark Kessler, Muncy, was guest speaker at the Lions Club dinner meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Printzenhoff and Mrs. John Artley, of Fort Knox, Ky., where they visited the latter’s husband, John Artley serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Akers and daughters, Gail and Ann and J.L. McClain returned Tuesday after a visit with the former’s daughter, Mrs. Gerald Johns and S/Sgt. Johns, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Honored for designing an original model from Tinker Toys is Ricky Stugart, of Arlington, Va., and a former resident of Hughesville where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stugart, lived in this area.

Wedding of Mrs. Georgia Lee Artley and Herbert G. Meyer, Jr., on Easter Sunday, March 26.

Wedding of Miss Sandra Lynn Florent of Muncy to Jerry Lynn Fairman, of Watsontown, March 26.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ferry, Hughesville, son, March 23. Mother former Kathryn Spicher; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Watson, Montoursville, son, March 27. Mother former Phyllis Campbell.

Died: Mrs. Bertha Woodward, 76, March 28.

At the Ritz: Shirley MacLaine in “Gambit”

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