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Peeks of PAST May 10, 2017

By Staff | May 15, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 12, 1877

140 years ago

Married-At the residence of the bride’s parents, in Muncy Creek township, on May 9, Hiram Gray, of Big Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. H.A. Phillips, eldest daughter of John Fribley, Esq.

Died-In Muncy Creek township, May 6, David Hill, aged 76 years.

The merchant tailor shop of John Dimm, on West Water street, was entered by burglars Monday night and goods to the value of $300 stolen.

Helen Golder, millwright, of this place, has charge of the repairs on the Sonestown tannery.

Russel Staufer contemplates starting up the baking business. He will run a wagon to all parts of town.

William A. Falck will begin the delivery of ice as soon as desired.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, May 8, 1885

132 years ago

Marriage-April 25, Hughesville, Talbert W. Blakeslee, of Muncy, and Miss Anna Springer, Hughesville.

Died-In this borough, May 1, Rev. Edwin B. Raffensperger, D.D., aged 60 years; In Muncy Creek township, May 1, Susannah Lynn, aged 77 years; In Muncy Creek township, May 3, Hannah A. Sahm, aged 23 years; In this borough, May 5, Isaiah Whitlock, aged 70 years.

George Huller, of this place, who recently defeated Harry Corson in a 24-hour skating contest at the Muncy rink, last Saturday skated at the Milton rink against William Andrews of Williamsport for $100 beating his competitor by ten feet.

The mail service at the Muncy postoffice has been increased b the addition of a second morning mail west on the P. and E.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, May 10, 1917

100 years ago

Series of Six Sermons At Baptist Church-Rev. J.D. Brehaut delivered the first sermon of the series of six, at the Baptist church, last Sunday night before a large congregation.

Father and Son in Auto Accident-Son of William Schooley Suffers Serious Injuries-Was Struck by Lehigh Express.

On the twenty-eighth of April, in the evening, Mrs. Abbie Beeber and Hugh Sykes were united in marriage; On Monday, May 7th, Miss Rebecca Reeder and Clayton Banzhaf.

Miss Helen Fairchilds, Watsontown, left on Saturday for France as a Red Cross nurse.

Based on a population of 80,000 people in Lycoming county, this count would send 400 men into the first American of 500,000 to be selected under the draft system.

Capt. Konkle Will Accept 40 Recruits for Co. D, 13th inft.

A fight is being waged against the Montoursville Passenger Railway company by parties who use the line, because of the increase in fare from the city line to Montoursville.

The Luminary

April 20, 1967

10 cents per copy

Blaze Causes $20,000 Loss at Gleason’s-Losses estimated about $20,000 resulted from a fire which destroyed a barn and apartment building at Headacres Farm owned by James J. Gleason early Tuesday morning.

“Edge End”, located near Pennsdale, was recently purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kirk, Jr., descendants of the original owners, the Ecroyd family, and will be included in the Quaker Fieldstone House tour on May 6.

Engagement announced of Dorothy Jean Wahlin, Titusville, to Harley L. Warren, Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bastian, Montgomery, son, April 1. Mother former Virginia Gruver; Mr. and Mrs. Ned Shaner, Hughesville, daughter, April 15. Mother former Faye Myers; Mr. and Mrs. William Wise, Hughesville, son, April 15. Mother former Janet Cahn; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brehm, Turbotville, daughter, April 17. Mother former Dorothy Lorow; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rider, Hughesville, daughter, April 13. Mother former Ann Myers; Mr. and Mrs. John King, Hughesville, daughter, April 14. Mother former Beula C. Horn; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Cameron, Montgomery, daughter, April 16. Mother former Beth Stepp; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gruver, Montgomery, daughter, April 15. Mother former Nancy Simon; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Karge, Muncy, daughter, April 16. Mother former Carol Hoover.

At the Ritz: Rock Hudson in “Tobruk”

Ad: Warning! It has been reported to the Police Department that many stray dogs are currently running loose in Muncy-There are both County and Boro Ordinances Prohibiting this.