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PEEKS OF PAST July 19, 2017

By Staff | Jul 17, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, July 20, 1877

140 years ago

Married-On Wednesday, the 11th inst., R. F. Cornelison, Muncy Creek township, and Miss Sallie, daughter of Philip Heilman, of this borough.

The borough authorities have passed an ordinance to pave the western side of Market street from penn to High streets.

During a test of the speed of a colt at the Muncy Driving Park,Saturday, the animal became frightened and threw his driver and owner,m George D. Keller, of eat Mucy, from the buggy into a corn field adjoining the track. He had a fearful fall but escaped injury.

The Watsontown Silver Cornet band, Joseph Housel, leader, accompanied by a number of citizens, of that place, gave our town a visit Thursday evening. The Muncy band came out and escorted them to their boat when ready to leave for home.

Died-In this borough, on the 20th inst., George W. Rooker, aged 50 years.

The Muncy Luminary

July 17, 1885

132 years ago

The Rev. A. Dean entered upon the pastorate of the Mucy Presbyterian church last Sunday.

Ed Willits and H.N. Shell came up from Philadelphia last week on their annual camping trip.

The formal opening of Eagles Mere takes place today.

Muncy market prices: potatoes, 30 cents bushel; wheat, 95 cents bushel; lard,10 cents pound.

Died: In Clinton township, July 15, Mrs. Mary Mensch, widow of the late Peter Mensch, aged 93 years.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, July 19,1917

100 years ago

Three Houses in Muncy Struck by Lightening-Severe Storm Passes Over This Section Yesterday Afternoon

Dispatches from Washington late last nigh reported that the drawing for the draft would be made some time during Friday.

Died: Mrs. Rebecca Ellis Reeder, died very suddenly Sunday evening of hear failure a her home; S.D. Townsend, president of the Williamsport & North Branch Railroad, died at his home in Hughesville last Thursday night; Benjamin S. Adams died at the home of his son, near Muncy, Sunday morning, aged 75 years; Jason VanBuskirk died at his home in Williamsport Sunday morning, aged seventy-four years.

The Luminary

June 29, 1967

10 cents per copy

Carl Beiber, of Muncy, a teacher in the Warrior Run high school, has resigned that position to accept a teaching assignment in Tennessee.

Merle C. Bruchlacher has accepted a position as vice president of Muncy Bank and Trust.

Danny Wilkie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Wilkie, of Hughesville, has arrived in Viet Nam for service with the U.S. Marines.

Miss Judith Ann Nixon, Muncy, becomes bride of Larry Rider, Muncy, June 24.

Announcement made of Hazel Harriman, Hughesville, wed to C.G. Snyder, of Opp.

Miss Judy Ann Taylor, Muncy, married Jimmy D. Madorie on June 10.

Miss Janet Peterman, Muncy engaged to Richard Langer, Montoursville.

Mrs. Louise Townsend closing out long career as Hughesville School Secretary on June 30.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Newman, Turbotville, daughter, June 16. Mother former, Linda Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. David Winter, Muncy, son, June 21. Mother former Loretta Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rishel, Muncy, daughter, June 24. Mother former Marilyn Miner; Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Adams, Turbotville, daughter, June 24. Mother former JoAnn Hartman; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hilner, Muncy, daughter, June 26. Mother former Diane Slattery; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bartlow, Muncy, daughter, June 27. Mother former Sandra Watts; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frey, Montgomery, son, June 28. Mother former Linda Bartlow; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Page Jr., Montgomery, daughter, June 14. Mother former Donna McKee; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cipriani, Muncy, son, June 26. Mother former Lucille Kurtz.

Died: Edith Foulkrod, 92, Muncy, June 21; John T. Mulligan, 85, Muncy, June 22; Mildred Dewald, 73, June 25.

At the Ritz: “Georgy Girl”

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