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PEEKS of PAST Sept. 7, 2017

By Staff | Sep 8, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 7, 1877

140 years ago

Married-At Wayne camp-meeting, on the 26th ult, Charles Corson and Miss Mary Bickel, both of Muncy.

Died: In Muncy township, Aug. 30, infant son of Cyrus Long; In Muncy borough, Aug. 30, Amos Croman, aged 44 years; In Muncy township, Jesse P. Haines, aged 85 years.

The Sunday school connected with the M.E. Church held their usual annual picnic at Miss Hall’s woods last Wednesday.

Benjamin Pott will put down a novel sidewalk in front of his property on Main street.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 4, 1885

132 years ago

Died-In Muncy Creek township, Aug. 28, Sarah J., wife of Robert Barr, aged 48 years.

The Presbyterian Sunday school picnicked at Tivoli on Wednesday. They went up on a special train at 8 o’clock.

The boards announcing the names of the streets have been put up by Mr. A.L. Waterman on the street corners. Our citizens should be careful to see that the right names of the streets are hereafter used, viz: Penn street should be called by that name and not Cemetery street as formerly.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 6,1917

100 years ago

Two human lives and that of eleven horses was the toll taken by a severe electrical storm Sunday afternoon at the farm of Alina Robbins, about one and one-half miles east of Muncy. At the same time another barn about one-half mile away was also struck and burned, together with its contents. The first bolt struck a large tree on George Dimm farm; the second struck the barn on the property of Mrs. Jacob Derr. Almost at the same time the barn on the Robbins farm was struck, resulting in the death of two men, George Eichenlaub, aged 28, and Edward Poust, and 11 horses.

Rollin Ritter is one of the Muncy boys who has gained great honors in the service of the U.S. and especially in the aviation branch receiving four honors.

A.M. Fahenstock, the tailor, moved his tailoring establishment from over the Muncy Banking company to the opera house block where he will occupy the room formerly used as a hardware store by A.H. Gudykunst.

Died: William Gray, a veteran of the Civil War, and who is very well known in Muncy, died at his residence in Coburn, Aug. 30.

Married: Della Charlotte Smith to Carroll E. Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The groom is a son of the late Charles Lake and Mrs. Edith Lake, and was born in Muncy.

Born: On Friday, to Mr. and Mrs. Russel Fritz, a son.

The Luminary

Aug. 24, 1967

10 cents per copy

Detonating garbage cans threatened a serious fire at the Muncy high school building late Aug. 19.

Kerwin Styer, Muncy, graduated at Florida Aeronautics Institute Aug. 14.

Robert Reuther, new president of Adult Sports Booster Club.

Announcement of the approaching marriage of Donna Bender, Williamsport, to Leon McCaslin, Montoursville.

Engagement announced of Miss Sara Dorman, Picture Rocks, to James T. Bennett.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Miller, Unityville, son, Aug. 16. Mother former Helen Temple; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shreck, Watsontown, son, Aug. 16. Mother former Eleanor Hartley; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lyons, Hughesville, daughter, Aug. 16. Mother former Nancy Bells; Mr. and Mrs. William Gresh, Watsontown, son, Aug. 18. Mother former Joyce Nevel; Mr. and Mrs. Malvin Baylor, Muncy, son, Aug. 20. Mother former Clara Morris; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rider, son, Aug. 12. Mother former Martha Cipriani; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Faus, Hughesville, daughter, Aug. 23.

Engagement announced of Miss Virginia Ann Barto, Picture Rocks, to William Fry.

At the Ritz: “The War Wagon” with John Wayne and Kirk Douglas

Ad: Ashkars-Authorized dealer for Hughesville H.S. Gym Shirts

The Luminary

Wed., Sept. 2, 1992

25 years ago

Bill and Liz Teward, Montgomery, are home after spending several weeks in Latvia (formerly U.S.S.R.), visiting family there.

Ward L. Myers elementary school librarian, Donna Lewis, dressed as a fairy tale character, Rapunzel, greets students on the first day of school.

Birth: Samantha June Thomas born to Kathy June Reed Thomas and husband Donald, Monday, Aug. 31.

Died: Dora E. Houseknecht, Muncy native, Aug. 26; Chester McCormick, formerly of Montgomery, Aug. 26; Frank A.I. Dunkelberger, 81, Hughesville, Aug. 27; Maurice G. Womelsdorf, formerly of Muncy, Aug. 26; Marian Yates, 53, Montgomery native, Aug. 22; John (Jack) Anderson, 93, formerly of Muncy, Aug. 27.

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