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PeekS of PAST Sept. 13, 2017

By Staff | Sep 22, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 21, 1877

140 years ago

During the baseball game Saturday Willie Roker stopped a ball with his nose. The nose was badly wrecked but the ball was uninjured.

A very serious collision occurred on the PHiladelphia and Erie railroad, about three-fourths of a mile west of the Muncy Station, Saturday morning last, a few minutes before 8 o’clock, between the mail train going north and a heavy freight train moving in the opposite direction. William Attig, engineer of the mail train, and J.A. Steinman, express messenger, were killed, and their bodies burned in the debris, which took fire from a wrecked car of oil. None of the passengers were injured.

Daniel Ritter, proprietor of the Ritter House, in East Muncy, has a fine collection of coins, one of them being dated 1475.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 11, 1885

132 years ago

Married-On Sept. 8, in this borough, Harry Cable to Miss Alice Grange, both of Muncy.

Died-In Scranton, Aug. 3, Mrs. Ida Blanch Duval, formerly of Muncy, aged 26 years; In Scranton, Aug. 9, infant daughter of John Duval and the late Ida Blanch Duval; In Muncy borough Sept. 3, infant daughter of Abram and Kate Moyer; In Muncy borough Sept. 9, Howard Edmund, son of E. and S. Brittain, aged 4 years.


The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Sept. 13,1917

100 years ago

S.B. Wilt and family, of Sunbury, have moved to Muncy and are occupying the Frey building on North Main street over the Muncy Banking Company.

Died-Samuel Karchner, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Muncy borough, died at his home at West Water street Saturday morning at the advanced age of eighty-four years, eight months and twenty-seven days; Henry B. Larzelere, a former resident of Muncy, died Tuesday morning; Thomas J. Stewart, adjutant general of Pennsylvania since 1895 and commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1902-03 died at his home in Harrisburg.

Capt. Benjamin Renn, U.S. A. who recently spent a short furlough with his mother, Mrs. Silas Renn, of this place, has been detailed upon instruction work on the machine guns.

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The Luminary

Aug. 21, 1967

10 cents per copy

Wedding vows were exchanged on Aug. 26 between Miss Nancy Virginia Corson, Muncy and Albert Howard Carter III, of Florida, on Aug. 18.

Announcement made of the marriage of Miss Camilla Sue Simunovic, of Texas, to Edward C. Hill of Muncy.

Engagement announced of Miss Joyce Johnson, Muncy, to H. Gordon Sivell, Jr., of Bethlehem.

Eagles Mere Church scene of the wedding on Aug. 25 of Miss Gloria Jane Jackson, Muncy, and Thomas James Clegg, of Ohio.

Miss Sylvia Schoch, Muncy, became the bride of James T. Miller on Aug. 26.

A Muncy couples exchanged vows on Aug. 26, when Miss Mary Ann Poff was married to Alan C. Preuss.

Sp/5 Greg Johnson, of Lairdsville, home from duty in Viet Nam.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fenstermaker, Hughesville, son, Aug. 25. Mother former Paula Black; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Corson, Hughesville, daughter, Aug. 27. Mother former Sarah Hoover; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Derrick, South Williamsport, son, Aug. 27. Mother former Sharon Boyer; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stugart, Montgomery, daughter, Aug. 28. Mother former Kay Herr; Mr. and Mrs. William Kline, Unityville, son, Aug. 28. Mother former Jane Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. K. Dephin Minier, Muncy, son, Aug. 23. Mother former Shirley Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bruss, Lewisburg, daughter, Aug. 26. Mother former Joan Hartman.

Died: Mac C. Bitler, 43, Picture Rocks, Aug. 23; Benjamin H. Ryder, 80, Hughesville, Aug. 25; Charles H. Yeagle, 81, Hughesville, Aug. 26.

At the Ritz: Jerry Lewis in “The Big Mouth”

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The Luminary

Wed., Sept. 9, 1992

25 years ago

Penn Hall to House Office by January 1993-Renovations continue in order for the office of District Magistrate Roger McRae to be moved there by Jan. 1, 1993.

John Ford McGee, Muncy, received his Eagle Rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

Army Reserve Pvt. David R. Fry completed basic training at For Jackson. The soldier is the son of Nancy A. Fry. He is a 1991 graduate of Muncy High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Christopher M. Strassburg, a 1991 graduate of Montgomery High School, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, CA.

For two weeks in Aug., 27-year old William Corson of Muncy escorted his 87-year old grandmother, Ruth Hawkins, of Muncy, on tour of England.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eberlin, Muncy Valley, a son, Sept. 2. Mother former Bonnie F. Burke; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mingle, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 2. Mother former Gina L. Lee; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thomas, Hughesville, daughter, Aug. 31. Mother former Kathy June Reed.