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PEEKS of PAST Oct. 11, 2017

By Staff | Oct 11, 2017

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 12, 1877

140 years ago

Married-In Muncy, on the 19th ult., Leander J. Myer, of Cogan Station, to Miss Annie E. Trumbower.

Fry & Brewer, manufacturers of heavy and light lumber wagons, ran out two very fine two-horse wagons on Tuesday.

The steam saw mll of D. Clapp & Co. is shut down for the want of logs.

The Keystone Hook and Ladder company paraded with torches Friday evening. The Muncy Cornet and led the procession and Capt. Stokes was commander in chief.

Miss Laura Brass, who appeared before Muncy audiences, as a reader, will open a school of elocution in the new school building next week.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Oct. 9, 1885

132 years ago

Married-Sept. 29 W.F. Schoch, of Lewisburg (formerly of Muncy), to Miss Annie Bridge, of Center county; Sept. 30 L.D. West, of Picture Rocks, to Miss Mary Merrill, of Moreland.

The East Muncy schools opened on Monday. The teachers are John A. Heberling and Miss Fannie McMichael.

About 9:30 last Sunday morning a wood fire which was started in the livery barn of Thomas J. Narber, set fire to the structure, and destroyed it.

The Muncy Luminary

Thursday, Oct. 11,1917

100 years ago

LaRue Gorter, of this place, a former baker for William H. Banzhaf, is now in training for the National ARmy at Camp Meade, and in letters home he relates ma y amusing incidents connected with camp life. Several days ago he wrote that he just finished baking thirty dozen pies-kind not stated-an that the 360 luscious pieces of pastry lasted but a few minutes among the scores of hungry men that mess in his division.

Battery D, now at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., which includes in its membership a number of Muncy men, have a little time during the day to engage in recreation. Bugle Call Men from Cots At 5:45 a.m. -Taps Sounded at 10:15 P.M.-Six Hours Drill

Brady Snyder, for the past five years parcel post carrier and substitute at the Muncy post-office and who was drawn in the draft and sent to Camp Meade on Saturday, we the recipient of two fine testimonials form fellow employees on Friday. The clerks and Postmaster Wood presented him with a safety razor outfit.

A quiet wedding took place yesterday afternoon when Anna Kessler Painter, of Germantown, was united in marriage to George L. Painter of this place.

Marriage announced of Marion Ann, to Kenneth R. Bubb, formerly of this place, on June 16, 2017.

Craig M. Kift, of Muncy, and Miss Anna Vida Sayre, of Pennsdale, were married Oct. 10.

The wedding of Miss Virginia Maslin and LIeutenant William Lynch Gibon, U.S.A., occurred Sept. 27.

Died: Charles Edwin Grange, 79, Muncy, died Thursday; Thomas McComb died Monday afternoon, aged 88.

The Luminary

Sept. 28, 1967

10 cents per copy

Brothers Larry and Jerry Watson and Branch Biddle received their awards the Boys Scouts Eagle Awards.

Dairybelle, popular drive-in just north of Muncy, changed ownership when Ray Beagle sold to Mearl Klopp.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Houseknecht, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 21. Mother former Esther Egli; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hitesman, Muncy, son, Sept. 22. Mother former Maxine Aunkst; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, Unityville, son, Sept. 23. Mother former Shirley Shaner; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wagner, Muncy, ,daughter, Sept. 25. Mother former Ilene Crist.

Died: Robert B. Smith, former Hughesville resident, 69, Sept. 20; Harley S. Confer, Muncy, Sept. 25.

At the Ritz: John Wayne in “Eldorado”

The Luminary

25 years ago

Sept. 30, 1992

The Hughesville Volunteer Firemen celebrated their 100th anniversary with many activities including a parade Saturday morning.

The Montgomery Ministerium’s peanut festival and parade was held.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Scott Aderhold, daughter, Sept. 19. Mother former Denise M. Eakin; Mr. and Mrs. David C. Booth, Hughesville, son, Sept. 23. Mother former Penny Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Terry R. Houseknecht, daughter, Sept. 22. Mother former Susan Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Landgreve, Hughesville, son, Sept. 21. Mother former Robin Roft; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Snyder, Hughesville, son, Sept. 21. Mother former Karen Bird.

Died:Max D. Lowe, 69, formerly of Muncy, Sept. 23; Mary F. Cororan, 89, formerly of Hughesville, Sept. 25; Thelma A. Holliday, 77, Hughesville, Sept. 26; Georgine A. Cameron, Montgomery, Sept. 25; Paul La Rue VanDine, 84, Muncy, Sept. 24.