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PEEKS of PAST July 4, 2018

By Staff | Jul 3, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminarys

1868-Four children were burned to death by Indians near Ft. Benton few days since and the mother has become insane in consequence.

We are authorized to announce the name of Henry Bastian, Sr., of Montoursville Borough, as a candidate for Sheriff, subject to the decision of the next Lycoming County Republican Convention.

Died-On the 20th ult., at Hughesville, Mrs. Jemilla, wife of Jacob Hill, and daughter of Samuel and Esther Kahler.

1893-On Thursday evening of lasts week the little three year old son of Mr. G.F.Miller fell off a sofa, breaking his collar bone. Dr. J.W. Albright reduced the fracture.

Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Buffinton, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Painter, attended the Richart-Flick wedding at South Williamsport, last Thursday evening.

Mr. John Waldron returned home from he Clifton Springs Sanitorium on Saturday very greatly benefitted from the treatment he received at that popular resort.

Much has several graceful lady cyclists.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, June 25, 1943

75 years ago

Price five cents

A Lycoming County record for the number of sons in the Armed Services is held by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Burkhart of Hughesville R.D. The have seven sons in the Army now, Kenneth L. of this place and Glenn W., of Hughesville having been accepted Monday after passing their physical examinations in Harrisburg. Other sons include Pvt. Cloyd Burkhart, Sgt. Harold C. Burkhart, P.F.C. Kimber Burkhart, and Crop. Max Burkhart and P.F.C. Paul Burkhart.

Miss Helen M. Ott of Muncy married Gilbert Shafer, Montoursville Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held for James Whalen Rieger, 72, formerly of Muncy, Sunday afternoon.

A pretty wedding took place Friday night in Montgomery when Ella Rosaline Batschlet and Nanley Charles Gordner, both of Muncy, were united in marriage.

Mrs. M.J. Colley fell while gathering flowers in her back yard on Wednesday injuring her eye, as well a fracturing her arm and spraining her wrist.

Dr. Jame Rankin, veteran physician, who represented the third generation of his family to have practiced medicine, died Monday morning.

The twin daughters born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carson of Pennsdale June 16 have been named Doris Jean and Betty Jane.

Benjamin Fritz, formerly of Montgomery, suffered a fractured arm and other injuries at his farm above Williamsport last week when he was run over by his tractor.

Mr. and Mrs. IsaacMoser, Pennsdale, received a letter from their son, Sgt. Emerson Moser, informing them of his illness in a hospital in California. Emerson was in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He also saw action on Guadalcanal and is now on his way home. He will leave California when he has recovered sufficiently.

Attendance last Sunday at Brick Church was Sunday School 173. Morning Worship 210.

At the Ritz: “Assignment in Brittany”

Ad: Glass Lumber Yard, Muncy

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

June 20, 1968

Ten Cents Per Copy

Miss Mary Lou Fromm, who was chosen May Queen at Muncy High School and thereby also became Muncy’s representative at the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival, will be one of 66 contestants at the 27th annual event this week-end.

One of the area’s least known industrialists was Charles J. Kunz, founder of the Muncy Machine and Tool company, whose death in a hospital in Frederick, Md., last week was most untimely and ended an illustrious life.

Miss Constance Geist, former Muncy resident, becomes bride to Thomas Cope Worth, West Chester, June 15.

Nancy Hartman and Hugh Snow exchanged vows on June 15.

In a rare occasion last Saturday, June 15, Miss Linda Wiser, of Muncy, was graduated from Northwestern University at Evanston, Ill.,, with a degree in engineering-the only girl in the entire university to be conferred in engineering.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. George Bitler, Muncy, son, June 11. Mother former Diann Eichenlaub; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence DeWald, Millville, daughter, June 11. Mother former Nancy Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Franklin Yohn, Jr., Montgomery, son, ,June 12. Mother former Peggy Tobias.

Died: Mary Alice Wilson, 66, Hughesville, June 15; Earl R. Reeser, 73, formerly of Montgomery, June 12; Grace E. Laidacker, 82, formerly of Muncy, June 13; Mazie Dice, retire Muncy school teacher, 83, June 18.

At the Ritz: “Where Angels Go Trouble Follows”

Ad: Pysher’s Photographic Service