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Peeks of Past Oct. 3, 2018

By Staff | Oct 3, 2018

Enlightening Items from old Luminarys

The Muncy Luminary

150 years ago


J.W. Bear, ,the original Buck Eye Blacksmith, will address the citizens of this place and vicinity on Thursday evening next.

Married-On the evening of the 23d inst., at Chris Church Williamsport, by the Rev. A. Wadleigh, Martin Powell and Carrie E. , daughter of John Hepburn, Esq., all of that city.

Married-On the 16 inst., in Hughesville, by Rev. E.A. Sharetts, Mr. William H. Anderson, of Muncy Creek township, to Miss Harriet Bower of Muncy.

Married in Jacksonville, Ill., on Thursday Sept. 2nd 1868 by Rev. Mr. Glover, Charles E. Flack, formerly of this Borough, and Miss Mary McFarlane, daughter of Dr. McFarlane, all of that city.

The Muncy Luminary


Robert P. Brown died at his home in the Susquehanna Inn last Wednesday night after a long illness, aged 34 years.

Miss Florence J. Stoler and Ray C. Tupper, were united in marriage last Thursday morning, at the Baptist Parsonage, by the Rev. William E. Staub.

Wilson Gundrum of Muncy was one of eleven veterans of the Civil War, who represent all that is left of the 131st Pennsylvania Volunteers, a regiment originally of the Susquehanna Valley, in its fiftieth annual reunion at Lewisburg. Only six more survive and they were too feeble to be there.

Mrs. George Tallman aged 45 years, of Muncy R.D. 5, died at the Williamsport private hospital last Friday evening.

The may friends of our former townsman, D.Lloyd Funk, of Philadelphia, sympathize with him int he loss of his wife. Mrs. Funk had been in ill health for some years, but the immediate cause of her death was the result of a fall causing a compound fracture of the ankle bone.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 24, 1943

75 years ago

Price five cents

Headline: First Known Fatal Casualty of War-Lieutenant Charles O. Yagel Killed In Plane Crash Sunday September 19th-Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Yagel received word on Monday that their son, Lieutenant Charles O. Yagel had been killed on Sunday in a plane crash in Texas. Lt. Yagel graduated from Muncy-Muncy Creek High School in 1936.

Brady Artley, former resident, died Sept. 21 at the Muncy Valley Hospital, after a short illness.

Mrs. R.C. Whitelock of South Man street narrowly escaped serious injuries as she was canning when hot paraffin ignited nearby curtains and shades.

S/Sgt. Paul Laidacker enlisted in the United States Army in October 1940 and was sent to Indiantown Gap, Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Bragg, N.C., Camp Livingstone, La, Fort Sill, Okla., were his homes since beginning his Army life.

Harold G. Wertman, S. 2/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wertman who recently finished his boot training at Sampson, .Y.. He is now located at the United States Naval Air Station at Olathe, Kan. Bob Schoch is stationed there too and he and Harold recognized each other at “chow” one day.

At the Ritz: “Flight for Freedom”

Ad: Fricks-We Service All Makes & Models (Next to Hurr’s Dairy Store)

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Sept 23, 1968

Ten Cents Per Copy

Wearing the champion rosette and holding the junior yearling which won it for him is John T. Berger, of near Muncy, and FFA member at Hughesville high school. His prize animal is “Blonde Marllu Fashion Cindy,” which won the reserve grand champion and junior champion awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Dairy Show in Harrisburg.

There is a great danger of a flu epidemic in Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation this winter as the result of a new flu virus that is slowly making its way across the Pacific Ocean from its origin in Hong Kong and Singapore.

MIss Cathy Benner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Benner, is one of 65 new students in the Class of 1971 at Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing.

The Organization of Parents and Teachers of the Muncy Elementary school had a gross take of $1,600 at the first “Charlie Brown” Fall festival in Muncy.

Died: Louis Winterfield , 82, Muncy, Sept. 20; Myra Agatha Laird, 85, formerly of Muncy, died Sept. 18.

At the Ritz: “Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River”

Ad: Nylon Hose 3 pairs in Pkg. $1.00-A&P