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PEEKS of PAST Jan. 9, 2019

By Staff | Jan 9, 2019

Looking Backward

The Muncy Luminary

December 1868

St. James Church was never more beautifully decorated for the Christmas season than it is now, nor have the services been more interesting or better attended.

Married on the 23rd in Hughesville, by Rev. H.A. Sharreetis, Mr. J.F. Bower, of Muncy Creek Twp, and Miss E.P. Manville, of Franklin County, Missouri and formerly of Muncy.

Married on the 24th, at the same place, by the same, Mr. Jacob Litchard, and Miss Catherine V. Shoemaker, both of Muncy Creek twp.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 7, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom Expresses Gratitude for Care of English Children-A message of appreciation which is signed by Queen Elizabeth of England has been received by Mrs. Henry Brock. The message is most attractive having at the top the Royal Coat of Arms in beautiful colors as well as other charming details.

Engagement announced of Peggy Nauman to Pvt. John R. Whitelock, of South Main St.

Private Oscar W. Boyer, son of Mrs. Mary Boyer, who lives on Muncy R.D. 1 has been promoted to private first class.

Announcement made of the marriage of Miss Margaret Louise Spotts and Leonard R. Hunt which took place Christmas afternoon.

Engagement announced of Mrs. Margaret H. McCabe to Cpl. Fred S Lilley, formerly of Muncy.

A short prayer service was held at the Wallis Funeral home Friday evening for Mrs. Sallie Elizabeth Barnes who died Dec. 20.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon for Miss Eva Alice Forrester who died Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Pearl Bower, Muncy R.D., 3, daughter of Lee and Annie Bower, died at Muncy Valley Hospital on Wednesday.

Mrs. Martha Opp, 83, died at her home Wednesday morning.

Mrs.Vera Shaner, 54, former resident, died Monday afternoon after a lingering illness.

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The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Dec. 18, 1968

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Muncy Valley Hospital Reveals Plans for New Geriatric Unit.

Paul Geringer Renamed Muncy Fire Chief

Miss Joni Shaheen and Miss Anne Rathmell both of Pennsdale area performed with the Williamsport Civic Ballet company in “The Nutcracker.”

Engagement announced of Miss Nancy Ann Curtin to Edward C. Wert of Muncy.

Wedding on Dec. 14 of Miss Carol Eichof to Maine Wertman of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Lynn of near Muncy, daughter, Dec. 11. Mother former Carol Meckley; Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett, Montgomery, son, Dec. 13. Mother former Keitha Shemory; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rishel, Muncy, son, Dec. 14. Mother former Penny Schneider; Mr., and Mrs. Dennis Whitmoyer, Montgomery, daughter, DEc. 12. Mother former Charlotte McCaslin.

Died: Justin Bartlow, Sr., formerly of Lairdsville, died Nov. 24 at the age of 88; Florence Swenk, 84 Western Union telegraph operator in Muncy, died Dec. 15; William M. Heiser, 73, self-employed as a seafood vendor throughout Lycoming County, died Dec. 13; Earl E. Hain, 56, a native of Montgomery,, Dec. 12; Carl C. Hill, 57, formerly of Muncy, died Dec. 16;

At the Ritz: “Thunderball”

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