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PEEKS of PAST Jan. 23, 2019

By Staff | Jan 24, 2019

Looking Backward

The Muncy Luminary

December 1868

Married on the 10th inst., at the Parsonage, Lairdsville, Peter Smith of Moreland tsp. and Miss Mary Ellen Neufer of Penn tsp.

Died near the Borough on the 16th inst., at the residence of his father, Frederick Gossner, Mr. Oliver M. Gossner, aged 25 years, 1 month and 27 days.

In pursuance of previous notice a large and enthusiastic meeting of the citizen of Muncy and vicinity convented at the Central School House in this Borough, on Tuesday evening, Jan 12th for the purpose of considering the project of building a Boom at this place.


Joseph P. Sheridan, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.Joseph P. Sheridan died a the Williamsport Hospital Saturday morning.

The county board of viewers met recently elected Robert K. Reeder, President.

The new Muncy Valley Hospital ambulance has already provided itself of great service to the community having answered a number of calls and given prompt and efficient service.

The funeral of Wilson Zarr was held at his home in Muncy Creek tsp. on Sunday afternoon.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Reuther on Sunday morning, a daughter.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Jan. 14, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Staff Sgt. C.G. Houseknecht, Gunner, Reported Missing

Muncy Downs Watsontown to Tie Basketball League

Funeral services were held from the Wallis Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon for Charles Munsell, 68, who died on Montgomery R.D. 1 January 17.

Died: Charles Robert Worthington aged 51, who died at his home in Clarkstown January 14.

William Wood, son of MR. and MRs. Thomas Wood of Shuttle Hill has been commissioned Lt. (jg) in the U.S. Navy and will report to Washington today.

Died Miss Hannah A. Tallman, 88, formerly of Muncy, January 13.

Word has been received here of the death of MRs. Rebekah A. Ecroyd widow of Dr. Henry S. Ecroyd, formerly of Muncy.

Mrs. Emma Marscey, former resident of this section died at the home of her daughter in Union City, Conn.

At the Ritz: “Lassie Come Home”

Ad: Kelt Corset Shoppe, Pine St.

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Jan. 8, 1969

Ten Cents Per Copy

James Dow Renamed President of Muncy Public Library Board

Marriage vows were exchanged on Dec. 31 of Margo Rose Sabetto and J. Reilly Barnes of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Feigles, Muncy, daughter, Dec. 31. Mother former Jessalee Fogelman; Mr. and Mrs. Craig Seybert, daughter, Dec. 29. Mother former Susan Eck.

Died: Dorothy Swisher, 69, owner of Foust Variety Store, Muncy, died Jan. 1; Rosabelle Lomison, 84, Muncy, Jan. 4.

Sgt. Thomas L. Edwards, of Muncy, has completed on a non-commissioned officer education system course at Ft. Eustis, Va.

First Lt. Alta J. Hoffman, of near Hughesville, completed an Army Nurse and Medical Specialist Corps officer basic course at the Army’s Academy of Health Sciences, Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.

At the Ritz: “American Graffiti”

Ad: Far-View Dairy, Montgomery