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PEEKS of PAST Apr. 17, 2019

By Staff | Apr 17, 2019

Looking Backward

The Muncy Luminary


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Henry Eckroyd, of Pennsdale, and Enid Mary Richardson of New Jersey, were married Saturday afternoon in The Friends meeting house near Grammercy Park, N.Y.

Mrs. Whitemire Gautsch died Monday afternoon at the home of her son, Robert, near Muncy, at the advanced age of 89.

A peculiar accident happened on the farm of T.J. Frantz, on Muncy R.D. 3, on Tuesday morning when one of a team of horse hitched to a plow fell into an abandoned well in the rear of the barn, a distance of 15 to 20 feet. It was discovered that the horse had no broken bones,

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, April 28, 1944

75 years ago

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Word that their son First Lieutenant Howard S. Pauling had with the assistance of two Danes, escaped from occupied Denmark to Sweden where he will be interned for the duration, had been received by his parents Mr. and Mrs. S.S.Pauling through news sources a week previous to an official announcement that he was missing in action.

John Ott, of Muncy, a former resident of Pennsdale, has successfully passed his examination and will soon receive his call to the U.S. Navy.

Occupants of a small civilian airplane were uninjured Wednesday evening when the plane in which they were riding was forced to the ground and badly damaged on the old Buckeye Potato Farm between Muncy and Montgomery.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Wallis Funeral home for Mrs. Emalline S. Voneida, 82, who died Sunday evening.

Samuel T. Gardner, 66, of Muncy, died Sunday.

Engagement announced of Fannie Louise Iseley of Muncy R.D.1 to Sgt. Myron J. Watts, of Unityville R.D. 1.

Word has been received that Cpl. Joseph Byerly has arrived safely in England.

Frank B. Lundy, founder of the Lundy Lumber Company, died Sunday morning. He was 74 years of age.

Mrs. Augustus Rank of Green Street, received word Thursday from the War Department that the body of her son, Pfc. Lee Criswell, who was drowned in Tennessee several weeks ago. while on Army maneuvers, has been recovered form the Cumberland River.Pfc. Criswell was one among twenty who lost their life at Everitt’s Ferry in Tennessee when the raft on which he was riding collapsed.

At the Ritz: “Broadway Rhythm”

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Mrs. Thomas Wood, of Muncy, appointed Girl Scout Field Director

First National Bank of Hughesville to merge with Commonwealth.

Robert VanDine, a senior Hughesville High School , has received a Congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Burkholder, Hughesville, son, March 27 Mother former Bonnie McMichael; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sellers, Montgomery, son, March 28. Mother former Jean Bryson; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Feaster, Montgomery, daughter, March 28. Mother former Joyce Hall; Mr.and Mrs. Charles Edward Sheleman, Hughesville, daughter, March 28. Mother former Carol Blaker; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Puderbaugh, Muncy, daughter, March 28. Mother former Charlotte Newman; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Pentz, Watsontown, daughter. Mother former Ethel Snyder. Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Erb, White Deer, son, April 1. Mother former Janet Car; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griggs, Hughesville, son, March 30. Mother former Christine McEwen.

Died: Flora Womelsdorf, 75, life-long Muncy resident, died Saturday, March 29; Ivy McEwen, resided here most of her life, died on her 77th birthday, March 30; Mary Auker, Watsontown, of Muncy, March 31; William D. Moran, 35, Hughesville, March 26; Viola Phillips, 63, Montgomery, April 1.

At the Ritz: “The Stalking Moon”

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