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PEEKS of PAST July 24, 2019

By Staff | Jul 24, 2019

Looking backward

June 27, 1871

The saw mill of Filbert, Ott & Co., at Williamsport, was destroyed by fire Friday morning, causing a loss of $30,000.

We regret to learn that the Rev. A. Heron, of this place, late pastor of the Presbyterian church, who had an attack of paralysis about a year ago, had another attack at Renovo, one day last week, and that he had not yet recovered sufficiently to be brought home.

A severe storm of wind and rain passed over this borough Tuesday afternoon. The frame of a new building being erected by W. Parker was blown down and much of the timber.

July 4, 1871

Several greenhorns were fleeced out of their money on Saturday by a gambler traveling with a show.

July 4, 1879

Muncy celebration of the Fourth was very quiet.

James Barr had his left hand caught by a saw at Clapp & Smith’s saw mill and his thumb and third finger were badly torn.

On Wednesday of last week a man named Jones was engaged in cutting trees on the Bald Eagle mountain in Clinton township, when a tree fell on him and crushed his shoulder, fractured his skull and broke his jaw.

Died-John J. Crowe, Esq., died Wednesday morning, July 2, aged 73 years.

June 27, 1897

Miss Lilly Robb, the singing bird of the West, made a flying visit to the cottage of the Misses Shoemaker on Sunday.

A man from the Muncy hills had 756 quarts of strawberries in the market at Danville, Tuesday morning.

Romanus Long, son of George W.Long, of Muncy Creek township, was thrown from a colt he was riding and lighting on his head and shoulders, he suffered a dislocation of his right shoulder and a fracture of the lower part of the shoulder blade, besides being much bruised about the head and face. His brain was also much affected for several days.

The Muncy Luminary

and Lycoming County Advertiser

July 3, 1919

Price Two Cents

Home Coming Celebration Big Success-Big Crowd and Every One Had A Jolly Time-The people of MUncy welcomed home their returned soldiers, sailors and marines, in a great celebration on Saturday.

Samuel B. Coulter and Miss Anna Schodt, both of this place, were united in marriage on June 26th.

The marriage of Anna Louise Albright, of Muncy, to Ray Edgar Sprout, took place at the M.E. church, Stroudsburg, Pa., at noon today.

Died Robert Montgomery, died Tuesday morning, June 24, about 6 o’clock at his farm in Paradise.

Ad: Downing & Co.-South Main Street, Muncy

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 4, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Mr. and Mrs.Ezra Milheim of North Market Street received word on Saturday that their youngest son, Pvt. Clarence Milheim, 19, had been killed in action in Normandy on July 10.

Major F.M. O’Neil awarded Distinguished Flying Cross while serving as air commander of heavy bombardment formations on many missions to enemy territory.

Died: Thomas E. Hess of Penn Street died July 31; Mrs. Hazel Thomas of Montgomery, daughter of Mrs. J.D. Houseknecht of Muncy, R. D., died at her home in Montgomery, Thursday.

On Sunday Rollin Sheridan of Bruner street got a chicken bone lodged in his throat. The bone was removed on Monday and “Rocky” was able to return to work Tuesday morning.

A picnic was held Sunday in honor of Charles Lupole, Fireman 1/c of the U.S. Navy just returned from active duty of the coast of Normandy, at the home of his grandfather, Charles Fry, of Muncy R.D. Word has been received of the marriage of Miss Harriet Louise Turner, of Clarkstown, to Captain Frederick James Upton of the U,S. Merchant Marines on July 22.

At the Ritz: “The Purple Heart”

Ad: Glass Lumber Yard, Muncy, Pa.

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

July 17, 1969

More than 300 youngsters are taking swimming lessons at the Muncy Pool, according to figures released by George Wilt, pool director.

Miss Constance J. Keiser of DuBoistown became the bride of Walter L. Prince of Muncy on July 12.

Miss Clara B. Bachman of Muncy was married to Dennis L. Wertman, Muncy, on June 28.

Died: Laura May Shook, Muncy, July 9; Allan D. Stugart, Muncy, died Saturday night.

Edward P. Miller, a native of Montgomery, will return to his alma mater at Kutztown State College as an executive director of the Alumni Association and instructor in history, effect in August.

At the Ritz: “If it’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium”

Ad: Pennsdale Firemen’s Carnival