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PeeKS of PAST Aug. 7, 2019

By Staff | Aug 7, 2019

Looking backward

Sept. 5, 1870

Thieves broke into the residence of D.B. Diking, Tuesday afternoon, while the family was absent and carried off a lot of preserves.

D.W. Buffinton presented the Luminary force with some splendid peaches ion Monday.

Plans are being drawn for a new Masonic Temple, to be erected in Williamsport.

Sixty young people from his place attended a dance at Ashurst’s woods Wednesday night.

Mrs. David Poust had her leg broken below the knee while attending the Lutheran church picnic, by a heavy plank falling on the limb.

The W

Sept. 5, 1871

On Saturday morning William Kelly, track walker on the P & E railroad, met with a terrible accident, which resulted in his death three hours afterward. He was sitting on the end of a tie when a fast rain cane along. The engineer blew his whistle and Kelly sprang upon the track, being struck.

The Muncy Luminary and Lycoming County Advertiser

Sept. 4, 1919

Price Two Cents

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of MR. and MRs. D.W. Brass on Saturday when their daughter, Ruth Sophia, became the bride of Cloyd V. Barbour, of Williamsport.

While Fred Beber, of Sunbury, was driving his automobile on the main Milton Road, near the old Smith Lotichard farm, on Sunday, he lost control of the machine and it turned over, very badly injuring his young son, Samuel. On Sunday afternoon while Henry Leech was driving his Ford car between Coudersport and Wellsboro one side of the front bumper became loose and dropped down, becoming fastened in one of the front wheels throwing the car over a steep embankment, causing it to turn over three times. Mr. Leech was pinned under the car and was severely bruised. His wife and Mrs. John Richey both received a number of serious cuts and bruises about their heads and bodies but Mrs. Leech’s daughter and the daughter of Mrs. Richey fortunately escaped injury.

While riding his bicycle to work in Wednesday morning, William Sechler ran into an automobile on South Market street, throwing him violently to the ground, very badly injuring his shoulder and bruising his body.

The sugar situation throughout the United States shows no material change and Muncy is now beginning to feel the effects of the general shortage.

Died: Mary S. Medenhalldied at the home of her granddaughter Thursday of last week, aged 92 years; Charles W. Bubb, aged 76 years, of this place, died at the Williamsport hospital on last Thursday morning.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Aug. 25, 1944

75 years ago

Price five cents

Mrs. Florence Fogleman of Muncy recently received the Purple Heart which was awarded her husband, Pvt. Kenneth Fogleman, of Hughesville who was wounded n May 28 while fighting in Italy.

The Eagles Mere Federated Church was the scene of a quiet wedding ceremony performed on Saturday evening, August 5, when Miss Jane Watts, of Eagles Mere, became the bride of Sidney F. Sheets, of Sonestown.

John E. Fulmer, an electrician, was electrocuted while at work at the Susquehanna Ordinance Depot in White Deer Valley Tuesday afternoon.

On Thursday morning at 8 o’clock as Mrs. Emanuel Gordner attempted to light the oven to the gas stove at the Chere Tea Room, an explosion took place, which knocked out one of the kitchen windows, scattering glass in all direction. No real damage was caused and on one hurt.

At the Ritz: Buffalo Bill

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The Luminary

50 Years Ago

July 31, 1969

Terry Crouthamel, high school English Instructor at Muncy high school and head basketball coach for the past two years, has resigned his position to accept a post at Elmira Free Academy in Elmira , N.Y.

Harvey Corson of Muncy has just returned from a one-month safari in Zambia and Zululand in the Republic of South Africa.

Wedding vows were exchanged here on July 26 between Miss Virginia Lee Chestnut and Larry Lee Michael. All residents of the Hughesville area.

A reception at the Hotel Bethlehem followed immediately the wedding of Miss Brenda Joan Slutsky and Paul Jacob Levine on Sunday, July 27.

Engagement announced of Miss Ina Smith, Muncy, to Rodney Phillips.

Announcement is being made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Joan Marie Pidcoe, of Muncy, to Cameron M. Day, of Hughesville.

Died: William R. Brass, 82, native of Muncy, July 27.

At the Ritz: “Doctor Zhivago”

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