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Peeks at the Past Sept. 25, 2019

By Staff | Sep 25, 2019

170 years ago

September 22, 1849

At about 12 o’clock A.M., of Thursday last our citizens were started by the cry of fire. The flames were soon found to proceed from the stable of Mr. John McCallister, on the rear of his lot fronting the north side of the diamond, and spread with fearful rapidity to the adjacent buildings, but with singular good fortune, were prevented by the praise worthy exertions of those upon the ground, from consuming any dwelling.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Sept. 22, 1949

70 years ago

Price five cents

Engagement announced of Nellie Brown, of Montgomery, to James L. Young, of near Watsontown.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Arley Sones, Muncy, son, Sept. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Charles, Hughesville, daughter,Sept. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Boatman, Hughesville, son, Sept. 17; Mr. and Mrs. John Jordan, Muncy Valley, son, Sept. 17; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drick, Danville, Sept. 17; A son to Mr. and Mrs. James Houseknecht, Hughesville, Sept. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barto, Hughesville, daughter, Sept. 19; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stroup, Muncy Sept. 20; A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allen, Montgomery,Sept. 8; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lane, Muncy, son, Sept. 9; Mr. and Mrs. Bryson Reed, Muncy daughter, Sept. 9; A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Randall Wagner, Hughesville, Sept. 9; Mr. and Mrs.Lewis Speary, Eagles Mere, son, born Sept. 9; A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard MInier, Benton, Sept. 9; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Little, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 12; A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Burrows Myers, Hughesville Sept. 12; Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Kennedy, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 13.

Died: One of Muncy’s beloved school teachers, Mrs. Mazie Trumpbower Taylor, died Wednesday at the home of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Arthur T. Eaker, where she had been confined in recent months; Jerry A. Whitmoyer, of near Muncy, Sept. 19. He would have been 69 years old; Stephen Kepner, 88, died on Monday Sept.. 19 at his home in Penn Township near Hughesville.

Ad: Marjorie Lee Beaty Shop, Muncy

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Sept. 18, 1969

Army Private First Class Richard P. Gruver, 21, Montgomery, was assigned to the 17th Aviation Group near Nha Trang, Viet Nam.

Wedding vows were exchanged at a Nuptial Mass celebrated on Sept. 13, by Miss Jeanne Marie Anstadt, of near Montoursville, and Charles Joseph Thompson, of Hughesville.

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Goodnow, of Muncy, and Dr. Ali Arani, of Kashan, Iran, were married on Sept. 13.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith, Muncy, son, Sept.10. Mother former Althea Price; Mr. and Mrs. Randale Snyder, Allenwood, daughter, Sept. 10. Mother former Dottie Shiffer; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Huggler, Montgomery, daughter, Sept. 12. Mother former Lynn Andrews; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schaack, Montgomery, daughter, Sept. 13. Mother former Norma Miller.

Word has been received of the death in Illinois on Sept. 16 of Fred Finder, 85, father of Mrs. George Wilt, of Muncy.

Word has been received of the death of William Brady Houseknecht, of Oneida, N.Y. who died Sept. 7.

At the Ritz: “Ring of Bright Water”

Ad: Nylon Hose-3 for a $1.00-A&P

The Luminary

Sept. 21, 1994

25 years ago

35 cents

Crystal Shadduck and Jeff Michael were married on Aug. 20 at Roaring Rod and Gun Club at Picture Rocks.

Sally Williams and Paul Bower were united in marriage on Sept. 10 at the Fairview Church, Unityville.

Nichole Charles, a senior, was crowned Muncy’s homecoming queen in pre-game ceremonies last Saturday evening. Nichole was escorted by Peter Larson.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Allan N. Gresh, Muncy, daughter, Sept. 9, 1994. Mother former Dawn Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. James Scarborough, Montgomery, daughter, Sept. 14, 1994. Mother former Heather A. Swisher.

Died: Lois Marie and, 56, Muncy, Sept. 19; Helen Clark Shoemaker, 89, Montgomery, died Sept. 13; J. Russell Spring, 82, Muncy, Sept. 14; Harry Charles Levan, 99, formerly of Montgomery, Sept. 10; Elton L. Kibby, Jr., 67, Muncy, Sept. 12; Barbara N. Barger, formerly of Hughesville, Sept. 17; Ashley Jolene Myers, 8-year old daughter of Lewis and Bonnie Jo Lundy Myers, Sept. 14; Ruth Louise App, 87, Sept. 15; James Walter Hodges, 70, Muncy Valley, Sept. 16; Blaine Allan Smith, infant son of Ron A. and Barbara S. Kramer Smith, Muncy RR 3, died at birth Sept. 12; Florence M. O’Connor, 86, Picture Rocks, Sept. 20.