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Peeks of the Past, Nov. 6, 2019

By Staff | Nov 6, 2019

Oct. 24, 1871

A third story has been put on the United States Hotel, in this borough, which when finished will make a fine improvement.

A sorrel horse belong to M. Welliver, proprietor of the U.S. Hotel, and a sorrel horse and two sets of harness belong to E.M. Green were stolen Tuesday night. Mr. Green’s horse broke his halter strap while in the possession of the thief and returned home on Wednesday morning.

Oct. 23, 1919

Murray Zealor has opened a restaurant in the Eagle Hotel building on North Main street.

Harry Tallman, of Renovo, is spending the week with his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Tallman.

The remains of Miss Angeline Smith, age 77, of Kansas, who died at the home of her brother, DJ. Smith, at Wilkes Barre, on Saturday last, were brought to Muncy on the Pennsylvania train Monday afternoon and taken to the Muncy Cemetery for interment services at the grave being said by Rev. A.R. DeWitt, rector of St. James Church.

The Muncy Luminary

Friday, Nov. 3, 1949

70 years ago

Price five cents

The Muncy schools will have a teacher of vocal music in all probability when the new semester starts in February.

Around the schools-In Miss Carpenter’s classes, we find that senior high is playing off badminton tournaments and the junior high is playing off shuffleboard.

Births: A son was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. James T. Brague, of Picture Rocks; A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Puderbaugh, of Benton, Oct. 28; Mr., and Mrs. Franklin Stout, Montgomery, a daughter, Oct. 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Rohm, Muncy, Oct. 28; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rosenbaum, Muncy, a son, Oct. 31; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Richards, Hughesville, Oct. 31.

Narber Fry, Artley Fry, and Evan Arbraszzinskas have returned from a moose hunting trip which included a three-day auto ride and a plane trip into the Canadian wilds beyond Quebec. Each hunter bagged a fine animal.

Died: Sadie Kreischer, 94, died Oct. 29; Daniel E. Houseknecht, 81, Hughesville, Oct. 30; Arilla Barto, 68, died Sunday; Walter D. Swank, Hughesville, died suddenly Oct. 30; Laura Housel, wife of the burgess of Montgomery, died Monday night while watching the Mummer’s Parade.

At the Ritz: “Crazy House”

Ad: William C. Grittner, Funeral Director, Hughesville

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Oct. 30, 1969

Headline: Beltway Progressing; Paving Nearly Done; Opening Months Away

Miss Beverly Dean Andrews, of Hughesville, became the bride of Harold R. Kilgus on Oct. 18.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Carter Rake, Allenwood, daughter, Oct. 23. Mother former Carol Hitesman; Mr. and Mrs. John Felix, Montgomery, son, Oct. 24. Mother former Diane Pick; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Charles, Muncy, son, Oct.. 25. Mother former Margaret Houseknecht; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hill, Muncy, daughter, O ct. 25. Mother former Sherry Andrews. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Weatherill, Jr., a son, Oct. 28. Mother former is the former Mary Lou Dalton, of Muncy.

Died: Thomas Trimble, 22, Clarkstown youth, died in an automobile accident, Oct. 27; Dr. John Muir, 84, Williamsport dentist and father of Malcolm Muir, Muncy, died Oct. 27; Sheldon A. Charles, 50, Muncy, Oct. 23; Pamela Ann Fox, four-year old, died Saturday morning; Harry L. Byerly, 76, for nearly 40 years owner and operator of a meat market in Muncy and one of the veterans of the Muncy business scene, died Oct. 26; M. Leone Gautsch, 66, Oct. 25.

At the Ritz: “Finian’s Rainbow”

Ad: Harry’s Upholstery Shop, Picture Rocks

The Luminary

Wed., October 26, 1994

25 years ago

Michael Joseph McAleer Jr., 16, son of Michael J. and Elaine M. Gushen McAleer, died on Oct. 18, the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

PFC Daniel J. DeMuro, Jr., RR 1 Muncy, successfully completed Marine Crops basic training at Parris Island, SC.

Seniors at Muncy High School provided a valuable service for senior citizens in the community when they took some time to rake the residents’ leaves last Saturday.

Harry E. Dilcher, Jr., M.D. announces that he will be relocating his practice to a new office in Muncy Family Practice Building at Hall’s Station on Old Route 147.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jason S. Kriner, Muncy, daughter, Oct. 15. Mother former Tammy Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fenstermacher, Hughesville, a daughter, Oct. 17, Mother former Beverly Keebler; Mr. and Mrs. James V. DeRosa, Muncy, son, Oct. 17, Mother former Dawn Barlett; Jennie A. Moore and Michael McHenry, Montgomery, a son, Oct. 19.

Died: M. Alvera Snyder, 80, Hughesville, died Oct. 18; Alatheia M. Burk, 80,Hughesville, died Oct. 17; Virginia P. Mann, 73, Montgomery, Oct. 22; Flossie F. Simms, 94, Oct. 20.

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