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Peeks at the Past 1.15.2020

By Staff | Jan 15, 2020

Jan. 16, 1872

David D. Manville has resumed business after the disastrous fire of two weeks ago. On Saturday night last at about 11:30, fire broke out in the rear of a small frame building owned by Mrs. Samuel Petrikin and occupied by J.V. Reeder, as a jewelry store, who lost all his tools and materials, amounting to about $200 with no insurance. The fire then communicated to a two-story framed building on the north, owned by Mrs. Petrikin and occupied by Miss Patton as a millinery store, the Misses Brown as a residence and Theodore Well’s harness shop, totally destroying the building. The fire then communicated to the two story frame building on the south, occupied by Thomas Clapp as a dry goods store, which was also destroyed. Next to this was the brick residence of Joshua Bowman which was only saved by the most untiring exertions of the firemen.

Jan. 16, 1880

A little daughter of Eli Pealer, narrowly escaped choking to death, on a chicken bone which lodged in her throat, on Monday. The child was black in the face before bone was removed.

Married-At the Girard House, Philadelphia, on Jan. 10th, Ernest Noble and Miss Maggie Petrikin, both of Muncy.

The Muncy Luminary

Jan. 15, 1920

100 years ago

Price-2 cents

Died: Elizabeth Edwards, Muncy, died at the Williamsport hospital on Saturday last, aged 68 years.

Miss Della Sprout, while coasting on the South Main street hill, Monday evening, was run into and knocked down by a sled loaded with boys running at a fast speed, badly bruising her head and face, injuring one leg and broken several small bones in her right hand.

Miss Emily Hartranft, fell while skating on the Latimer pond, east of town, Monday night, breaking her ankle.

On Tuesday Miss Almira Shoemaker slipped and fell on an icy pavement at her home on South Main Street, very badly cutting her head.

Miss Mabel Fritz, a member of Miss Ida Stokes’ class of the Muncy Lutheran Sunday school, has not missed a single meeting of Sunday school in the last eight years.

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The Muncy Luminary

Jan. 12, 1950

70 years ago

Price five cents

Survey shows Muncy merchants did a minimum of $300,000 worth of business in 6 months, and when all the facts are digested, the total is probably closer to $600,000.

The only passenger train remaining on the Reading railroad which provided service to Muncy residents was withdrawn on Monday due to a coal shortage, the Reading company announced this week.

A bulletin received Wednesday afternoon from the PIAA by Stanley Schuyler was to the effect that Muncy lost the meet, 21-20, because of a rule which stipulates that “An extra point given for a fall in the first two minutes of any bout shall also be awarded in case of default including those defaults due to injury.”

Black Hole Valley-Mrs. George Taylor and Mrs. Clarence Livingston gave a bridal shower Saturday for Mrs. Paul Fenstermacher at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul App.

Miss Jean Heyl, Muncy, and Lt. Col. John Edmunds wed Saturday at St. James.

Engagement announced of Miss Greta Chamberlain to John Vairo, of Jersey Shore.

Births: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Courtney, Montgomery, Jan. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gansell, Muncy, a son, Jan. 5; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Evans, Jan. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Buck, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Randall Lewis on Jan. 9; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feigles, Hughesville, daughter, Jan. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Max Lucas, Muncy, daughter born on Saturday.

Died: George F. Temple, died Sunday at the home of his son, Archie, near Lairdsville; Mrs. Annie Houck, 70, Hughesville died Sunday at her home; Raymond Kepner, Hughesville, died Friday at his home. He was 63-years old.

At the Ritz: “Chicago Deadline”

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The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Jan. 8, 1970

Ex-Muncian Sam Feigles given new position by firm in Georgia.

James Stroup, native of Muncy, named to new post by drug firm.

Donald Lynn Yagel and Miss Susan Pauling received word they have been accepted as Rotary Exchange students for the year 1970-71.

Airman James R. Balliet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Domer F. Balliet, Muncy, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex.

Miss Cathy Newhard, of Montgomery, received her crown as Queen of the annual Beta Sigma Phi sorority charity ball held recently at the Holiday Inn.

Albert Anderson, longtime resident of Muncy, has retired as general manager of the Modecraft Corporation plant in Muncy.

John McCarthy, of Muncy, exchanged vows with Jane Stillman, of Lockport, NY, on Dec. 20.

Engagement announced of former Muncy resident, Miss La’Na Rue Merrill to L. Cpl. Roger C. McGrady.

Announcement was made of the engagement between Bonnie Ann Wright to Roger Linwood Young, former Muncy resident.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Raup, Montgomery, son, Dec. 31. Mother former Freda Wommer; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wenzel, Danville, son, Jan. 2. Mother former Susan Cottle; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bieber, Muncy, son, Jan. 4. Mother former Loretta Nunn; Mr. and Mrs. Jon Knouse, Montgomery, a son, Jan. 4. Mother former Mariene Forshaw; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Philips, Muncy, daughter, Jan. 5. Mother former Ina Smith.

Died: John Rupert, 94, Spanish Vet, lifetime Muncy area resident who was one of two remaining Spanish-American War Veterans, died at the VA hospital in Lebanon on Jan. 5.

At the Ritz: “The Good Guys and the Bad Guys”

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