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Peeks 2.19.2020

By Staff | Feb 19, 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1872

A deposit bank is about to be organized at Catawissa.

John Ort, of Muncy township, raised last season, on two acres of ground, 156 bushels of oats.

A meeting in the interest of the Hunlock Creek and Muncy Railroad will be held in this Boro. at the Central School House this evening.

Charles Mortimer was elected as Justice of the Peace, at the election held in Muncy township, recently.

Friday, Feb. 20, 1880

The boys gave Will Merrill and his bride an old fashioned “belling” last Thursday evening.

Wm. Buckley, who suffered a stroke of paralysis recently, is still unable to walk, but sits in his chair day and night.

Mrs. Hannah Tallman fell recently, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Webster, where she resides, and injured herself very badly.

Married-At the residence of the pastor, Rev. E.C. Houck, Feb. 11, William P. Merrill and Miss S.D. Thomas, all of Muncy.

The Muncy Luminary

Feb. 9, 1920

100 years ago

Miss Margaret Edkin, aged 18 years, a daughter of James Edkin, of Glen Mawr, is in the Williamsport hospital with a broken right leg and other injuries, the result of an accident Friday afternoon at Fairfield station, on the Philadelphia and Reading railway, where she was struck by the passenger train shortly after 5 o’clock for the east.

Mrs. William Machamer, a nurse, who came from her own home to aid her parents, who resides three miles north-west of Watsontown, was burned to death Saturday night with the home of her parents. Six other inmates were ill and were rescued by Mrs. Machamer. It is thought Mrs. Machamer was trapped in an upstairs room where she went to warn her father, James Nicholas.

Died: Caroline E. Browning, 28, of Williamsport, died Saturday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rogers, near Pennsdale. She was down with pneumonia; Jennie H. Manville, died at her home on West Water street Wednesday morning, aged 76 years and 5 months; Esther L. Danley died at her home in Delaware township Northumberland county, Wednesday morning, aged 35 years, 6 months, and 21 days; George W. Heiney died on Friday after a short illness, aged 71 years; William H. Spencer, Williamsport, passed away Friday after a short illness, aged 71 years; William H. Spencer,Williamsport, passed away on Saturday morning after a protracted illness.

Born: To Hon. and Mrs. Edgar R. Kiess at Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, a daughter, who has been named Anne Winner.

Miss Edith Egly, formerly clerk at Keystone stores, is now he manager of the Muncy Chateau Thierry grocery.

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The Muncy Luminary

Feb. 23, 1950

70 years ago

Price five cents

Construction on the new Muncy Valley hospital is progressing up to schedule, in spite of the recent bad weather.

Early Monday morning, the lowest recording in the immediate area was found at Tidewater Pipe company where an official four degrees above zero was registered, and early Tuesday the same thermometer showed eight degrees above.

Gene Bieber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bieber, has been promoted to gunner’s mate second class. His ship, along with three others are in the Pacific area, on a trip to Japan.

Born: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Max Frey, of Muncy on Feb. 11, has been named Wanda Maybelle; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Moore, of Montgomery, a daughter, Feb. 18; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ulmer, Muncy, on Feb. 22.

Died: Laura Taylor Ecroyd, 77, Pennsdale, died Sunday morning; Susan Lloyd Painter, widow of T.B. Painter, editor and publisher of The Muncy Luminary, died Saturday; Harry B. Armes, 83, died last Wednesday at his home in Picture Rocks; Ella Updegraff, 74, died at her home near Montgomery last Thursday; Sarah Wheelock, Hughesville, was stricken with a heart attack and died at noon Sunday, just four days after her brother, Charles had died at his home in Hughesville; Ambrose Ulrich, 83.

At the Ritz: “Home of the Brave”

Ad: Firemen’s Cake Walk at Fire House-Muncy

The Luminary

50 Years Ago

Feb. 12, 1970

Muncy to Host Band Festival in 1971

Dr. George Callenberger, longtime physician for this area, was named this week as one of six members of the team to operate the newly created emergency center of the Williamsport Hospital.

The borough of Hughesville had a new time and temperature clock for the convenience of its residents this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brelsford this week purchased the properties on North Main street owned for many ears by the C.A. Bennage family in Milton.

Navy Petty Officer First Class Brady L. Miller Jr., Hughesville, is serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS America in the Caribbean area of the coast of Guantanamo, Cuba.

Coast Guard Seaman John M. Nielsen, of near Muncy, is serving aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous at New London, Conn.

Died: R. L. Plankenhorn, 80, Muncy, died Feb. 8; Jacob D. Poust, 67 year old father of MHS wrestling coach Earl Poust, died Feb. 7; Josephine Ann Umlauf, 70, Muncy, Feb. 7; Maynard E. Murray, 78, Muncy, Feb. 7.

At the Ritz: “Krakatoa East of Java”

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