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Peeks at the Past 2.26.2020

By Staff | Mar 18, 2020

March 16, 1872

The clothing of a little son of Isaac Gortner, of this borough, aged 3 years, caught fire from a spark from the stove on Monday and he was badly burned about his face and neck, before his mother could put the fire out. The little sufferer is doing well.

The mad dog excitement in the townships north and northeast of this borough has run high for two weeks. On Wednesday a dog made his appearance, biting a cow belonging to Isaac Watson, a dog belonging to Joshua Watson, two dogs, a cow and a calf belonging to Thomas Wood, Esq., a dog belonging to G. Hervey McMichael, one belonging to Louis Hill, and a dog and two cows belong to Abner Fahnestock, the latter killing the dog at his place.

On Monday, Walter, aged five years, son of Joesph Irvin, Esq., of Watsontown, died from the effects of eating laurel, while in the woods.

On Tuesday a team of horses attached to a loaded wagon, belong to Jacok Hickernell, of Union county, was crossing the ice in the river on his way to Watsontown when they broke through, the horses being drowned and the contents of the wagon, consisting of several dead hogs, a barrel of vinegar, about 150 pounds of butter and other produce. Mr.,, Hickernell narrowly escaped with his life.

Married-In Williamsport, on he 15th ult., George McCarty, of Muncy township, and Miss Martha Artley, of Wolfe township.

Friday, March 19, 1880

Johnie,s on of D.B. Dykins, Esq., aged 13 months, was very dangerously burned by his clothing taking fire Tuesday morning.

The sleighing over the Muncy Hills is said to have been very good last week.

Clyde Smith fell on the ice while having a friendly tussle with a schoolmate, last Friday evening, and badly sprained his ankle.

Daniel Clapp was thrown from his sleigh on Thursday and was knocked insensible in the fall. He is able to be around again.

Messrs. Becher Artley, Dimner Artley, Charles Artley, Fred Fiest, and Calvin Gortner, all of the Muncy township, started on Wednesday for the West where they expect to make their home in the future.

Married-At the home of her grandmother, on March 17, Miss Kate M. Shoemaker to Dr. A.M. Baldwin, of Girton, N.Y.

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Thursday, March 18, 1920

100 years ago

The Woman Vote-Only two more states are now needed to make ratification of the suffrage amendment an accomplished fact and with Delaware and Washington almost certain to vote favorably, votes of women now seem assured.

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Haag, of Chicago, on March 8th, a daughter. Mrs. Haag before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Linn, of his place.

Died: Albert F. Yung, of senior member of the mercantile firm of Bush & Bull company of Williamsport.

Philip P. Schneider on Friday afternoon committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree on Market street, South Williamsport in the woodland at the foot of the mountain. He was 62 years old.

The Muncy baseball team was organized for the coming season at a meting held recent.y. The team will be composed of the best local players.

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The Luminary

March 23, 1950

70 years ago

The season’s worst and most destructive snowfall paralyzed the community early Thursday morning as an estimated nine inches of snow fell in less than 12 hours, disrupting power lines, blocking the highways, and wrecking telephone communications.

Ransom Moyer, Pennsdale, fractured one of his fingers on a fall on the ice.

Marriage announced of Lorraine M. Lambert, of Muncy, to Ralph Gleason Sones, of Hughesville. The couple were married March 11.

Word has been received of he coming marriage of Miss Willina McCarty, of Philadelphia, formerly of Muncy, and the late William J.McCarty. Miss McCarty will wed Frank Castar Reed, of Philadelphia on April 1.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. F. Harold Keebler, Muncy, daughter, March 13; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clayton, Muncy, March 21; Mr. and Mrs. John Kahler, Muncy, son, March 22; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tanner, Bloomsburg, daughter, March 14; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Woodley, Montoursville, March 17; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Guisewhite, Montgomery, daughter, March 17; A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spring, Muncy, March 22.

Died: Harry P. Rogers, Muncy citizen, died March 17; J.P. Shrimp, 64, Montgomery, March 22.

At the Ritz: “The Heiress”

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Muncy’s incomparable Eddie Ott, and Montgomery’s determined Rick Bastian will be in Harrisburg on March 14 among the 48 wrestling hopefuls from all corners of Pennsylvania seeking PIAA championships.

Nancy Sieg, Muncy, became the bird of Danny Timbs of Tennessee.

After serving this area for many years as an independent dealer, Feigles Dairy has discontinued its service.

Young Kristie Kay Robbins, daughter of Mrs.Harold Lyons, of East Muncy, was killed instantly when struck by a car on Water street in Easts Muncy on March 9.

James R. Rodarmel, of Muncy, has been promoted to staff sergeant in the U.S.Air Force.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reed, Hughesville, daughter, March 4. Mother former Bonnie Charles; Mr. and Mrs. Clark Hakes Jr., Montgomery, son, March 8. Mother former Susan Buck; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Starr, Montgomery, daughter, March 8. Mother former Donna Barlett; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hartman, Watsontown, son, March 9. Mother former Carol Rupert.

Died: Lester Shannon, 79, Lutheran Clergyman of Central Pennsylvania, died March 1; Donald J. O’Connor, 67, Muncy, died March 4 after an illness of several years; Beatrice Laird, longtime area resident, 49, died March 5.

At the Ritz: “The Molly Maguires”

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