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Peeks at the Past 6.17

By Staff | Jun 17, 2020

Saturday, June 26, 1872

The Watsontown Record says that the grain house of Raup & Savage between that place containing 5,000 bushels of oats, and about 400 bushels of wheat, was destroyed by fire on the 20th inst.

Henry Bennett of DuBoistown, was drowned in the river above Williamsport, on Wednesday.

A young man named Wakeman, claiming relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey, of Williamsport, after being taken into their home, robbed the old people of two one hundred dollar 5120 bonds, and between $30 and $40 in money-all the money they had, and then decamped for parts unknown.

The freshet in the river carried away a large part of the new Linden bridge about 5 o’clock Friday night.

Friday, July 2, 1880

H. H. Appo is the father of a bouncing baby boy.

John S. Kirk, of Pennsdale, has charge of one of the hotels at Eagles Mere this summer.

The Fourth of July falling on Sunday this year, Monday, the 5th, will be recognized as a legal holiday.

The official census count of Muncy borough gives our town population of 1,174, an increase of almost 200 since 1870.

The wheat in this part of the state ripened almost two weeks earlier than has been the case for many years.

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Thursday, July 1, 1920

100 years ago

At the home of her uncle, David Dimm, Muncy, PA., on Wednesday morning, June 30, Miss Alice May Arthur was united in marriage to Roy Maxwell Niel, of Aaron, Ohio.

On June 26 Miss Nannie E. Castles, of Muncy, and Mr. Martin E. Smith, of Sunbury, were united in marriage.

Died: Sylvester Pursell Fahnestock died at the home of his brother on Mechanic street, Tuesday evening, after an illness of several months, aged 52 years, 8 months, and 19 days; Mrs. Mary Anna Weikle, died at her family home on North Washington street early this (Thursday) morning, aged 22 years, 5 months and 11 days.

Mrs. Hugh Sykes has announced the marriage of her daughter, Miss Helen Beeber to Walter Burtnett. The wedding took place at Catawissa on Tuesday noon.

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June 11, 1925

Brady Snyder, city carrier on Route 1, met with a painful accident recently at his home on Mechanic street, while working about his chicken house, when in raising up he upset a jar of carbolic acid down his back, being very badly burned and suffering great pain.

Denzil King, who was a member of the graduating class in the medical department at Temple University, at Philadelphia, is home visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. L. King, before going to Reading, where he will become an intern in a hospital in that city.

June 13, 1935

Walter L. Main, one of the largest of American Circus Shows will exhibit for one day only in Muncy on June 22.

Died: Annie C. Ives, ages 82 years, a former Muncy resident, died at the home of her brother in Picture Rocks on June 12; Ralph S. Frey, 50, died June 10; Burton M. Dunlap, June 6; Tenie Cole, 65, Montoursville, June 8; Asentha Woodley, 71, died June 5.

The Luminary

June 15, 1950

70 years ago

Four Muncy Scouts, Sam Feigles, William Somerville, Harper Abbott and William Wallis, are among the selected groups of scouts from the PA district who will serve as cadre and guides at the national Boy Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge.

Two Muncy people, Susan Barlow and Keith Michael, this summer will be pursuing careers in summer theatre work in two different sections of the East.

Miss Martha Louise Mulligan, of Muncy, and Herbert Ritter, of Williamsport, were married on June 3. Miss Mary Louise Swisher, of Montgomery, and George E. Kramer, were united in marriage on June 9.

Births: A son born to Mr. and Mrs. William Drumm on June 6; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Warn, of Opps; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyer, Hughesville, daughter, June 7; A son to Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Crawford, Montgomery, June 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Turner, Jr., Muncy, June 10; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaiser, Montgomery, son, June 11; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harry May, Muncy, June 12.

At the Ritz: “Three Came Home”

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The Luminary

June 4, 1970

50 Years Ago

10 cents

Paula Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Montgomery, was valedictorian and winner of the Dewitt Bodine Scholarship to Lycoming college, and in addition won six other special awards. As valedictorian, she was one of three commencement speakers. The other two were salutatorian Miss Linda Wallis, and third honor winner Dale Secules. John Bruch III and Jeffrey Hill, members of Troop 21, received their Eagle Scout awards on May 27.

Eddie Ott was named winner of the Howard N. Ott memorial award for the outstanding athlete presented this year for the first time by the Muncy Adult Booster club. The club also picked Bill Kahler as the most improved athlete, and settled for a tie with Barry Stiger and Kenny Moore on the top-scholar athlete.

Harter’s Drug Store, a Muncy business institution for more than 100 years, is being sold by Edward B. McCuaig to Garry Burgard.

Died: Thomas C. Bird, 10-year old sons of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bird, Jr., of Muncy, died June 3; Ernest B. Turner, area native, died May 31; Gaylord W. Hartman, 84, Muncy, died May 30; James E. Neyhert, 79, one of the original founders of Ross and Jim’s Cafe.

At the Ritz: “Hello Down There”

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The Luminary

Wednesday, June 14, 1995

25 years ago

35 cents

Mr. Bruce Miller, a 1949 graduate of Muncy High School, was inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame last Friday evening at graduation ceremonies. Mr. Miller taught chemistry and physics at Muncy in the 1960’s and was assistant wrestling coach.

Stacy L. Feigles, a senior at Muncy Junior/Senior High School, will represent her school and community in the PA State Laurel Queen competition at the 54th PA State Laurel Festival in Wellsboro.

Natalie Miller, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller of Williamsport, won several awards at a state baton twirling competition held in Pittsburgh.

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Sherry Keyser Flayhart of State College to Jack Evans of Bellefonte on April 28.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fornwalt, Muncy, a son, June 5. Mother former is the former Tahnya K. Alexander.

Died: Clarence A. Goodenow, Muncy RR 5, 95, died June 11; Donald E. King, Sr., 43, Allenwood, died June 11.

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