100 years ago in West Jefferson
Feb. 2, 1912
Madison County Democrat — The members of the school board have elected Miss Ethel Foote, of Columbus, to fill out the year, by the resignation of Miss Edith Headley.
— The Married Ladies’ Thimble Club was entertained at the home of Mrs. T. C. Gregg last Wednesday afternoon. A delightful lunch was served. (The Greggs lived at 204 W. Main St.)
— Mrs. Sam Feder will entertain the ladies of the Aid Society of the Lutheran Church this Tuesday, all day.
— After two weeks closed, the churches opened up Sunday and the West Jefferson High School opened on Monday. They were closed on account of the small pox scare.
— The weather clerk has surely given us enough zero weather and the supply does not seem to be exhausted. The weather clerk did give the ground hog a decent day for his outing. Sunshine on Candlemas Day maybe be an indication, prognostication of six weeks of winter weather, but the writer killed a ground hog after he had seen his shadow. This animal was running in the woods gathering leaves for his den in a hollow tree, so the shadow theory is a fake.
— Miss American Brake (Allerton) spent last Saturday with friends in Columbus.
— Mrs. Lewis, mother of Miss Bessie Lewis, is quite sick of pneumonia.
The Madison Press, Sept. 22, 1952 — Major Robert E. Gibbs, on military leave from his civilian post as an attorney for the Farm Bureau Cooperative Association in Columbus is currently playing an important role in the Air Force’s complex buying process at Wright-Patterson AFB. Since his recall to active duty in April of 1951, Major Gibbs has been assigned to the Air Material Command headquarters there. A native of St. Paris, Ohio, Major Gibbs is a graduate of O.S.U. law school. During World War II he served with the Army in Alaska and various bases in the U.S. Major Gibbs who lives at 116 E. Main St. in West Jefferson will return to his private practice when he completes his present tour of duty in January.
— Mr. and Mrs. James Strain observed their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday with a reunion and dinner at their home on the London Road. They were married Sept. 16, 1901 in West Jefferson by Father M. A. Heinz. They have spent the greater part of their lives here.
— Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lilly, arrived from Manila, Philippine Islands on Sept. 7 for a visit with Mr. Morris’ parents Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Lilly at Lilly Chapel. Mr. Lilly has been attached to the U.S. Embassy at Manila and has been transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. They plan to reach their new post by the first of November.