100 Years ago in West Jefferson
April 19, 1912
Madison County Democrat — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Davenport are the happy parents over the arrival of a son.
— Mrs. B.F. Hoe entertained the members of the Harmony Club at her home last Thursday afternoon. After the regular program was rendered a lunch was served. (Her home was the house at the corner of Lilly Chapel Road and Frey Avenue, owned by your writer.)
— The festive plowboy now goes from early dawn to dewy eve to prepare the soil for the planting of the seed. The glorious sunshine and pleasant western wind is soothing to him and his heart kindles with rapture, as he rapturously anticipates the game of baseball on next Sunday, when the home club will be victorious — in his opinion.
— Mrs. Florence D. Richards will tour Madison County for the W.C.T.U. during the week of April 22-28. She is considered by many to be the strongest woman speaker on the American lecture platform today. She has visited all of the states of the union, the provenances of Canada and nine nations. She will speak in West Jefferson the morning of April 28.
— We have been having ideal weather. The roads are getting in good condition, the grass is growing and all nature seems to be expanding, and spring is here.
— Steward Wood, of Bainbridge, paid a visit to the Democrat’s office on Monday, and gave a few selections on a violin that surely has some age. It was made in Berlin, Germany, in 1774, by Jacobus Stainer. It is therefore 128 years of age. It only weighs 9 ounces and possesses a clear and mellow tone.
The Madison Press, Nov. 13, 1952 — Members of the high school football team, jubilant following their 21 to 6 victory over Mt. Sterling last Friday evening, had further cause for rejoicing when they were invited to be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Parsons at a dinner in the school cafeteria, following the game. Also present were the cheerleaders, Keith Lynn the coach, and Mrs. Lynn, Clarence Gueth assistant coach, and Mrs. Gueth, and Dale Porter school Superintendent and Mrs. Porter.
— Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Coe, South West Street, have as their guest Mr. Coe’s mother, Mrs. Harry Coe, of Wintersville, Ohio. She will return to her home this weekend after a two weeks’ visit here.
— Oct. 20 — The Domestic Science Club held its meeting at the home of Mrs. James Timmons. Mrs. Jane Sidner presided at the business session. Mrs. Charles Miller announced that she has secured articles made by the bind and urged the sale of same. The speaker was Mr. William Gregg, who is associated with the Department of Social Administration of Public Works at Columbus. Mr. Gregg is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gregg of West Jefferson.
— A/3c Charles F. Peterman, Otis AFB, Falmouth, Mass., is spending a 12 day furlough with his wife, Carol Hedges Peterman, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Peterman. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Peterman have moved to a farm near Mt. Gilead, Ohio. Mrs. Peterman is the former Connie King.