100 Years ago in West Jefferson
July 19, 1912
Madison County Democrat — Miss Jennie O’Brien, deputy president, installed the following officers of the Coral Rebekah Lodge No. 222 last Monday night. Noble Grand, Josephine Green; Vice Grand, Miss Minnie Hoe; Warden, Alice Keyser; R.S.N.G., Bettie Quinn; L.S.N.G., Jennie Heath; R.S.B.G., Bertha Baer; L.S.V.G., Jessie Jackson; Chaplain, Ellen Borland; Conductor, Elta Pearce; Pianist, Eloise Sidner.
— Tye Wright and Miss Mary McManus, were married on Sunday at 2 p.m. At their home by Rev. McDaniels.
— Miss Anna Renner died at her home in Alton on Wednesday evening at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 3 days. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at that place, conducted the Rev. Jennie Linn.
— Members of the P.M.K. Club left on Wednesday for a two week’s outing at Buckeye Lake. They were chaperoned by Mrs. R. C. Millikin. The following young ladies were present: Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Missouri (Culp) Jones, Belle McCluskey, Frances High, Caroline Kuehner, Ethel Kelley, Florence Kelley and Alda Beers. (Missouri Jones was the granddaughter of Isaac Jones, founder of West Jefferson.)
The Madison Press, Feb. 16, 1953 — The Gillivan Women’s Society of Christian Service voted to send packages of miscellaneous clothing and other articles to Korea to be sent off at the earliest possible time. Mrs. Oleh Braithwaite and Mrs. Cecil Forrest were named chairmen of the committee.
— Mrs. George Brooke was hostess to the New Bridge Club, Wednesday evening. Prizes were presented to Mary Alice Rader, Betty Logan and Virginia Collins. Other members attending were: Polly Neeshan, Marjory Murray, Fay Coe and Lorna Boggs.
— Corporal and Mrs. Charles Long Jr., are home on leave. They are visiting at the homes of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Peterman. Charles will leave March 1 for duty in Puerto Rico.
— It was a very interesting meeting of the Player’s Club Tuesday evening, three new members were welcomed. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cunningham and Mr. John Canney. President Jack Shook, appointed committees for the annual Minstrel show to be presented the last of March.
— McKinney defeated the Columbus Fire Department Friday night 70 to 54. Pacing the scoring for McKinney’s were Lowe with 21 and Rice with 18. They lost to Dublin Wednesday night 69 to 50. Ater led the scoring with 14 and Kell with 12.
— The Women’s Christian Temperance Union will be entertained Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. William Campbell at two o’clock. Mrs. Ossie Boggs will conduct the program. Mrs. Herman Hopper will be the assistant hostess.