100 Years ago in West Jefferson
Aug. 30, 1912
Madison County Democrat — John Morrisey and Miss Mary Ryan were married on Wednesday morning by Rev. Father Ward.
— Swan A. Gregg of Charleston, West Virginia, has been visiting at the home of T. C. Gregg and wife of 204 W. Main St., and other relatives for two weeks. (Your writer was born in this house.)
— James Chambers was the guest of Columbus friends on Saturday. (James Chambers was the grandfather of Ellis (Doc) Chambers, and a Civil War veteran.)
— It is now understood that our officials are our servants and not our masters. The adoption of the judicial amendment is one of the best things accomplished, as it will require four men to hang a jury, and there will be no limit to the amount of damage from corporations, in railway accidents as it will be almost impossible to have a hung jury. The only amendment that was successful was license. This will make bootleggers thicker than flies where there are saloons established, as the saloonist will be afraid to sell to the drunkard and boys under age, and they will naturally be obliged to patronize the bootlegger. The well dressed tippler, who has not drawn a sober breath for years, can go in and get his drink whilst the ragged, rum-soaked wretch must rely upon the bootlegger for his supply of villainous whiskey, costing about 15 cents per gallon and retailing for $6 per gallon.
The Madison Press, April 6, 1953 — Mrs. Grover Burell of West Jefferson, received a check for $10 from the Columbus Dispatch for the best household hint sent to the Penny Oliver Household Hint contest for the week of March 26.
— Superintendent and Mrs. Dale Porter entertained recently with a farewell party honoring Mrs. Louise Cullar, who has resigned as teacher of the home economics class. Mrs. Lewis Overturf has accepted the position to finish out the year. Attending the party were: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Deacon, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cochran, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Coe, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Overturf, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gueth, Mrs. William Kennedy, Mrs. Rebecca Merrick, Miss Mary Mooney, Miss Polly Cochran, Keith Lynn, Walter Richmond, the honored guest and her husband, Harold Cullar.
— An Easter program was presented Thursday afternoon by the members of the Y-Teens and the Hi-Y under the direction of Mrs. Mary Jo Kennedy. The program included “Call to Worship,” by Gary Hay; songs by the assembly and Jo Ann McDaniels, Jerry Chambers and Sarah Kile. Also included was a song by Pat McDaniels. Anna Mae Ferguson, pianist, played for the singing.
— The post-Easter dance being planned by Sts. Simon and Jude Church, will be held Saturday, April 11, at the township hall. The committee in charge is composed of Miss Ruth Murray, Mrs. Bernard Ryan, Mrs. Arthur Cunningham, Mrs. Marjorie Murray, Bill Voss and Lawson Collins. The Sunset Serenaders will furnish the music. The public is invited.