100 Years ago in West Jefferson
Oct. 4, 1912
Madison County Democrat — West Jefferson news for Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 is missing from the Democrat.
The Madison Press, April 30, 1953 — Pvt. Carl Ingles who has been with the 37th Infantry Division, Field Artillery at Camp Polk, Louisiana, since last December, left by plane Sunday for Fort Lewis, Washington, after a two weeks’ furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ingles, West Jefferson, R.R. From there he expects to leave for the Far East. Other guests at the Ingles’ home were his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Richendollar and their son Stephen, of Cleveland.
— Lt. George Ely, who has been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, was the guest for a few days of his parents, the Reverend and Mrs. George W. Ely. Lt. Ely was en route to Scott Air Field, St. Louis, Missouri, where he will be in training for personnel officer for the next five or six weeks.
— William “Bill” Wanzel, long time tavern operator in West Jefferson, who died April 18 made public bequests in his will which are of interests locally. To the Madison County Unit of the American Cancer Society, he left $1,000; to each the Methodist and Sts. Simon and Jude Church, he left $500; to Harold B. Rader his undivided one half interest in a property in West Palm Beach, Florida. The remainder of his estate he left to his sister, Mrs. Rose Edwards, Texas Hotel, Rangley Prairie, British Columbia. Harold B. Rader was named executor.
— Mrs. Kathryn Long left by plane Saturday, April 25, for Puerto Rico to join her husband, A-2/C, Charles Long who is stationed at an Air Force Base there.
— Don Long, West Jeff High School’s, ace pitcher gave up only three hits here Tuesday, to defeat Plain City High’s baseball outfit 3 to 2. For the first time in four years. Dave Holland, Long’s battery mate, paced the team with 2 hits and Ray McGuire knocked home the winning run in the last of the sixth inning.
— A-2/C Charles Peterman has returned to his station at the Otis Air Force Base in Massachusetts after a 15 day furlough with his wife and son. He also spent some time with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Peterman of West Jefferson.
— Mrs. James Hockenbery entertained the Past Noble Grand Society of the Coral Rebekah Lodge No. 222, of West Jefferson, with a “Come As You Are” party at her home on April 28 with 11 members and four visitors present. The following Past Noble Grands attended: Mrs. Albert Hockenbery, Mrs. Evans Elliott, Mrs. Merwin Bidwell, Mrs. Richard Hockenbery, Mrs. Harold Siebold, Mrs. Glen Robinson, Mrs. Snyder Morgan, Mrs. Albert Engle, Mrs. Orville Rings and Mrs. Donald Elliott. Visitors were: Mrs. Auburn Braithwaite, Mrs. John C. Kessler, Mrs. Charles Clark and Mrs. Kenneth Olney.