100 Years ago in West Jefferson
Feb. 28, 1913
Madison County Democrat — The revival meetings will begin at the First Baptist Church on Monday evening. It will be union services. Rev. Drumm will begin his revival meetings at Alton in a few days. (The Baptist and Methodist held joint revivals sometimes.)
— Mrs. E. W. Johnson very pleasantly entertained the ladies of the Domestic Science Club at her home on Heath Lane last Thursday afternoon. A good program was rendered, after which a lunch was served.
— The ladies of the First Baptist Church will hold a market at the church basement on Saturday afternoon, March 1, beginning at 2 o’clock.
— A very interesting program was rendered by the pupils of the West Jefferson public school last Friday afternoon. It was given in honor of Washington’s birthday.
— On last Wednesday afternoon the ladies of the First Baptist Church were entertained at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Woodrow, at which time a missionary society was organized to meet the first Wednesday of each month. Mrs. J. P. Crager was elected president; Mrs. Jacob Miller Jr., secretary. A lunch was served.
The Madison Press, July 16, 1953 — The West Jefferson Businessman’s Association and their guests tried out the new blacktop court at the athletic field, with an informal dance following a picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Parsons. Because of the wheat harvest attendance of members of the association for the picnic was cut down considerable, but the number for the dancing was augmented by many others, who went later.
— C. F. Kuehner, retired merchant of West Jefferson, is recovering at Mount Carmel Hospital, following two major operations. Mr. Kuehner who celebrated his 90th birthday, June 17, is one of West Jefferson’s oldest businessmen. He retired in 1952 after selling the business that had been in his family for 96 years, to Leigh F. Bradfield. (Charlie Kuehner’s building still stands on the northwest corner of West and Main streets.)
— The annual picnic of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union will be at the home of the president, Mrs. Oleh Braithwaite, on King Pike, Tuesday, July 21. Mrs. Auburn Braithwaite will be assistant hostess and Mrs. Carl Delong will lead the devotionals.
— Mrs. Elden Thompson, 81 Garfield Ave., very pleasantly entertained in honor of the fifth birthday of her daughter, Miriam Elaine. Among the guests were: Miss Thompson’s two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Bessie Lewis, of West Jefferson, and Mrs. Ella White, of Columbus.
— The official board of the Baptist Church discussed plans for the fall program at a meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred William. Of particular importance at present is the matter of re-decorating the church which the board hopes to be able to start about Sept. 1.