100 years ago with Charlie Miller


Charlie Miller - Contributing Columnist



Jan. 28, 1916

Madison County Democrat — The following officers were elected at the First Baptist Church, Sunday: Clerk, Quinn Bradley; treasurer, George Silver; trustees, Oscar Crager for 3 years, Early Prose for 2 years and Quinn Bradley for one year; pianists, Mrs. Woodrow and Ruth Major; committee on music, Mrs. Woodrow, Mrs. W. E. Booth and Nellie (Geyer) Hedrick.

• Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Gregg and Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Sidner have gone for a few weeks stay at Clear Water and Tampa, Florida.

• Albert Gregg has accepted a position as bookkeeper at the Commercial Bank.

• Quite a number of people from Gillivan attended the Farmers Institute in West Jefferson on Friday and Saturday.

• The Women’s Society of the First Baptist Church will meet at the home of Mrs. Edward W. Johnson next Wednesday afternoon.

• Bumps for bachelors are handed out by the Rev. H. M. O’Neil, of Ebensburg, Pa. Father O’Neil says that the bachelor is usually of little value to any community. They seldom accomplish much in life. Bachelors are not at the head of great governments or leaders in civic affairs. (That’s not quite true, West Jefferson’s second longest serving mayor, Horace Putnam was a bachelor.)

Part II

The Madison Press — Oct. 31, 1955 — Announcement has been received that Arline Geyer, West Jefferson, Ohio, has been accepted as a Junior Member of The Holstein-Frisian Association of America at Battleboro, Vermont. Over 20,000 young people in all 48 states have participated in the Junior Program since it was founded in 1923.

• The Past Noble Grand Council of the Coral Rebekah Lodge No. 222 was entertained at the home of Mrs. Merwin Bidwell. Mrs. Albert Engle gave an interesting account of her summer European tour. Canasta was played and prizes were given to Mrs. Donald Elliott, Mrs. Evans Elliott, Mrs. Richard Hockenbery and Mrs. Albert Engle.

• Mr. and Mrs. Monford Smith attended the Masonic Grand Lodge banquet at the Scioto Country Club on Oct. 30. At this meeting Mr. Smith was retired after three years of service as district deputy of the ninth district of the Masonic Order of Ohio.

• The Town and Country Club of the C.C.L. was entertained at the home of Mrs. Richard Warner with Mrs. Gene White as assistant hostess. In the absence of the president, Mrs. George Brook took charge of the business meeting.

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Charlie Miller

Contributing Columnist

Charlie Miller is the former mayor of West Jefferson and local historian. He has been writing West Jefferson 100 years ago off and on since 1976. He can be reached at Charlie_m_miller@yahoo.com.

Charlie Miller is the former mayor of West Jefferson and local historian. He has been writing West Jefferson 100 years ago off and on since 1976. He can be reached at Charlie_m_miller@yahoo.com.

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