100 years ago with Charlie Miller


Charlie Miller - Contributing Columnist



Feb. 16, 1917

Madison County Democrat — Dr. A. F. Green reports a new born son in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bridenstine, on the Georgesville Road, last Monday. (Doc Green was also mayor of West Jefferson 1914-1917.)

• The ladies of the Harmony Club were entertained at the home of Mrs. Dr. W. H. Smith on Thursday afternoon. After regular business of the meeting, a lunch was served.

• Cold weather aches follow exposure. Soothe and relieve them with Sloan’s Liniment, easy to apply, it quickly penetrates without rubbing. Cleaner than messy ointment it will treat pains, strains, bruises and stiff sore muscles, have Sloan’s Liniment handy. At all druggist, 25 cents, 50 cents and $1.

• It’s a well known fact, if you diet your stomach won’t bother you, but for goodness sake, how long are you going to last at that rate? Your body needs nourishment you must eat if you want strength. Help your stomach and it will help you. There is no need for after dinner distress after a meal. Those conditions are easily prevented at a very little cost. Ask your druggist for a small 25 cent package of Pepsinco. Pepsinco is a guaranteed remedy, so you can’t lose. Get a sample from the Neuro Pharmaceutical Company, Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Part II

The Madison Press — May 28, 1956 — The American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary will attend the Memorial Day Service at the First Baptist Church on May 30. This service will be followed by a parade at the noon hour accompanied by the West Jefferson High School Band, to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, where an address will be given by Rev. Robert Meredith.

• The Parent Teachers Organization held their last meeting of the school year, Monday evening, May 21. The musical program included several selections by a horn trio composed of Cheryl Baker, John Overturf and Richard Ellinger. Mrs. Gibboney presided at the business session. Officers were elected as follows: Mrs. Pauline Cullman, president; Mr. Gary Jainshig, vice president; Mrs. Mary Skeen, secretary, and Mrs. Martha Engle, treasurer.

• The Foster and Alder Cemetery, located on the East Pike four miles north of West Jefferson, has a newly erected memorial marker, through the interest of Mr. and Mrs. George Stephenson of West Jefferson. This cemetery is one of the oldest in Madison County. It was used as a burial ground as early as 1808. It contains the many graves of the early pioneers of the area. It contains the grave and monument of Jonathan Alder, the first white settler of Madison County.

• Mr. Bobby Dutcher will present a dance revue at the high school auditorium, June 7. His pupils are from London, Lily Chapel and West Jefferson. The proceeds of the admission will go to the Parent Teacher Organization.

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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.