100 years ago with Charlie Miller


Charlie Miller - Contributing Columnist



May 11, 1917

Madison County Democrat — The Domestic Science Club was entertained Thursday afternoon by Mrs. J. P. Crager. Mrs. Howard Sidner read a paper on “Where does your boy play!” Miss Mae High read an interesting biography of “Jane Adams.” Mrs. Jacob Miller read an article on the woman’s part in war preparedness. Mother, home and heaven was the subject of a reading by Dr. Olney. Music was furnished by Marjorie Pence and Clara Baber.

• Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Geyer on Monday, a son at their home one and one-half miles north of this place. (This would have been Gerald Geyer.)

• The Men’s Bible Class of the M. E. Church, West Jefferson, held their monthly social meeting at the home of Columbus Huddle on the Middle Pike, Tuesday evening. Fifteen members were present. The program for the evening’s entertainment was furnished by the members of the Huddle family and a portion of the class.

• No one should have gray hair — Nobody likes to use dangerous, dirty, stick dyes, but no one wants to have gray hair. If your hair is gray all over or just getting gray or streaked with gray — or if it is faded out — simply get a bottle of Q-Ban Hair Color Restorer. This is a harmless liquid, all ready to use. Q-Ban is not a patent medicine, not a dye, it’s work is certain, safe and permanent. Only 50 cent at all good drug stores or write Hessig-Ellis Drug Co., Memphis, Tenn.

Part II

The Madison Press — July 2, 1956 — Those of the High School Youth Group of the Methodist Church who will leave Sunday to attend Youth Camp at Lake St. Mary are: Dick Williams, Brian Blauser, Denny Stratton and Bill Pfeil.

• Announcement is made of the wedding of Joan Rossman and Lee Holland which took place at the Methodist Church, Friday evening, June 15. The seven o’clock candlelight ceremony was performed by the Reverend Robert Meredith. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Holland, brother and sister-in-law of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Clymer of Columbus. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Holland. The newlyweds are residing with his parents on Heath Street.

• The members of the Circle V of the West Jefferson Methodist Church Woman’s Society of Christian Service and their children enjoyed a picnic dinner, Thursday, June 27 at the home of Mrs. Marlyn Fettrow, Darby Crest. A business meeting was held and opened with praying the Lord’s Prayer.

• Mrs. Mary McElroy and her sister Mrs. Ella Groves and family of Springfield left Saturday for a week of vacation at Burr Oak, Michigan, a summer resort.

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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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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