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Education doesn’t end with diploma

June 30, 2014
Olive Smith Stone , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

A recent notice of the death of Lucille Kessel, the widow of Carrol Kessel, brings memories of a neighbor in rural Jackson County whose knowledge of the use of the recent acquirement of electricity to carry sound and pictures intrigued his mind. After graduating from Ripley High School in the early 1900s, Carrol Kessel had no interest in becoming a farmer. The light bulb was a fairly new product. Correspondence courses were beginning to teach how to build crystal sets to receive sound and more complex sets were being evolved.



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