Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges October 09, 2008
48 Granville Rd
March 17, 1923
Miss S. Tate
Care Mrs. N. W. Ray
North Green St.
My dear Sue,
I was grateful for your letter, it lifted a load from my mind for I was full of apprehension
and dread much worse than the trouble which has been for years bad enough, fearful suffering,
bravely borne. For Luraney's death has been a great shock, and especially to Alice and Henry who
bore her in close affection. It has brought into my household a new anxiety for Alice takes on
so much and Henry has never recovered from the long strain of Mary's illness and death. They had
planned a little trip to Charleston to see the azaleas bloom, and I am urging them to go. They
both need the quiet which we never get at home. My brother Jack has been ill again, but is better.
Marie has been in the hospital had quite a serious time with tonsils and I am trying to push
*Hamilton into the same trouble, he has needed it so long. He always comes to me when his house
Bessie is in Raleigh for a long visit to her mother's who has now two homes, I suspect Raleigh
will claim her, most and longest. Bessie had sent her baggage to the station when a phone announced
the sudden death of her Uncle Locke. They have lately come here to live. She is practically alone.
A sister is here just now.
I thought I would not make time for a letter, yet here are two cards. Send me a line when I may
expect you. Don't mind about space; I have a little sewing room which will welcome you, if you
object to me as a room mate. It is always ready for the kids, the small bed may
you. My dearest
love to Laura, will write to her soon. She must come to see me before the weather gets hot.
Your loving friend,
Connie M. Jones
*Hamilton Chamberlain Jones, Atty. b. NC Sep 28, 1884 - Aug 10, 1957. Bur. Evergreen
Cemetery, Charlotte, NC; s/o Hamilton C. Jones
& Connie Myers Jones; h/o Bessie Erwin (b. Jul 11, 1891,
Burlington, NC) Children: William E. Jones, b. 1920; Elizabeth S. Jones, b. 1923;
Alice M. b. 1927. The 1910 Census
of Mecklenburg County, NC shows Cyrus Lee Hunter, 56; Mary Pickett, wife, 58; William M. Hunter, son,
M. Jones 59, sister-in-law, 59, wid; Hamilton C., nephew 25; & William M., nephew 18, all in same household.
Source: Census Recs, NC Death Certificate. Bridges
I've been thinking about you a lot, but have had either a mild case of "dire flues" or a very
deep cold and was unable to write. Am much better today and up, but no good as usual. I do hope
Mrs. Ray is over the worst and most of the pain and discomfort from the operation gone. Hope I'll
hear from you again on this afternoon train.
Robert Jr. still out of school, but may let him go to some classes tomorrow. Our preacher is
better and busy, busy all the time. His letter today was very bright not with standing the fact
that he hadn't been to sleep a minute Sunday night. Took twenty two members into his church on
Sunday, and ten made professions of faith after Sunday night's sermon.
Be sure and let me know when to meet you, and stay over with us as long as you can, 'cause we
all love you.
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