Letter 43a
Contributed by Kathleen Haynes      Contact Myrtle Bridges     June 10, 2008

A. N. SAMPLE, Prop'r.

 					Chester, S. C. July 15, 1902

Mrs. L. P. Ray
Morganton, NC

My dear Mrs. Ray,
	Miss Wilhelmina has doubtless already explained to you as I requested her to do, why it 
seemed to me very necessary that I should be in Clinton [SC] this week. She has possibly 
also told you that had I known of the date of the operation and of your wish for my presence 
while you sister and my very dear and respected friend was undergoing it, I might have, but 
that I should write you this which I could not have presumed to do unless Miss Wilhelmina 
had told me what she did about your state of mind on the subject, lest you should think my 
visit to Clinton other than necessary.
					Very Sincerely Yours
					Thornwell Jacobs

NOTE: Research shows Thornwell Jacobs was the 4th son of Wm. P. Jacobs (b1842) who in 1900 was 
a clergyman and teacher at Thornwell Orphanage in Hunter, Laurens County, SC.  By 1902 Thornwell 
himself, was a clergyman, and in 1922 he would be an educator living in Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia. 

In April 1922, Thornwell Jacobs and his wife applied for a passport to Europe. His date of birth is 
shown as February 15, 1877 in Clinton, SC. He is described as 45 yrs of age, 5'9", high forehead, 
blue-grey eyes, straight nose, small mouth, round chin, brown hair, medium complexion, oval face, 
and a mole on the right side of his face. His passport picture shows a very handsome young man. 
Thornwell's wife Maude K. is traveling to Europe with him. Source: M. Bridges / Census Recs / Immigration Recs

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