Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges April 08, 2011
Chapel Hill, N.C.
October 17th, 1908
My Dear Irene,
Your most welcome letter was received yesterday, and you can't imagine how glad I was to hear from you. It seems such a long
time be-tween letters. I always go to the Post Office every day, but it seems very foolish to go.
I am sorry Bess will not go up to see you all. Guess Sue and Aunt Claude will have a fine time at Goldsboro.
Our foot ball team played Davidson in Wilmington to day. Very few students went to the game. We had a continuous report.
Every one here were satisfied to tie Davidson this year. I was very much afraid we were (pg2) going to be defeated. The score
was nothing to nothing. Davidson made two touch downs, but they were not legal. I do hope we will win the game from Virginia.
Don went to the Raleigh Fair I have not see[n] him to hear about his trip. He o[f] course saw a little more than any one else.
I meet *Sid McAden's brother to day. I don't' know what his first name is. He wanted to know how all of you girls were. He
seems to be a very nice boy. **Cousin Julia Manning has another son / James in college.
Guess Addie will have a fine time at the wedding. So you say Mort and Walter are giving the Misses Erwins a rush. "Baby" is
going to school. I (pg3) guess cousin Will and the boys will send him off to school soon.
I wish you would ask Frank to send me a check to get a suit of clothes and shoes.
I will write again when I can learn some news. It has been just like spring over the past two days. The leaves are falling
and I think cold weather will soon be here. With lots of love for you all.
*Sid [ney] b. Sept 1887 is the son of Sallie Jenkins McAden (b. Jan 1855, NC), wife of John H. McAden (b. Feb. 1835-1840, NC, Pres. Nat. Bank
1880) enumerated in 1900 Census of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC.
**Julia Manning was the d/o Mrs. Cain or Julia Elizabeth Tate (Death certificate: June 3, 1844, Cherokee Co., NC - Aug 15, 1917, Wake Co., NC
of old age. Julia E. was d/o Dr. Tate of Cherokee Co., NC, mother unknown. Informant, J. S. Manning of 715 N. Blount St. Raleigh, NC. Julia E.
was the widow of Dr. James Cain (Sep 1828 - c 1900). Married 1855.
Children: Mary b 1856; James b. 1858; Bessie b. 1860; Sterling b. 1862; Julia Cain b. 1864, w/o James. S. Manning (Enumerated in Durham Ward 1,
Durham, NC, 1910 Census with six children.); Susan b. 1866 and Annie Cain b. 1868. This family was enumerated in Orange Co., Little River, NC
during 1870-1880 Census.
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