Mother: Littrell, Lois Vianne (Bristow) - F 1849/06/09
Date of birth: 1877/11/04
Date of death: 1944/--/--
Spouse: Williams, Vinnie V. (Bristow) - F ----/--/-- - 1900/01/07 to ----/--/-- - Married in Burkesville, KY
A letter from Prentice to his brother, Samuel William, in Kentucky. P.M. BRISTOW, M.D. STANTON, TEXAS MAY 18, 1930 Dear Brother and Family; No doubt you will be surprised to get a letter from me but I am coming with one anyway. I am back at the office after a rather hard pull, and am making a living. We had planned to see you again this summer; but owing to the misfortune of having to be operated on, and it has left me in such a condition that I will not be able to stand the trip, we have been forced to give up the idea. I think under these conditions that you should come to Texas this summer and see what there is out here. The roads are fine and a camping trip will be really beneficial to you both, so why not take a few weeks off and rest and recuperate and you will go home feeling that you are far better off by having had a real vacation. You can let the boys look after things for you. You must remember that you only live once, and when you die you will leave it all here as none of it will go with you. It will be several weeks before my wound heals, and it has to be dressed daily. so I am compelled to stay around home. Hoping to hear from you soon I am as ever your same old Bud. Prentice P.S. I am sending you some letters you might be interested in. Office of J. E. BRISTOW OIL AND MINING OPERATOR 305 S. Bishop San Angelo, Texas April 17, 1930 Mr. P. M. Bristow Stanton, Texas Dear Sir: In reply to your letter, I will say that I feel like I am kin to all the world. Since seeing the fuss that was put up about my kidnapping in Mexico, I ahve a kindly feeling for everyone. I am happy to be loose, happy to receive your letter. I haven't the slightest douby that we are related. My father was Jackson Bristow who was born in Clinton County, Kentucky. I was born on the line between Kentucky and Tennessee in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. My father's father was Frank Bristow who was the son of Eleven Bristow. Eleven Bristow was born in Virginia, migrated to Kentucky in early days. We are of English descent, related to Joseph H. Bristow who was former Senator from Kansas and who has the history of the family tree as far back as the 16th century, but, I only know that we are descendents from an early English settlement in Virginia, then to Kentucky. My father came to the Indian Territory in 1884 and I was raised among the Indians and did not realize my danger in Mexico. Would like to visit you some day. I am a graduate on the University of Arkansas, Medical Department. I practiced medicine ten years. I was admitted to the Bar in Oklahoma in 1909. Held many offices in Oklahoma. Engaged in the oil business in 1916, now live at 305 South Bishop, San Angelo, Texas. Respectfully yours, J. E. Bristow Office of J. E. BRISTOW OIL AND MINING OPERATOR 305 S. BISHOP SAN ANGELO, TEXAS APRIL 25, 1930 Dr. P.M. Bristow Stanton, Texas Dear Doctor: I was glad to get your letter. I realize that you are the son of my Father's Cousin and I remember your father very well, although I was a very small child. He visited our home and I have the honor of being named after him. My first name is Jesse and my father's name was Jackson Bristow, who taught school at Lettered Oaks, Kentucky. I think your father either taught at the same place before him, or just after him. My Great Grandfather, who was also your Great Grandfather, I remember visited us once when I was just a very small child. He had what I thought to be a very fine walking cane. He gave this to my Grandfather, Frank Bristow, who lived at Willow Grove. I have some oil property up near Big Spring, Texas, and I am going up in a few days to look it over, and it will give me great pleasure to drive down to Stanton and have a visit with you. I have your identity perfectly fixed. Respectfully yours, J. E. Bristow
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