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  • letter from C.C. Fulp District Passenger Agent for Southern Railway System to E.S. Hendren

    letter from C.C. Fulp District Passenger Agent for Southern Railway System to E.S. Hendren Superintendent of Surry County Schools concerning round trip travel by train from Winston Salem to Washington for Sue May Hendren; Sarah Graves; Nina Hoffman and Mary Margaret Hollingsworth
  • Class Prophecy for the Mount Airy High School Class of 1928

    Class Prophecy for the Mount Airy High School Class of 1928 written by Eugene T. Whitman
  • History of the Mount Airy High School Class of 1928

    History of the Mount Airy High School Class of 1928 written by Sue May Hendren; Historian
  • 1928 Mount Airy High School diploma with class list for Sue May Hendren

    1928 Mount Airy High School diploma for Sue May Hendren including class list with 33 graduates
  • photograph of Ernest Sherwood Hendren in his later years

    photograph of Ernest Sherwood Hendren in his later years from granddaughter Sherry Banner: Ernest Sherwood Hendren October 13, 1881 – January 21, 1976 “I don’t have much specific biographical information about my grandfather…He was a graduate of Wake Forest College and at some point in his work life, he was Superintendent of Schools for Surry County, NC as well as head of that county’s Civilian Conservation Corps. His nick-name among his peers was “The Professor.” He was a master checkers player, once playing (and I THINK, beating?) the world champion. He and his dear wife, my grandmother, Hattie Heeth Hendren, were long-time residents of Mount Airy living on Franklin Street. (The house is now gone.) His love for his wife was as deep and committed as any love I have ever witnessed. He was a true family man, a banjo player, a gardener, a bee-keeper, a story-teller… a joy to know and love.
  • photograph of Ernest Sherwood Hendren as a young man

    photograph of Ernest Sherwood Hendren as a young man from granddaughter Sherry Banner: Ernest Sherwood Hendren October 13, 1881 – January 21, 1976 “I don’t have much specific biographical information about my grandfather…He was a graduate of Wake Forest College and at some point in his work life, he was Superintendent of Schools for Surry County, NC as well as head of that county’s Civilian Conservation Corps. His nick-name among his peers was “The Professor.” He was a master checkers player, once playing (and I THINK, beating?) the world champion. He and his dear wife, my grandmother, Hattie Heeth Hendren, were long-time residents of Mount Airy living on Franklin Street. (The house is now gone.) His love for his wife was as deep and committed as any love I have ever witnessed. He was a true family man, a banjo player, a gardener, a bee-keeper, a story-teller… a joy to know and love.
  • photograph of Ernest Hendren with wife Hattie and their grown daughter Sue May

    photograph of Ernest Hendren with wife Hattie and their grown daughter Sue May from granddaughter/daughter Sherry Banner: Ernest Sherwood Hendren October 13, 1881 – January 21, 1976 “I don’t have much specific biographical information about my grandfather…He was a graduate of Wake Forest College and at some point in his work life, he was Superintendent of Schools for Surry County, NC as well as head of that county’s Civilian Conservation Corps. His nick-name among his peers was “The Professor.” He was a master checkers player, once playing (and I THINK, beating?) the world champion. He and his dear wife, my grandmother, Hattie Heeth Hendren, were long-time residents of Mount Airy living on Franklin Street. (The house is now gone.) His love for his wife was as deep and committed as any love I have ever witnessed. He was a true family man, a banjo player, a gardener, a bee-keeper, a story-teller… a joy to know and love. Sue May Hendren Banner February 13, 1913 – April 2, 1972 My mother was the oldest of three children, only two of whom survived to adulthood. My mother and one sister five years her junior had a younger brother who died in infancy. Sue May Hendren graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Womens College) in 1932. She taught high school English until her marriage to E.C. Banner and subsequent birth of three children. My mother returned to teaching in the early 1950s teaching 6th grade, followed y years of teaching high school English and/or French until her health began to fail in 1971. Sue May Hendren was a woman of substance; she was intelligent, loving, strong in her commitment to integrity. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed writing. As her daughter, I have often thought – had she chosen a different life’s path – she might have become an accomplished author and scholar
  • photograph of Sue May Hendren with first born

    photograph of Sue May Hendren with first born from daughter Sherry Banner: Sue May Hendren Banner February 13, 1913 – April 2, 1972 My mother was the oldest of three children, only two of whom survived to adulthood. My mother and one sister five years her junior had a younger brother who died in infancy. Sue May Hendren graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Womens College) in 1932. She taught high school English until her marriage to E.C. Banner and subsequent birth of three children. My mother returned to teaching in the early 1950s teaching 6th grade, followed y years of teaching high school English and/or French until her health began to fail in 1971. Sue May Hendren was a woman of substance; she was intelligent, loving, strong in her commitment to integrity. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed writing. As her daughter, I have often thought – had she chosen a different life’s path – she might have become an accomplished author and scholar
  • photograph of Ernest Hendren; wife Hattie and daughter Sue May

    photograph of Ernest Hendren; wife Hattie and daughter Sue May From granddaughter/daughter Sherry Banner: Ernest Sherwood Hendren October 13, 1881 – January 21, 1976 “I don’t have much specific biographical information about my grandfather…He was a graduate of Wake Forest College and at some point in his work life, he was Superintendent of Schools for Surry County, NC as well as head of that county’s Civilian Conservation Corps. His nick-name among his peers was “The Professor.” He was a master checkers player, once playing (and I THINK, beating?) the world champion. He and his dear wife, my grandmother, Hattie Heeth Hendren, were long-time residents of Mount Airy living on Franklin Street. (The house is now gone.) His love for his wife was as deep and committed as any love I have ever witnessed. He was a true family man, a banjo player, a gardener, a bee-keeper, a story-teller… a joy to know and love. Sue May Hendren Banner February 13, 1913 – April 2, 1972 My mother was the oldest of three children, only two of whom survived to adulthood. My mother and one sister five years her junior had a younger brother who died in infancy. Sue May Hendren graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Womens College) in 1932. She taught high school English until her marriage to E.C. Banner and subsequent birth of three children. My mother returned to teaching in the early 1950s teaching 6th grade, followed y years of teaching high school English and/or French until her health began to fail in 1971. Sue May Hendren was a woman of substance; she was intelligent, loving, strong in her commitment to integrity. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed writing. As her daughter, I have often thought – had she chosen a different life’s path – she might have become an accomplished author and scholar