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 Resource Type: Letter
 Collection: Texas History Collection
Letter from State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos

Letter from State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos

Date: March 30, 2001
Creator: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Description: Letter from State Senator of District 14 Gonzalo Barrientos, supporting First Baptist Church on its project to record their history as the oldest Baptist church for African- Americans.
Contributing Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum
Letter from Kirk Watson, Mayor of Austin

Letter from Kirk Watson, Mayor of Austin

Date: January 22, 2001
Creator: Kirk Watson
Description: Letter from Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, supporting Ernestine Thompson and First Baptist Church on its project to chronicle its 133 year past.
Contributing Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum
Letter from U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett

Letter from U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett

Date: January 22, 2001
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter to the Grant Review Committee in support of First Baptist Church from U.S. Representative Lloyd Daggett.
Contributing Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum
[Old Settler's Association of Grayson County Minutes, 1998 - 2005]

[Old Settler's Association of Grayson County Minutes, 1998 - 2005]

Date: 1998 - 2005
Creator: Old Settlers Association (Grayson County, Tex.)
Description: The Old Settlers Association minutes 1998-2005, includes minutes and accounts of the association.
Contributing Partner: Old Settler's Association of Grayson County
Letter from Governor George W. Bush

Letter from Governor George W. Bush

Date: April 3, 1997
Creator: Bush, George W.
Description: Letter congratulating First Baptist Church on its 130th Anniversary from Governor George W. Bush.
Contributing Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum
[Letter from D.H. Scott to Mrs. C.I. Scofield, July 26, 1921]

[Letter from D.H. Scott to Mrs. C.I. Scofield, July 26, 1921]

Date: July 26, 1921
Creator: Scott, David Howell
Description: Letter from D.H. Scott to Mrs. C.I Scofield with condolences on the death of her husband. Judge Scott comments on his 38 years of fellowship with C.I. Scofield.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards
[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]

[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]

Date: May 3, 1920
Creator: Treasury Department, United States of America
Description: A letter written Mr. Soloman Falls of Paris, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett -- Johnny, Jetty --- Falls) insurance benefits upon his death. The letter was issued by the Treasury Department on May 3rd, 1920 and details the amount paid by Mr. Soloman towards Jett Falls War Risk Insurance, and the amount owed to him upon his son's death. The amount owed was determined to be $65.16, and the letter states that future payments will occur in the amount of $57.50 each month. The letter is typed, and was written by R. H. Hallett, the Assistant Director in charge of Compensation and Insurance Claims Division.
Contributing Partner: Euless Public Library
[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]

[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]

Date: March 7, 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: This pamphlet describes the memorial service held by the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX to honor the soldiers from Lamar County who were killed during World War I. The front cover features text identifying the event to be held as a Home Service Memorial conducted by the American Red Cross "For the sons of Lamar County who have given their lives in service of their country" at the First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas on March 7th, 1919. The inside of the pamphlet contains a program guide to the memorial events, including a list of hymns to be sung and masses read, as well as an honor roll of the fallen soldiers for whom the memorial was conducted. Jett Falls name on the third page under the list of Honor Roll individuals, tenth from the top.
Contributing Partner: Euless Public Library
[Letter Informing Soloman Falls of Jett Fall's Death]

[Letter Informing Soloman Falls of Jett Fall's Death]

Date: 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: A letter addressed to Mr. S (Soloman) Falls in Roxton, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett Falls) death. The letter is appears to be a standard government-issued form with blank spaces available for personalization. The spaces on this form have been completed to show that "Jett Falls" was killed at the "Meuse-Verdun Sector" on "Nov. 5th". It expresses appropriate sentiments of loss and condolence and is signed by the Chaplain of the 359th division, M. M. Hoffman, Jr. A handwritten note at the bottom reads "He is buried in this sector with a number of his companions and has a cross at his grave".
Contributing Partner: Euless Public Library
[Official Notice of Jett Falls Appointment to Corporal]

[Official Notice of Jett Falls Appointment to Corporal]

Date: April 11, 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: A certificate issued by the Army of the United States of America to commemorate Private Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls' increase in rank from Private to Corporal. It is a standard WWI issued form with blank spaces available for personalization. This form was completed by a Lt. Colonel (his signature is unreadable) at Camp Travis, Texas on April 11th 1918. The remaining filled spaces detail the Private Jett Falls, Co. E 359th Infantry had been promoted to Corporal of that same division on March 27th 1918.
Contributing Partner: Euless Public Library
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