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 Resource Type: Letter
 Collection: Texas History Collection
Irving Near Dallas

Irving Near Dallas

Date: c. 1908
Creator: Irving Board of Trade
Description: Advertisement from the Irving Board of Trade, enticing farmers to move to Irving, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
[Letter to William Murrell regarding taxes, October 3, 1862]

[Letter to William Murrell regarding taxes, October 3, 1862]

Date: October 3, 1862
Creator: Hicks, E.B.
Description: Letter from tax assessor E.B. Hicks to William Murrell. Taxes of $32.72 assessed on 27 slaves and 17 horses.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Thompson, Giles
Description: Letter to a "cousin" from J. Thompson and Giles Thompson, introducing William Murrell and discussing acceptable terms for a loan to Murrell with slaves as collateral.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
[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
[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
[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
[Western Union Telegram to Soloman Falls]

[Western Union Telegram to Soloman Falls]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A telegram sent from Washington D.C. to Mr. Soloman Falls, to inform him of his son Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Fall's death in France on November 6th. The telegram features the words Western Union Telegram along with the company's logo of the globe surrounded by the words "Western Union" at the top center, with standard telegram form information to either side (i.e. blanks available to complete with sender and receiver information). None of the blank spaces have been completed. Below this writing, the message reads: "No 3, CK 24 Government, Washington, D.C. 514 PM 5th" -- "Mr. Soloman Falls Roxton, Texas" -- "Deeply regret to inform you that Corporal Jett Falls Inf is officially reported as killed in Action November Sixth" -- "Harris the Adjt. -- 8.48 PM"
Contributing Partner: Euless Public Library
[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
[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

Date: November 28, 1859
Creator: Ward, Thomas
Description: Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, regarding acceptable terms of sale for land in Cooke County Texas. Discusses abolition and the potential dissolution of the Union.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
[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
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