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[Cara Landers]
A small photograph of Cara Landers. She is wearing a white dress with lace at the sleeves. Text written on the back of the photograph identifies this individual as "one of the Hunt girls". A relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3219/
[Charlie Falls]
A photograph of Charlie Falls. He is wearing glasses, and a black sweater with a light colored shirt and tie underneath. He is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3212/
[Claude Brown]
A photograph of Claude Brown as a baby, sitting in a small chair and wearing a white baby dress. Claude Brown is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3218/
[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, back page]
A page from an unidentified document containing the portraits of 40 soldiers from the Company E. 359th Infantry division. These soldiers are displayed from the shoulders upward and appear to be wearing traditional WWI military uniforms. Many are posing as if at attention; however, some are smiling. Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls belonged to this infantry division until his death in 1918. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3178/
[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, front page]
A page from an unidentified document containing the portraits of 40 soldiers from the Company E. 359th Infantry division. These soldiers are displayed from the shoulders upward and appear to be wearing traditional WWI military uniforms. Many are posing as if at attention; however, some are smiling. Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls is featured on the fourth row and is the second portrait from the right, identified by the number 31. He is wearing a light colored military uniform and is posing as if at attention. Text below the portraits documents each soldier's name. Private Jett Falls name is listed in the second column, eleventh from the top, and his number is circled. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3179/
[Elizabeth Johnson Falls]
A photograph of a woman identified by Myrtle Falls as Elizabeth Johnson Falls. Accompanying text indicated that this individual may also be Alice (Hunt) Hind. The woman is seated, and is wearing a striped dress tied at the neck with a light-colored ribbon. She is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3217/
[Ella Falls]
A photograph of Ella Falls. She is wearing a light colored dress and has her hair neatly tied back into a bun. She is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3213/
[Ella Falls and Nora Johnson]
A photograph of Ella Falls (left) and Nora Johnson (right). Both individuals are dressed in light colored gowns and have adopted a relaxed manner for the photograph. Both women are relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3215/
[Falls Reunion Portrait, Family by House]
A photograph of the Falls family reunion. The first three individuals on the extreme left are identified, the remaining five are unknown. From left to right, they are Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth Johnson) Falls, Soloman Falls, and "Little Tommy Falls". The foreground features the eight subjects of the family portrait, while the background features a small house and a group of children watching from the doorway. The reunion occurred in Paris, Texas. Elizabeth and Soloman Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3199/
[Falls Reunion Portrait, Family in Field]
A photograph of the Falls family reunion. There are 13 total unidentified Falls family members, and all are dressed in formal wear. They are standing in a cleared field, with trees in the background. Most, if not all, individuals are assumed to be relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3208/
[The Griffin Homestead in West Texas]
A photograph of the Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and Joe Griffin homestead in West Texas. The homestead appears to be a small rancher with a wooden door. A tractor is situated several feet from the building. Text on the back of the photograph identifies the area as "Palasky", TX. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3200/
[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3185/
[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3176/
[Jett Falls at Attention]
A photograph of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. He is dressed in a military attire suit featuring a dark, buttoned overcoat, dark pants, and lighter knee-high boots. He is standing sharply at attention. His rank is unknown, and may be either Private or Coporal at the time of this photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3190/
[Jett Falls by a Tunnel]
A photograph of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls standing by what appears to be a tunnel carved through a stone structure. Jett Falls is standing at attention and dressed in formal military attire. He is wearing a wide-brimmed soldier's hat, a dark, buttoned overcoat, dark pants, and lighter knee-high boots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3189/
[Jett Falls Formal Portrait]
A photograph of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls, seated in a chair in a traditional portrait pose. He is wearing a dress suit and pants with buttoned shoes. A light shirt and black tie decorated with lighter circles completes the formal portrait look. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3192/
[Joe Griffin]
A photograph of Joe Griffin, the husband of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) in traditional portrait pose. He is wearing a black suit and bow tie, and a white dress shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3203/
[Johnnie Falls]
A photograph of Johnnie Falls dressed in a traditional portrait pose. He is dressed in a dark suit and coat, light shirt, and plaid bowtie. Words beneath the picture identify the photographer as S. Lynn and the place of photograph creation as Paris, Texas. The name Johnnie Falls is handwritten on the back of the photograph. Johnnie Falls is also known as Jett or Jetty Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3220/
[Letter Informing Soloman Falls of Jett Fall's Death]
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". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3186/
[Myrtle Falls and Mattie Mae Falls]
A photograph of six individuals, two of which are named by accompanying documentation. The girl on the extreme right is Mattie Mae Falls and the woman to her left (standing between Mattie and the other child) is Myrtle Falls. All individuals are dressed in white, formal dresses. Mattie Mae Falls is wearing a large white bow at the neck of her dress, while Myrtle Falls wears a set of light-rimmed glasses. The two named individuals are relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3214/
[Newspaper Clippings Relating to Jett Falls Death]
A collection of five newspaper clippings relating to the death of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. The leftmost clipping describes his enlistment in the armed forces and his subsequent assignment to the 359th Infantry division, during which he was killed in action. The middle two clippings feature a poem written "In Memorium" for Jett Falls and a "Card of Thanks" written by his parents to those who attended his funeral. The rightmost clippings describe Jett Falls and his funeral in detail. The bottom clipping was removed from "The Globe and Commercial Advertiser" of New York on Tuesday, December 17, 1918 and features a list of the names of Corporals who were recently killed. Jett Falls appears sixth from the top on the list, with a small black "x" drawn to the right of his name. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3177/
[Official Notice of Jett Falls Appointment to Corporal]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3187/
[Private Jett Falls by Public Walkway]
A photograph of Private Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls standing on steps carved from rock on a public walkway, with several unidentified individuals walking behind him. Jett Falls is dressed in full military uniform: a dark overcoat, pants, and knee-high boots. His wide-brimmed, military hat hides most of his facial features. The women behind him are dressed in formal outfits. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3191/
[Private Jett Falls, Seated Portrait]
A photograph of Private Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls sitting in a chair, dressed in his military outfit. The outfit features a wide-brimmed hat, dark coat and pants, and white knee-high boots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3193/
[Sallie and Joe Griffin by an Automobile]
A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband Joe Griffin standing in front of an early 1900s automobile on a dirt road. Sallie Griffin is wearing a fur-trimmed full length coat, and Joe Griffin is wearing a casual, light-colored suit with a light-colored hat. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3207/
[Sallie and Joe Griffin Formal Closeup]
A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband, Joe Griffin. Both are dressed in formal wear. Sallie Griffin is wearing a striped dress with a darker turtleneck and has her hair tied neatly in a bun. Joe Griffin is wearing a dark overcoat and suit, with a white shirt and darker bow tie. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3202/
[Sallie and Joe Griffin in the Snow]
A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband Joe Griffin standing in the snow. Sallie Griffin is wearing a full length, fur-lined coat, a bonnet-style hat, and glasses. Joe Griffin is dressed in a casual light-colored suit, shirt, tie, and traditional hat, and is holding a snowball. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3206/
[Sallie and Joe Griffin on a Ranch]
A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband Joe Griffin standing in front of a ranch house. Joe Griffin is standing next to a horse drawn carriage and is wearing a dark suit, light shirt, tie, and traditional hat. Sallie Griffin is to his right and is wearing a light blouse with a dark full length skirt. A small dog is standing beside her. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3205/
[Sallie and Joe Griffin Wedding Photograph]
A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband, Joe Griffin. This photograph was taken at their wedding. Sallie Griffin is wearing a full length white dress and has her hair tied back into a bun. Joe Griffin is seated, and is wearing a dark formal suit and shoes, with a white shirt and black bow tie. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3201/
[Sallie and Joe Griffin with Walter Falls]
A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband Joe Griffin with Walter Falls (on right). Sallie Griffin is wearing a white checkered coat. Joe Griffin is wearing what appears to be a dark-colored work uniform of an unidentified company. Walter Falls is wearing a dark overcoat, light pants, dark tie, and a fedora-style hat with a dark band around the middle. All three individuals are standing in front of an early 1900s automobile. Sallie and Walter Falls are relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3204/
[Sarah Elizabeth Johnson and Soloman Falls and Children]
A photograph of Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth Johnson) and her husband Soloman, and their three oldest children (pictured from left to right) Bruce Falls, Sally Falls, and Eller Falls. Soloman and Elizabeth Falls appear to be dressed in dark colored casual wear; whereas their children are dressed in light colored play outfits. Soloman and Elizabeth Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3197/
[Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Falls and Soloman Falls on Porch]
A photograph of Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Falls (also known simply as Sarah Falls) and her husband, Soloman Falls, standing on the porch of a house. Both a dressed in light colored garments and are positioned behind a planter in which several varieties of plants are growing. Sarah and Soloman are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3216/
[Soloman and Elizabeth Falls Family Portrait]
A photograph of Soloman and Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth Johnson) Falls in a traditional portrait pose. Elizabeth Falls is standing to the left of her husband and is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt, held at the waist with a black belt. Soloman Falls is seated, and is wearing a light colored casual suit, white shirt, and a black hat. The Falls are positioned in front of a screen painted to resemble a garden scene. Soloman and Elizabeth Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3196/
[Soloman and Elizabeth Falls with Grandson Wallace Smith]
A photograph of Soloman and Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth Johnson) Falls standing in front of their home in Paris, Texas. Their grandson, Wallace Smith is dressed in a white shirt with a dark cloth hat positioned on his head. He is sitting on a horse which is being held by Elizabeth Falls, who is wearing a casual white dress. Soloman Falls is standing to the right of his wife and grandson, and is wearing a light shirt, dark pants, and dark hat. He is holding the reigns of a horse standing to his right. Soloman and Elizabeth Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3195/
[Soloman and Sarah Falls with Wallace Smith]
A photograph of Soloman and Sarah (Elizabeth Johnson) Falls with their grandson, Wallace Smith. They are standing on the porch outside of a house in Paris, Texas. Wallace Smith is dressed in a dark hat, light shirt, and dark pants and appears to be barefoot. Elizabeth Falls is wearing a light colored dress, and Soloman Falls is wearing a dark hat, white shirt, and casual dark colored pants. Soloman and Sarah Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3210/
[Soloman Falls Group Photograph]
A photograph of Soloman Falls (on the extreme right) and four other unidentified individuals (three women and one young man) standing in front of an automobile. Soloman Falls is dressed in a black hat, white shirt, and dark pants. The other individuals appear to be dressed as if ready to attend an event, with fashionables dresses and fur-lined coats displayed on the women and a dress shirt and pants on the remaining man. Soloman Falls is the father of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3209/
[Soloman Falls with Horses]
A photograph of Soloman Falls standing between two horses in a small forest clearing. He is dressed in a black hat, casual white shirt, and light colored pants. Soloman Falls is the father of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3211/
[Walter Falls and Maud Falls]
A photograph of Walter Falls and Mrs. Maud Falls (wife of Charlie Falls) sitting in front of a small river. Walter Falls is wearing a fedora style light colored hat with a darker band, a casual white jacket, and darker pants. Maud Falls is wearing a white dress. Both individuals are relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. Text on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer and printing company. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3194/
[Walter Falls by a Lake]
A photograph of Walter Falls. He is dressed in a dark suit, pants, and shoes, and is wearing a white hat. He appears to be standing on the bank of a river or lake, looking towards the water. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3181/
[Walter Falls by an Automobile]
A photograph of Walter Falls. He is dressed in a black overcoat, white pants, and dark shoes. He is wearing a white fedora style hat with a small dark band around the middle of it. He is opening the door to an early 1900s automobile. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3180/
[Walter Falls, Seated]
A photograph of Walter Falls. He is wearing a dark suit with black dress pants and shoes, and a white shirt underneath. He appears to be holding his hat in his hands and is positioned in front of a screen painted to resemble a formal living room. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3183/
[Walter Falls, Standing]
A photograph of Walter Falls. He is dressed in a casual dark suit with black dress pants and shoes, and a light colored shirt and tie set underneath. He is wearing a fedora style hat with a black band around the middle. He appears to be standing next to a beam of some sort, possibly part of an amusement ride. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3182/
[Walter Falls Standing by a Painting]
A photograph of Walter Falls. He is dressed in a dark overcoat with black dress pants and shoes, and is a wearing a hat and striped tie. He is standing in front of a large painting. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3184/
[Western Union Telegram to Soloman Falls]
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" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3188/
[Will Smith with Walter, Charlie, and Bruce Falls]
A photograph of 13 individuals. Only those kneeling in the front row are identified (from left to right) as Will Smith, Walter Falls, Charlie Falls, and Bruce Falls. Each of the men is wearing a white shirt with black pants. This photograph may have been produced at the Falls family reunion. The individuals named are relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3198/