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 Language: English
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[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.
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[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.
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[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".
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[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.
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[Cara Landers]

[Cara Landers]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Claude Brown]

[Claude Brown]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, back page]

[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, back page]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, front page]

[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, front page]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Falls Reunion Portrait, Family by House]

[Falls Reunion Portrait, Family by House]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Johnnie Falls]

[Johnnie Falls]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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