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 Collection: Texas History Collection
[The Griffin Homestead in West Texas]

[The Griffin Homestead in West Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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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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[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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[Jett Falls at Attention]

[Jett Falls at Attention]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Jett Falls by a Tunnel]

[Jett Falls by a Tunnel]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Jett Falls Formal Portrait]

[Jett Falls Formal Portrait]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Joe Griffin]

[Joe Griffin]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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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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[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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[Myrtle Falls and Mattie Mae Falls]

[Myrtle Falls and Mattie Mae Falls]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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