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

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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 ...

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Creator: Unknown. 1919.

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This letter is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and one other and was provided by Euless Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1698 times , with 48 in the last month . More information about this letter can be viewed below.

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The Euless Public Library contributes photographs and letters to the Texas History Collection that include a photograph of the WWI soldiers from Company E. 359th Division, and photos from the Falls family of Roxton.

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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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Texas History Collection

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World War One Collection

The World War One Collection contains materials that focus on the World War I era, 1914-1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the era, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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  • 1919

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • June 10, 2005, 3:46 p.m.

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  • May 22, 2014, 11:03 a.m.

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[Letter Informing Soloman Falls of Jett Fall's Death], letter, 1919; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3186/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Euless Public Library.