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[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]

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.
Date: March 7, 1919
Partner: Euless Public Library

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

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".
Date: 1919
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Portrait of Neal Wright at Home]

Description: Photograph of Neal Wright outside of his home in Gilmer, Texas. He is wearing overalls and has his hands on his hips. A child is kneeling behind a bush to the right. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph say: "Geo. Wright," "Neal Wright taken 1919 at Home, Gilmer, Texas," and "Son of Rober Washington Wright & Arcanie Gober, Mathias Neil Wright."
Date: 1919
Partner: Private Collection of Marie Bartholomew

[Postcard of Adolphus Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a large brick building with white accents connected to two smaller buildings through an annex on a busy roadway with cars and pedestrians. The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Tex."
Date: February 3, 1919
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Period Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a two story white house with a green roof, described as "Period Hotel and Annex, Mineral Wells, Texas." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie L. McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: February 13, 1919
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard to Mrs. Gus Lindner, February 4, 1919]

Description: Postcard to Mrs. Gus Lindner, discussing Mrs. Lindner and her family's wellness, as well as the sender's work as a substitute teacher. The front of the postcard features an illustration of a long path lined with small trees, part of a network of pathways through a green lawn. A man stands on the path, facing right, and holding his hand out for a dog who sits in front of him. There is a semi-circular flower bed behind the man, and a single agave plant in the lawn to the front and right of him. In the background, there is a white, one-story house with a short flight of steps leading up to a long front porch
Date: February 4, 1919
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Reminiscences of the Terry Rangers

Description: This book gives a description of the Civil War from the point of view of the Terry Rangers (8th Texas Cavalry Regiment). It is written in first-person, describing specific incidences, including the Woodsonville Skirmish, the Battle of Shiloh, the Battle of Bentonville, as well as other events and anecdotes. Index starts on page 77.
Date: 1919
Creator: Blackburn, J. K. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Some History of Van Zandt County, Volume 1

Description: This book gives an overview of the history of Van Zandt County starting with a discussion of the Louisiana Purchase and the early history of the area before the county was formed. The history includes excerpts from autobiographies, newspaper articles, government addresses and reports, as well as other sources to illustrate major historical events in the Van Zandt county. Index starts on page 215.
Date: 1919
Creator: Manning, Wentworth
Partner: UNT Libraries