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[Cara Landers]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Charlie Falls]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Claude Brown]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

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

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

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

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Elizabeth Johnson Falls]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Ella Falls]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Ella Falls and Nora Johnson]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Falls Reunion Portrait, Family by House]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Falls Reunion Portrait, Family in Field]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[The Griffin Homestead in West Texas]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]

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.
Date: May 3, 1920
Creator: Treasury Department, United States of America
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Jett Falls at Attention]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Jett Falls by a Tunnel]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Jett Falls Formal Portrait]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Joe Griffin]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Johnnie Falls]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Myrtle Falls and Mattie Mae Falls]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Newspaper Clippings Relating to Jett Falls Death]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Official Notice of Jett Falls Appointment to Corporal]

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.
Date: April 11, 1918
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Private Jett Falls by Public Walkway]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Private Jett Falls, Seated Portrait]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library