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[Sallie and Joe Griffin by an Automobile]

Description: A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband Joe Griffin standing in front of an early 1900s automobile on a dirt road. Sallie Griffin is wearing a fur-trimmed full length coat, and Joe Griffin is wearing a casual, light-colored suit with a light-colored hat. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Sallie and Joe Griffin Formal Closeup]

Description: A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband, Joe Griffin. Both are dressed in formal wear. Sallie Griffin is wearing a striped dress with a darker turtleneck and has her hair tied neatly in a bun. Joe Griffin is wearing a dark overcoat and suit, with a white shirt and darker bow tie. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Sallie and Joe Griffin in the Snow]

Description: A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband Joe Griffin standing in the snow. Sallie Griffin is wearing a full length, fur-lined coat, a bonnet-style hat, and glasses. Joe Griffin is dressed in a casual light-colored suit, shirt, tie, and traditional hat, and is holding a snowball. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Sallie and Joe Griffin on a Ranch]

Description: A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband Joe Griffin standing in front of a ranch house. Joe Griffin is standing next to a horse drawn carriage and is wearing a dark suit, light shirt, tie, and traditional hat. Sallie Griffin is to his right and is wearing a light blouse with a dark full length skirt. A small dog is standing beside her. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Sallie and Joe Griffin Wedding Photograph]

Description: A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband, Joe Griffin. This photograph was taken at their wedding. Sallie Griffin is wearing a full length white dress and has her hair tied back into a bun. Joe Griffin is seated, and is wearing a dark formal suit and shoes, with a white shirt and black bow tie. Sallie is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Sallie and Joe Griffin with Walter Falls]

Description: A photograph of Sallie (Sarah Ruth Falls) and her husband Joe Griffin with Walter Falls (on right). Sallie Griffin is wearing a white checkered coat. Joe Griffin is wearing what appears to be a dark-colored work uniform of an unidentified company. Walter Falls is wearing a dark overcoat, light pants, dark tie, and a fedora-style hat with a dark band around the middle. All three individuals are standing in front of an early 1900s automobile. Sallie and Walter Falls are relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Sarah Elizabeth Johnson and Soloman Falls and Children]

Description: A photograph of Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth Johnson) and her husband Soloman, and their three oldest children (pictured from left to right) Bruce Falls, Sally Falls, and Eller Falls. Soloman and Elizabeth Falls appear to be dressed in dark colored casual wear; whereas their children are dressed in light colored play outfits. Soloman and Elizabeth Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Soloman and Elizabeth Falls Family Portrait]

Description: A photograph of Soloman and Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth Johnson) Falls in a traditional portrait pose. Elizabeth Falls is standing to the left of her husband and is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt, held at the waist with a black belt. Soloman Falls is seated, and is wearing a light colored casual suit, white shirt, and a black hat. The Falls are positioned in front of a screen painted to resemble a garden scene. Soloman and Elizabeth Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Soloman and Elizabeth Falls with Grandson Wallace Smith]

Description: A photograph of Soloman and Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth Johnson) Falls standing in front of their home in Paris, Texas. Their grandson, Wallace Smith is dressed in a white shirt with a dark cloth hat positioned on his head. He is sitting on a horse which is being held by Elizabeth Falls, who is wearing a casual white dress. Soloman Falls is standing to the right of his wife and grandson, and is wearing a light shirt, dark pants, and dark hat. He is holding the reigns of a horse standing to his right. Soloman and Elizabeth Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Soloman and Sarah Falls with Wallace Smith]

Description: A photograph of Soloman and Sarah (Elizabeth Johnson) Falls with their grandson, Wallace Smith. They are standing on the porch outside of a house in Paris, Texas. Wallace Smith is dressed in a dark hat, light shirt, and dark pants and appears to be barefoot. Elizabeth Falls is wearing a light colored dress, and Soloman Falls is wearing a dark hat, white shirt, and casual dark colored pants. Soloman and Sarah Falls are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Soloman Falls Group Photograph]

Description: A photograph of Soloman Falls (on the extreme right) and four other unidentified individuals (three women and one young man) standing in front of an automobile. Soloman Falls is dressed in a black hat, white shirt, and dark pants. The other individuals appear to be dressed as if ready to attend an event, with fashionables dresses and fur-lined coats displayed on the women and a dress shirt and pants on the remaining man. Soloman Falls is the father of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Walter Falls and Maud Falls]

Description: A photograph of Walter Falls and Mrs. Maud Falls (wife of Charlie Falls) sitting in front of a small river. Walter Falls is wearing a fedora style light colored hat with a darker band, a casual white jacket, and darker pants. Maud Falls is wearing a white dress. Both individuals are relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. Text on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer and printing company.
Date: unknown

[Walter Falls by a Lake]

Description: A photograph of Walter Falls. He is dressed in a dark suit, pants, and shoes, and is wearing a white hat. He appears to be standing on the bank of a river or lake, looking towards the water. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fox Tone Printing

[Walter Falls by an Automobile]

Description: A photograph of Walter Falls. He is dressed in a black overcoat, white pants, and dark shoes. He is wearing a white fedora style hat with a small dark band around the middle of it. He is opening the door to an early 1900s automobile. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Walter Falls, Seated]

Description: A photograph of Walter Falls. He is wearing a dark suit with black dress pants and shoes, and a white shirt underneath. He appears to be holding his hat in his hands and is positioned in front of a screen painted to resemble a formal living room. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Walter Falls, Standing]

Description: A photograph of Walter Falls. He is dressed in a casual dark suit with black dress pants and shoes, and a light colored shirt and tie set underneath. He is wearing a fedora style hat with a black band around the middle. He appears to be standing next to a beam of some sort, possibly part of an amusement ride. Walter Falls is a relative of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[Western Union Telegram to Soloman Falls]

Description: A telegram sent from Washington D.C. to Mr. Soloman Falls, to inform him of his son Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Fall's death in France on November 6th. The telegram features the words Western Union Telegram along with the company's logo of the globe surrounded by the words "Western Union" at the top center, with standard telegram form information to either side (i.e. blanks available to complete with sender and receiver information). None of the blank spaces have been completed. Below this writing, the message reads: "No 3, CK 24 Government, Washington, D.C. 514 PM 5th" -- "Mr. Soloman Falls Roxton, Texas" -- "Deeply regret to inform you that Corporal Jett Falls Inf is officially reported as killed in Action November Sixth" -- "Harris the Adjt. -- 8.48 PM"
Date: unknown

[Will Smith with Walter, Charlie, and Bruce Falls]

Description: A photograph of 13 individuals. Only those kneeling in the front row are identified (from left to right) as Will Smith, Walter Falls, Charlie Falls, and Bruce Falls. Each of the men is wearing a white shirt with black pants. This photograph may have been produced at the Falls family reunion. The individuals named are relatives of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown

[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

[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

[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