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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Falls and Soloman Falls on Porch]

Description: A photograph of Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Falls (also known simply as Sarah Falls) and her husband, Soloman Falls, standing on the porch of a house. Both a dressed in light colored garments and are positioned behind a planter in which several varieties of plants are growing. Sarah and Soloman are the parents of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph