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Walter FALLS By Automobile [1]

Walter FALLS (Dec. 4, 1893 Arkansas – Jan. 13, 1954; buried Jan. 15, 1954 at Restland Cemetery, Roxton, Lamar County, Texas)[2], youngest son of Solomon (Bud) FALLS (1859 – 1932) & Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) JOHNSON (1857 – 1940).

Although I could be having my most-cars-look-alike [problem?  issue?] here, I’m thinking that the auto below may just be a better image of the same one above??  So I’m including it here to help you Name This Auto.  In this photo, Joseph H. (Joe) GRIFFIN is standing with his arm on the vehicle, with his wife and, Walter’s sister, Sarah Ruth (Sallie) (FALLS) GRIFFIN, between he & Walter:

Joe GRIFFIN, Sallie (FALLS) GRIFFIN & Walter FALLS [3]

Walter’s Apr. 26, 1942, Tillman County, Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration card shows Walter as 5’7″, weighing approximately 160 pounds, of a light complexion, and having brown eyes, gray hair.  Walter lived at the time on North 6th Street in Frederick, Tillman County, and worked for the Simmons Gin Company.[4]

Paris News Jan. 15, 1954, pg 12
Walter Falls

“Last rites for Walter Falls of Fredrick, Okla., who died here Wednesday, were set for Friday at 2 p.m. at Gene Roden & Sons chapel, with burial at Roxton. Named Pallbearers were Newton Walker, Miller Steed, D. B. Doss, Jewell Churchwell, Ed Harty and Sel Pierce.

Walter FALLS [6]

“Mr. Falls, son of the late S. and Elizabeth (Johnson) Falls, was born in Cushman, Ark., Dec. 4 1893. A Lamar County resident a number of years, he was a Navy veeran of World War I, and was a Baptist. He had been a machinist with the Simmons Gin and Oil company at Fredrick for 28 years.

“His death occurred at St. Joseph’s Hospital here where he had been a patient since Sunday.

“He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Smith and Mrs. Sara Griffin both of Paris.”[5]

Walter died of “broncho-pneumonia, severe, right lung,” in only 10 days from the illness’ onset.[2]

He never married.[2]

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ENDNOTES

1. “Walter Falls By An Automobile,” photograph, date unknown; ( http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3180/ : accessed July 24, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Euless Public Library.

2. “Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982,” “Walter Falls,” Ancestry.com, at http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2272&h=23379953&ssrc=pt&tid=79831532&pid=180018698027&usePUB=true , accessed July 27, 2016.

3. “Sallie and Joe Griffin with Walter Falls,” photograph, date unknown; ( texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3204/m1/1/?q=falls%2C%20walter : accessed July 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Euless Public Library.

4. “U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” “Walter Falls,” Ancestry.com, at http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1002&h=11928389&tid=79831532&pid=180018698027&hid=65124241975&usePUB=true&_phsrc=MRC8091&_phstart=default&usePUBJs=true , accessed July 27, 2016.

5. FindAGrave.com memorial no. 17725824, “Walter Falls,” at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17725824&ref=acom , accessed July 27, 2016.  Obituary added by “okla gravewalker.”

6. “Walter Falls, Seated,” photograph, date unknown; ( texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3183/ : accessed July 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Euless Public Library.
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