Wednesday, December 22, 2010



James William Falls was born in Wayne county, Indiana, March 29th, 1839, and died at Neodesha, Kansas, March 11th, 1924.

Mr. Falls moved with his parents to Boonville, Illinois, when he was two years old. After the death of his mother, when he was eleven years old, he, with his father, and brothers, moved back to Indiana, where he made his home with his grandparents.

When the Civil war began in 1861, he left Bainbridge College to enlist as a private in the 57th Indiana Infantry. He was commissioned captain in 1863 and served throughout the period of the war.

Service record.

James W. Falls, Date Enrolled: 1861/10/14, Where Enrolled: Milton, Indiana, Age: 22, Regiment: 57, Company: E., Discharge Date: 1865/12/14, Notes: Mustered out at Victoria Texas. Capt. Mar. 17, 1865. Com. Sergt. May 1,1863. Veteran Jan. 1,1864; Com Sergt Jan. 1,1864. Nativity: Wayne Co., IN. - Farmer.

James W. Falls, Date Enrolled: 1864/01/01, Where Enrolled: Blanes Cross Roads, Tennessee, Age 24, Regiment 57, Notes: Com. Sergt. Co. E. Sergt May 1, 1862. Capt. Co. E March 16, 1865.

He was married October 22nd, 1868, to Camellia Catherine Fisk at Greencastle, Indiana. They came to Kansas in 1869, and settled on a homestead near Altoona, where all their children were born and reared.

He had at the time of his death eight daughters; Mrs. Alta Crowder and Mrs. Kitty Southard, of Altoona; Mrs. Edith Mantieth, of Hoxie, Kansas; Mrs. Rena Seevers, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ellene James, of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Pearl Nye, of Neodesha, Kansas; Mrs. Gwendolyn Baker, of Ashland, Kansas; Mrs. Olive Falls of Coffeyville, Kansas. He also had two brothers, John Robert Falls, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Isaac Newton Falls, of Cambridge, Indiana; fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mr. Falls died suddenly while visiting his daughter, Mrs. John Nye, at Neodesha, Kansas. He had gotten up to go into an adjoining room for a drink of water, and suddenly fell to the floor, dead.

1 comment:

Susan Buckner said...

Nice post, Dennis. ;-) James William FALLS is a great-granduncle to me. His father Jeremiah FALLS & 2nd wife Mary Margaret (NOBLE) are 2nd great grandparents of mine.

Are you related??

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