JAMES WILLIAM FALLS GRAVESTONE PHOTO
James William Falls was born in
Wayne county, Indiana, March 29th, 1839, and died at Neodesha, Kansas, March
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.
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