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Washington Lafayette Fallwell
Birth: Jan. 27, 1852
Mount Enterprise
Rusk County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1925
Deaf Smith County
Texas, USA

The following is an excerpt from a letter written in 1948 by John Fallwell who was the son of William Miles Fallwell, Washington's brother. The letter was written to John's sons for genealogy purposes:

"Washington Lafayette Fallwell was born at Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, Texas. His wife was Josephine Chadwick. He was a rancher (not farmer) in Greer County (Texas/Oklahoma), at that time a part of Texas, and also later in the Texas Panhandle. He had moved over to Texas after Greer County was awarded to Oklahoma/Indian Territory by the Federal Courts (this happened in 1896). He ran cattle on the open range near the present town of Friona and homesteaded there. Was later a grain and coal dealer in Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas where he died and was buried in the 1920's. He had visited my father in Gladewater a few years earlier. They had four sons: Willie, Orville, Claude and one other whose name I do not recall (note: the other son was Clarage). Willie remained in Hereford/Friona and died some time after his father's death. Some of Willie's descendents now live in the vicinity of Friona/Hereford. Orville and Claude at last reports were managing a Co-Op Fruit Growers Exchange at Lewiston, Idaho. One of Claude's sons was in Seattle with a fruit company importing bananas from West Coast of Central and South America. One of Claude's grandsons was at Iwo Jima (Marines). You should remember when Claude visited us on Richmond Avenue. He told some tall tales--some true--about bears in the Yellowstone."



Born January 27, 1852
Died February 2, 1925
Aged 73 years, one month, five days
Funeral services will be held at the
Cemetery, Hereford, Texas, at 2:30 o'clock,
Tuesday, February 3, 1925,
Conducted by Rev. T. Park Burt.

These names were hand written on the notice:

Orville Fallwell
C. L. Fallwell --- Brothers

W. L. Fallwell
W. L. --- Wife

John T. Wharton
Maude Wharton Fallwell

Note: John Thomas Wharton is Maude's father and Maude is married to Claude. This family lived in Brinkman, Greer, Oklahoma at that time. John Thomas was instrumental in establishing a Church of Christ there.

Family links: 
  William H. Fallwell (1808 - 1863)
  Matilda Elizabeth Little Fallwell (1812 - 1872)
  Josephine Chadwick Fallwell (1853 - 1935)
  William Columbus Fallwell (1874 - 1952)*
  Orville Franklin Fallwell (1877 - 1954)*
  Claudius Lafayette Fallwell (1880 - 1953)*
  Clarrage Hill Fallwell (1888 - 1960)*
  Elisha Columbus Fallwell (1837 - 1914)*
  Nancy Elizabeth Fallwell Lake (1838 - 1922)*
  Lucinda Carolina Hogan Fallwell Duke (1843 - 1926)*
  Mary Jane M. Fallwell Rankin (1845 - ____)*
  William Miles Fallwell (1849 - 1928)*
  Washington Lafayette Fallwell (1852 - 1925)
  Leander Franklin Fallwell (1854 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: There is no marker for this grave. A special "'thank you" to FAG Contributor Susan Gilliam for researching this.
West Park Cemetery
Deaf Smith County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block: 115, Lot: 2, Grave: 4
Maintained by: Mary Fallwell Henderson
Originally Created by: Susan Marlene Gilliam
Record added: Jun 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71039711
Washington Lafayette Fallwell
Added by: Mary Fallwell Henderson
Washington Lafayette Fallwell
Added by: Mary Fallwell Henderson
Washington Lafayette Fallwell
Added by: Mary Fallwell Henderson
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- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
To my Great Uncle Washington Lafayette.
- Mary Fallwell Henderson
 Added: Jul. 8, 2011
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