Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, February 7, 1953
          Funeral services have been arranged for  Anna Fallis,  83, former resident of the Bengal community who died Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. at the home of a daughter  Mrs. Simon Caffee  near Waldron after an illness of two years.
          THE  RITES  will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Bengal Methodist Church, in which she held membership.  Rev. Bessie Cowles will officiate and burial in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home of St. Paul, will be in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery.  Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Caffee from 7:00 o'clock this evening and at the church from 9:30 Saturday until the services.
          Born on March 1, 1869, she was the daughter of  Jacob and  Hannah (Collins) Fallis.  Surviving with the daughter are two brothers and one sister,  Walter and  Thomas Fallis  of mear Shelbyville and  Mrs. Grace Foist  of this city.  Also surviving are one grandson and one great-grandson.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 12, 1933
Well Known Hendricks Township Woman
Oldest In Family of 4 Generations
          Mrs. Hannah Fallis, one of the oldest residents of Hendricks township, died at six o’clock this morning at her home in the western part of the township, at the age of nearly 88 years.
          Mrs. Fallis was born in Shelby county February 26, 1845, the daughter of   William and  Sophia [Lee] Collins.  Her marriage to Jacob Fallis, who preceded her in death seventeen years ago, took place May 16, 1865.v Of the ten children born to them, only five are now living.v They are  Thomas and  Anna Fallis, at home  Walter and  John Fallis, of Hendricks township, and  Mrs. Scott [Gracie] Foist, of Shelbyville.
          A brother and a sister,  Jesse Collins, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Addie Aldrich, of Flora, Illinois, also survive.  Mrs. Fallis also leaves eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was a charter member of the Bengal Methodist Protestant Church.
          The funeral service will be held in the Bengal church at two o’clock Saturday afternoon and will be conducted by the Rev. J. O. Ledbetter of Marion and the Rev. Mrs. Bessie Wayts, pastor of the church.  Burial will be in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery in charge of Harry Bennett, funeral director.
          Six grandsons will be pall bearers.  They are:  Floyd Thurston,  Audrey Thurston,  Carl Fallis,  Paul,  Junior  and  Maurice Fallis.  Friends may call at the home any time until Saturday noon.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 9, 1915
Jacob Fallis Died At His Home
in Hendricks Township This Morning
Came to Shelby County From Ohio
at Age of Fifteen Years
Wife and Seven Children Survive
Member Dumont Post
(From Fridays; daily)
          Jacob Fallis, 81 years old, a widely known resident of Hendricks township, veteran of the Civil War, died at his home half a mile south of Jones Crossing at 6:45 o’clock this morning, of a complication of diseases from which he had been suffering for the past two years.  He had been a resident of Shelby county since the age of fifteen years, coming to this county from Ohio with the late  David Compton, who was a resident of the Flat Rock community for many years.
          Mr. Fallis was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, June 10, 1834.  During all of his residence in this county he had followed farming and was the owner of a small farm.  He had married twice.  His first wife was  Miss Nancy Collins  and his marriage to her was solemnized in 1857.  One child born to the union survives, a daughter,  Mrs. Henry [Harriet] Swango,  of Kewanna, Indiana.  After the death of his first wife, Mr. Fallis married her sister,  Miss Hannah Collins,  in 1864 and she survives him with three daughters and three sons, these children being  Mrs. Edward [Louvisa Ellen] Thurston , of Marion township;  Miss Anna and Thomas Fallis, of Freeport, and  Walter Fallis , of Hendricks township.  He also leaves two half-brothers and four half-sisters, these relatives being  Charles and  Misses Sarah and  Elizabeth Winder, of this city;  Arthur Winder, of Johnson county;  Mrs. Mary Payne, of Columbus, and Mrs. Milda Black, of Taylorsville, Indiana
          Soon after the outbreak of the civil war, Mr. Fallis enlisted for service and was a member of Co. H, 53rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, infantry, for nine months, when he became ill and was honorably discharged.  He was a member of Dumont Post, G.A.R., of this city.
          Mr. Fallis was a respected and highly esteemed citizen and he had many friends who will be saddened to know that he has answered the final call. 
The funeral services will be held at the Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist church at ten o’clock Sunday morning, the Rev. J. G. Smith, of Jollity, pastor of the Bengal Methodist Protestant church, of which the deceased had been a faithful and devoted member for many years, officiating.  The cortege will leave the house at nine-thirty o’clock.  The interment will be made in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 23, 1893
Page 3 column 4
          Miss Emma, daughter of  Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Fallis, died at the home of her parents in west Hendricks township, Saturday at 7 o’clock a.m.  Funeral Sunday, 19th at 1 p.m. from Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist church.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 17, 1891
Page 3 column 1
          Hattie, the sixteen year old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William Fallis, died at their home in Hendricks township, at three o’clock p.m. Friday, September 11, of consumption.  Funeral services at the Mt. Pleasant Church, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev, Ledbeter officiating.  Cummins & Edwards funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 17, 1891
Page 3 column 3
          Frank, the 18 months old grandson of  Mr. and Mrs. Fallis, died at their home in Hendricks township, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 11, of brain trouble and was buried at the Mt. Pleasant graveyard at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday October 28, 1889
Page 4 column 2
          William Fallis died at the home of his father,  Jacob Fallis, in Hendricks township, at 5 o’clock p.m., Sunday, October 27, of consumption, age twenty-four years.  The funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Church Tuesday, October 29, at 11 o’clock a.m. Rev. McQueen officiating.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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