William Cresman ( Christman) Fall

1828–22 November 1882 (Age 54)
Versailles, Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Cresman ( Christman)

When William Cresman ( Christman) Fall was born in 1828, in Versailles, Johnson Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States, his father, Michael C Fall, was 29 and his mother, Amanda Holeman, was 21. He lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Ottawa, Franklin, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 22 November 1882, at the age of 54.

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Michael C Fall
Amanda Holeman
William Cresman ( Christman) Fall
John Fall
Julia A. Fall
Catharine Pate Fall
Lavinia Jane Fall
John H. Fall

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McFall .2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a waterfall, declivity, or forest clearing, Middle English fall (from Old English (ge)fall ‘a felling of trees’, Old Norse fall ‘forest clearing’).3 German: topographic name from Middle High German val ‘fall (of trees)’; in some cases ‘waterfall’ or ‘landslide’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, or in Tyrol from Ladine val ‘valley’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • W C Paul in household of Catherine P Kesting, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William C Fall in household of Michael Fall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm C Fall in household of Simon Kesting, "United States Census, 1870"

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