Major Lewis Fallin

September 1870–28 July 1953 (Age 82)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Major Lewis

When Major Lewis Fallin was born in September 1870, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Crockett Fallin, was 25 and his mother, Rhoda Catherine Taylor, was 26. He married Sarah Melissa " Lissie" Prescott on 19 January 1895, in Granbury, Hood, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Red River Township, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 5, Parker, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 28 July 1953, at the age of 82, and was buried in Frederick Memorial Cemetery, Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Major Lewis Fallin
Sarah Melissa " Lissie" Prescott
Marriage: 19 January 1895
Bertie Mae Fallin
Dewey Custer Fallin
William Crockett Fallin
Hazel Kathryn Fallin
Major Lewis Fallin

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Melissa " Lissie" Prescott


19 January 1895
Granbury, Hood, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Crockett Fallin


    Rhoda Catherine Taylor




    Eldorado Fallin



    Oceanna Fallin



    James Edward Fallin


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 5

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 23

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Fallon .2 German: from Fällin, a south German pet form of the personal name Valentin ( see Valentine ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mazar L Fallin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Major L Fallin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • M L Fallin, "United States Census, 1920"

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