Stillwater Valley News
August 24, 1931
J. W. Falknor Dies After Long Illness
Mr. J. W. Falknor, life long resident of Covington, passed away at his home on South High Street Saturday evening following an attack of paralysis. Mr. Falknor had been confined to his bed for the past four and a half years after suffering a stroke of paralysis which left him practically helpless. He served as postmaster during the administration of President Cleveland and was President of the Covington Building and Load Association up to the time of his first illness. He was a member of the Christian Church and quite active in church, civic and social affairs through many years of his age. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Dr. Omer S. Thomas officiating. Beside the widow two children, Mrs. A. J. Maier and Walter C. Falknor, of Dayton, and four grandchildren survive him.
Stillwater Valley News
27 Aug 1931
James William Falknor
"There is no death, what seems so is transition."
James William Falknor, son of David and Catherine Falknor, began his earthly life Oct. 23, 1852 and went to his eternal home on August 22, 1931. On Nov. 22, 1881 he was married to Miss Mary Crowell. The happy married life of this couple was begun and ended in the same residence, where for almost fifty years they met and solved life's problems together. They were the parents of two boys, one dying in infancy, the other Walter C. is now a resident of Dayton. They were also the foster parents to a daughter, Agnes, now the wife of A. J. Maier. These children, Agnes and Walter, with Agnes' son William and daughters Dorothy and Patricia Lou, and Walter's little daughter Barbara, brought to their father and grandfather much comfort and happiness by their constant manifestations of love, especially during the four and a half years of his invalidism. In his early manhood Mr. Falknor became a Christian uniting with the Presbyterian Church, later transferring his membership to the Christian Church of Covington where he was one of the most active members for years, serving a great many times in official capacity. His Christian faith was a great stay to him all during his sickness in which his patience and fortitude was an outstanding example and inspiration to all who visited him. Scarcely ever did one find him without a cheerful word and smile. He also took a deep interest in his fellow men through his affiliation with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a charter member of the local lodges of that order, serving frequently as an official in each branch of that order. He served the community as Post Master during the first term of Pres. Cleveland. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Covington Building and Loan Assn, and was acting as President of the Board at the time he was stricken with paralysis. Always hoping for restored health during the monotonous years of his affliction, his patient attitude was a lesson to what constitutes Christian resignation. He might have fretted and chafed at his captivity, but he smiled and trusted, knowing that the One in whom he trusted would carry him safely through to the journey's end. He died as he had lived, ready to offer that of which he need not be ashamed. We can truly say that a good man from us has gone.
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