26 Sept 1943
Funeral services for A. J. Falknor, veteran Seattle Lawyer who died yesterday will be held at 12:30 o'clock tomorrow in the Butterworth Chapel. Burial will be at Acacia. Mr. Falknor who has been practicing law for the past 50 years, was 77 years old. His death following a long illness. Born and reared on a farm near Covington Ohio, he attended Wesleyan University of Michigan Law school in 1893.
Soon after his graduation, he set up practice with his classmate, P. M. Roy, father of Smith Roy, Attorney General. Their firm, Troy and Falknor, continued in Olympia until 1908 when Mr. Falknor came to Seattle. Mr. Falknor served in Legislatures of 1899 and 1901 representing Thurston County. He played a prominent part in keeping the capital at Olympia in the controversy over a proposal to select a new capital city. During the latter part of his residence there, he served as assistant attorney-general.
In 1908 he came to Seattle and was associated with the legal staff of the Seattle Electric Company, later known as the Puget Sound Power and Light Company. When the traction system was sold to the city in 1919, he resumed general law practice with the firm Falknor, Emory, and Howe. Mr. Falknor is survived by his widow, Lola F., two sons, Dean Judson F. Falknor of the University of Washington Law School, and Bennet L. Falknor, Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Albaugh, Franklin Ohio, and Mrs. Rudolph Horst and Mrs. Thomas W. Slick of South Bend Indiana: two brothers, Lester and Greeley Falknor of Covington, Ohio. Six grandchildren and one great-grand-daughter.
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