California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
FALL, MICHAEL MARTIN (1837-1906) Salinas Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Transcription of obituary:
FALL, MICHAEL MARTIN (1837-1906) Salinas
Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Salinas Daily Index July 2, 1906)
Michael Fall was born in County Clare, Ireland, and when a lad of 17 came to America landing at Utica N.Y. At the age of 19 he entered the army. After the Civil war he married and came to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama arriving in Santa Clara counting in 1868. He came to this city in 1878 and has resided in Salinas since that time. A short time after his arrival here he opened a horseshoeing shop and remained in the business until his retirement almost tens years ago. His wife preceded him about eighteen years ago and there survive him three daughters, Mrs. Frank Morasci, Mrs. Lorenz Martella of this city and Mrs. John Anderson of Watsonville.
Mr. Fall was a member of Steedman Post, G.A.R. of Salinas, and his demise will bring sorrow to a wide circle of Friends. The funeral took place at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. Martella, 209 San Juan street thence to the Church of the Sacred Heart. Interment as made in the Catholic cemetery.
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|Researched and Compiled by :
Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of
Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the
Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham
Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base