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Sally Fallis Radcliff


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Sally Fallis Radcliff

  • Born: 27 Nov 1872, Mechanicsburg, , , IL, USA
  • Marriage: Private on 3 Jun 1896

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Residence, 1 Jun 1880, 43 W. Prairie, Decatur, Macon, IL. 25 This is in the heart of downtown. Currently, there is a very old two-story building on the property, commercial downstairs, possibly residential upstairs. (Went & looked 3-2-08)

Entertainment: Recital, 2 Dec 1893, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173 "Musical Society"
"A recital was given last night by the Musical Society at the residence of Miss Fallis Radcliff on Lincoln avenue. Miss Radcliff was assisted by Mrs. Harry C. Starr. This was the program:
Piano and Mandolin duet -- "Celestine," Miss Radcliffe and Mrs. Starr
Piano Solo -- "Pasquinade", Mrs. H.C. Starr
Male Quartet -- "Reflections in the Tide," C.D. Hoy, A.L. Radcliff, Ben Freeman, A. Somerville."

Entertainment: Baptist church's "Carnival of Dairy Maids," 2 Dec 1886, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173 She's listed as "Fallie". She played a "milk maid warrior."

Entertainment: Charade, 10 Aug 1887, Decator, Macon County, Illinois. 172 "Good Bye Reception and Party"
"Miss Bertha Roach entertained a large number of friends last night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Roach, number 137 W. Wood street, in honor of her guest, Miss. Florence Howes, of Chicago, who left for her home today. Various parlor games engaged attention. One diverstion was the "Marplot Charade" in character which occasioned much amusement. The characters were taken by Miss Bertha and Florence Howes, Fallis Radcliffe Lynn Radcliffe, and Mr. Frank Roach. At 10 o'clock, refreshments were served. The invited guests were... (lists 51 people.)"

Travel: Visited Farmer City, 12 Jul 1888, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 209 visited Farmer City with sister Nora.

Entertainment: Bonnett and Tie Party, 13 May 1892, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173 The girls at the party sewed ties for the boys, and the boys were to trim hats for the girls, which caused great merriment.

Entertainment: Gives a Party, 27 May 1892, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 "Miss Fallis Radcliff will give a reception Thursday evening, June 2, at her home in Riverside Place from 9:30 to 11:30 o'clock. A large number of invitations have been sent to her friends, and it will be one of the social events of the season."

Entertainment: Pink and Green Party, 3 Jun 1892, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173 "Miss Fallis Radcliff gave a pink and green reception at her home in Riverside place in honor of Mrs. Helen Ross of Richmond, Va., and Maime Bullard of Mechanicsburg, Ills. The hours were from 7:30 to 9:30 and 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. As the guests entered, they were received by Mrs. Harry Starr and... Mrs. Starr was attired in a costume of flowered India silk, lace trimmings. ... They were then presented to the Misses Radcliff... Miss Radcliff was attired in a costume of shrimp pink lengaline, point de Ireland lace; Miss Bullard henrietta cream colored silk with chiffon trimmings. ... There were nearly 150 guests present. Half were invited for the first two hours, the other half coming at 9:30. Each guest was presented with a pink and green celluloid fan as a souvenir. Upon it were the initials F.R. and the year 1892...."

Entertainment: Music Program for Methodist Church program, 2 Mar 1893, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 210 Mandolin Solo with Piano Accompaniment by Miss Fallis Radcliff and Mrs. Harry Starr.

Entertainment: Attended party, 27 Oct 1893, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 Went to party for G.H. Conclin and his new wife. Also there -- Harry Starr and Linn Radcliff.

Entertainment: Camping Party, 14 Aug 1894, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 Spent the week near Coulter's mill on a camping trip with friends. There was a chaperone.

Entertainment: "Class Reception," 21 May 1896, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173 "Approaching Marriage Furnishes Occasion for an Enjoyable Affair"
"Miss Hattie A. Goodman gave a reception to her Sunday School class of the First M.E. Church yesterday afternoon in honor of Miss Fallis Radcliffe who is to be married to Ernest Miller in about two weeks. It was to have been a picnic at Fairview, but the weather was not favorable so the young ladies spread the cloth on the parlor floor at the Goodman residence and sat down to the class banquet, which consisted of ice cream, cake, and fruits. Miss Goodman acted as toast mistress and Miss Estella Cowgill proposed the first toast, "Our Sunday School class -- May it Live Long and Never Die." She was followe by Miss Fallis Radcliff on "Our brothersinlaw (sic) Past, Present, and Future". ... Miss Hattie A. Goodman gave a history of the class. She has been its teacher for the past 10 years. There have been 77 members in the class, 14 have been married and three are about to be married, two of which are Miss Radcliff and Miss Miller of Bloomington. Miss Radcliff is the only original member who still attends the class. During the afternoon Charles Freeman and Linn Radcliff favored the laides with several enjoyable selections on the mandolin and guitar. ..."

Education: graduate, Decatur High School: Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 16

Marriage Notice: Decatur Evening Bulletin, 4 Jun 1896, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 201 "The palatial home of Mr. & Mrs. C.C. Radcliff, in Riverside Place, was the scene of gaity, flowers, and music at one of the prettiest weddings of the year on Wed. night. ... " The wedding took place in front of the bay window. The groom used to be associated with Lynn & Scruggs but now works for a large milinary firm in St. Louis. After the honeymoon they will move in with the groom's parents in Terre Haute.

Residence, 13 Jun 1900, Lincoln Ave., Decatur, Macon, IL. 34 Was living with her husband and her parents at the time of the 1900 census.

Marriage Notice: "Brilliant Wedding," 4 Jun 1896, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173 "One of the most brilliant weddings of the year was solemnized at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Radcliff on Lincoln avenue at 8 o'clock last night. The contracting parties were Miss Fallis Radcliff and Mr. Ernest A. Miller. A few minutes before 8 o'clock the bridal procession came down the front stairway and throught the front parlor, entering two evergreen gates held open on either side by Lucille Bullard and W?? G?? and into the back parlor where the contracting parties with the attendants stood in the midst of a profusion of palms and water lillies. When the strains of Lohengren's march ceased, Rev. D.F. Howe said the words which joined the happy couple for the remainder of their lives. While Mr. Howe performed the ceremony the mandolin orchestra played "O Promise Me," and when the ceremony was over and during the congratulations following they played Mendohlson's wedding march.
After the ceremony and congratulations the guests were seated at an elegant wedding supper. Mrs. Snyder was the caterer.
Linn Radcliff, brother of the bride, and Miss Bertha Miller, sister of the groom, were the attendants. Miss Marguerite Bullard was the flower girl. During the evening tr?? was served by Misses Eva Ca?ss of Mechanicsburg and Ro??son of Farmer City. The colors which prevailed were pink and white. The re? was beautifully decorated with pond lillies and palms.
The bride was gowned in a costume of cream colored silk covered with mouss?? chine (?) de soie, with pearl trimmings. The bridesmaid was attired in cream colored silk trimmed in ribbon.
Music was furnished during the evening by the College Hill Mandolin Orchestra. The wedding was witnessed by 100 friends.
Miss Fallis Radcliff is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Radcliff. She is a graduate of the Decatur High School and is a beautiful and accomplished young lady. Ernest A. Miller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Miller of Terre Haute. He is a young successful traveling man. The newly married couple will reside with the bride's parents at present. ... The bride and groom left for Toledo on the 10 (?) o'clock train last night. On their arrival in Terre Haute they will be given a reception by the groom's parents. They will return to Decatur to live at present in two weeks."

Residence, 3 May 1910 through 1-16-1920. 13,14 Living here are Arthur Miller, his wife Fallis, his mother-in-law Edna Radcliffe, Marlyn Starr (his nephew), and nieces Bernice and Grace. Living next door was Wilbur Bullard and his family. By 1920, the Stoddards were living next door.

Residence, 1924, 905 E. Lincoln Ave., Decatur, Macon, IL. 16


Sally married Private

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