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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
William F. Falk

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 394 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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William F. Falk, well known undertaker of Utica, is a young man who well merits the success which has come to him. A native son of the city, he was born on the 4th of March, 1892, his parents being Charles and Mary Hazelette Falk. The father now makes his home in Herkimer, New York, where he is successfully engaged in business as proprietor of a meat market.

In the acquirement of an education William F. Falk attended the public schools of Utica and Rome, and after putting aside his textbooks spent four years in association with his father in the conduct of the latter's meat market. It was in 1914 that he went to New York city to learn the undertaking business, and in the eastern metropolis he was associated with Frank E. Campbell and with the firm of Stephens & Merritt, proprietors of leading undertaking establishments. In the year 1918 he embarked in the business on his own account in Utica, but a short time later he abandoned all interests of a personal nature to enter the military service of his country in the World war. He spent eleven months in France at Base Hospital No. 48 and was discharged on May 7, 1919. Returning to Utica, he again established himself in the undertaking business, in which he has continued. He is thoroughly familiar vith the most modern methods pertaining to the care of the dead, and his efficient services in this connection have brought to him an extensive patronage.

On the 22d of February, 1922, Mr. Falk was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Bergh, daughter of David Bergh of Sharon, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Falk have a son: William C. Falk, whose birth occurred on January 14, 1923. Mr. Falk is a member of the Republican Club, the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus and is a communicant of the Catholic faith, belonging to St. Francis de Sales church. The many sterling traits of his character have gained him an extensive circle of warm friends.

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