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J. D. Fallon & Son


Historical Note

J. D. Fallon & Son Funeral Home was originally established in 1875 by John D. Fallon (1847-1925) at 730 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He was later joined in business by his son George S. Fallon (1886-1953). After the deaths of both John and George, the funeral home was managed by George's wife Marguerite M. (Deschamps) Fallon and one of their daughters. In 1939 the business relocated from Centre to Greenough Avenue, where it remained in the family until Marguerite's retirement in 1976. She sold the business to Ronald West, who merged it with another longstanding Jamaica Plain funeral business, the Brady Funeral Home, to become the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home.


"About Us." Brady Fallon Funeral and Cremation Service website.

"Display Ad 11." Daily Boston Globe, October 22, 1939, p. B33.

"Marguerite M. Deschamps Fallon."

Massachusetts. “Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915.” “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.” Database with images. 2016.

Massachusetts. Suffolk County. 1880-1940 U.S. census, population schedules. 2016.

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J. D. Fallon & Son ledgers


These ledgers document the work of J. D. Fallon & Son Funeral Home in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Funeral accounts include place of birth, parents' names, occupation, cause of death, place of internment, and details of the funeral arrangements for each of the deceased, many of whom were of Irish descent.

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Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1888 - 1943; Majority of material found within 1907 - 1943