The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 654, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"MARK D. FALVEY, merchant, is a native of County Kerry, Ireland, born in about 1827. He is one of two living children of a family of eight born to JEREMIAH and MARY (AHERN) FALVEY, the former coming to the United States in 1865, and dying in Winamac in about 1870, and the latter dying in the old country. MARK D. FALVEY resided in Ireland until 1848, when he crossed the Atlantic and found employment for a time on the public works at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. The spring of 1852, he came to Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, and from there the ensuing fall to Winamac, Indiana. He was at the last named place only a short time; then went to La Fayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, where he remained two years. In 1854, he returned to Pulaski County and engaged in ditching. The fall of 1857, he engaged in merchandising at Winamac, at which he has ever since continued. He was married to MARY CASEY in 1853, and they have had born to them six children - MARY (deceased), MARY, the second (deceased), JERRY H., MICHAEL D., JAMES M. and MARK F. Mr. FALVEY is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Roman Catholic Church."