THE FAVILLES They are scattered all over the county From New England, out West to the sound In cities, in towns and in hamlets And out on the farms they are found Their number is hundreds of thousands But they all are the heirs of one man, And no matter wherever you find one, He belongs to the same Faville clan.
The founder came over from England In the days before Washington's fame, And in the deep woods of New Jersey, He started the forest to tame. No wonder the tribe are prolific; The founder, from Betsey to Nan, Numbered twelve of his flourishing offspring, As a start for the big Faville clan.
Out into the life of the nation They have gone to work their own way, And in every calling that's honest There are some of them busy today. And this is their pride and their glory, That is business that's under a ban, Never yet has one of their number Brought shame to the whole Faville clan.
Some stay by the hardy employment Of the founder and still till the soil. And some, in the quest for a living Have found other methods of toil. Our doctors have made the name famous Wherever their records you scan; And our preachers, the noble tiwn brothers, Are the pride of the great Faville clan.
There's an editor, merchants and miners, And musicians of very high rank. (But none of the tribe yet has money Sufficient to start up a bank). An architect, great and successful In his calling, is far in the van. And we have to admit that one lawyer Belongs to this same Faville clan.
From the days of the Old Revolution To this hour, in the face of the Hun, Their soldiers have followed Old Glory Wherever fierce fighting was done. We are proud of their glorious record; None flatered and none of them ran. In support of our glorious county You can count on the whole Faville clan.
The record that's made and now making Will soon be passed on to our youth. May that record be made ever better For honor and virtue and truth. May the name bear no stain and no tarnish, May each shape his life to a plan, That will bring true sucess to his efforts, And renown to the whole Faville clan. F. E. Faville Ft. Dodge, Iowa Novemer 1918