Richard William Box

Male 1841 - 1933  (92 years)

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  • Name Richard William Box  [1
    Born 30 Mar 1841  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Sep 1933 
    Person ID I9382  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father William Box,   b. Abt 1818, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1883  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Celia Elizabeth Knollin,   b. 14 Jan 1819, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1894  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeannette Bryce Bennett,   b. 6 Aug 1840, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, Usa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1923  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1862 
     1. Fred F. Box,   b. 21 Nov 1868  [natural]
     2. William Richard Box,   b. 18 Jul 1871, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1925  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     3. Albert Knollin Box,   b. 5 Oct 1870, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1938  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F3010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Pulaski Democrat., September 27, 1933, Page 1, Image 1

      1895 Landmarks of Oswego - Box, R. W., is of English ancestry, his grandfather, John, having come from Sydney, Gloucestershire, England, and died in Port Ontario, this county. His father, William, also a native of England came to America with his father, John, and died in Pulaski in 1883. He married Celia Knollin of England, who came to America with her parents when young. Richard W. Box was born March 31, 1841, his brother being James K. and sister Frances. His father was a blacksmith until the age of fifty, when he engaged in the grocery business for about fifteen years. Richard was educated in the public schools, finishing at Pulaski Academy. In 1859 he engaged in the shoe business for a year, then sold out and began the manufacture of butter dishes and cheese boxes, and this he disposed of in 1865, and the same year opened a furniture and undertaking business, which he still continues, having added a line of wall paper, and he also manufactures cylinder desks. Mr. Box has served as trustee, president of the village, supervisor, chief engineer of the Fire Department, etc., and has always resided in Pulaski. He is a member of Pulaski Lodge No. 415 F. & A. M., Pulaski Chapter, No. 279, Pulaski Lodge No. 355, A. O. U. W., of which he has been financier thirteen years, and is a member of the M. E. Church. He has always been identified with the growth and progress of the village, and was one of the prime movers in getting the water works here. December 24, 1862, he married Jenette B. Bennett, born August 6, 1840, in this town, a daughter of David Bennett, an old resident, and manufacturer of sash, doors and blinds, as well as a builder, having erected the M. E. and Congregational Churches of Pulaski. The children of our subject are Fred F., born November 21, 1868; Albert K., born October 5, 1869; and Will R., born July 18,1871. Fred F. married Lulu Spencer in 1889, who died September 30, 1891. The sons are associated with their father in business.
    • September 20, 1933 - Richard W. Box, age 92 years, 5 months, 20 days. Date of birth March 30, 1841, born in Pulaski, New York. Sex, male; race, white; married; occupation, president of Charles Tollner's Sons Company, woodworking plant, retired December, 1930. Name of wife, Jeanette Bennett Box. Name of father, William Box, born in England. Name of mother, Celia Knollin, born in England. Informant, Albert K. Box, Pulaski, New York. Cause of death, arterio sclerotic heart disease; contributed by age, chronic cystitis. Signed by A. B. Thompson, M.D., September 22, 1933, Pulaski, New York. Place of burial, Pulaski, New York, September 23, 1933. Undertaker, Paul K. Foster, Pulaski, New York.

  • Sources 
    1. [S325] New York, State Census, 1875,, (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).