William Richard Box

William Richard Box

Male 1871 - 1925  (53 years)

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  • Name William Richard Box  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 18 Jul 1871  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Feb 1925 
    Age 53 years 
    Person ID I9749  Tree2020
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 

    Father Ancestors Richard William Box,   b. 30 Mar 1841,   d. 20 Sep 1933  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Dec 1862 
    Family ID F3010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Nina Dodge,   b. 3 Aug 1871, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1959  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1894  [3
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, June 27, 1894 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - A Happy Marriage - One week ago to-day, Wednesday, June 20, occurred the maniage of Miss Nina A. Dodge and Mr. William R. Box. The nuptials were celebrated at the home of Mr. D. C. Dodge, father of the bride. Throughout the morning there was a strong promise of rain, but the afternoon was as bright and clear as any bride could wish. The rooms were tastefully decorated with flowers and ferns and all the surroundings were pleasant and attractive. The wedding march was played by Miss Holmes. Little Miss Anna Dodge acted as bridesmaid, and performed her part very prettily. Rev. A. D. Webster officiated in the ceremony. The many elegant presents showed very plainly the degree of esteem and friendship with which the young people were regarded by their numerous friends. There were about thirty guests present who were relatives or friends of the bride and groom. Among those from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Lyman, Misses Mary and Lydia Wyman, and Mrs. Fred Hart, of Oswego; Miss Madge Kiblin, of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Grow, and Miss Maude Hitchcock, of Lorraine, and Miss Clara Dodge, of South Richland.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday, June 27, 1894 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - At the home of the bride's father, Mr. Dwight C. Dodge, Pulaski, New York, June 20, 1894, by Rev. A. D. Webster, Mr. William R. Box and Miss Nina A. Dodge, all of Pulaski, New York.
    Married: 2x1. Celia Jeanette Box Married: 2x2x ,   b. 26 Jan 1897, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1990, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F3114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


      Native of Pulaski Where He Spent His Early Life
      Watertown Times, Feb 10.:

      William Richard Box, a prominent resident of this city for more than 30 years and the proprietor of one of the best known undertaldng establishments in the city for that length of time, died at his home, 231 Paddock street, at 3:30 this morning after a long illness from heart trouble.

      Although Mr. Box had been seriously ill with heart disease since last September his condition had improved to the extent that members of his family had held hopes for his recovery and his death came suddenly and unexpected. He was up and around his house Monday and the day before was down stairs for his dinner. His condition remained in an encouraging state until Monday afternoon when he suffered a severe heart attack and from that time he gradually grew weaker until death came at 3:30 this morning.

      He had been the victim of serious heart trouble for several years and his last illness, began on. Sept, 22 when he suffered a severe heart attack and his condition became critical and it was thought for some time, he could not recover. He was admitted to the House of the, Good Samaritan on Oct. 25 where he remained as a patient until Dec, 14. During the time that he was at the hospital his condition became so critical that a blood transfusion was performed on Nov. 15 in an attempt to improve his condition.

      He became strong enough to leave the hospital on Dec. 14 and was then removed to his home on Paddock street, where he gradually improved but during that time he suffered some severe heart attacks. He was taken back to the House of the Good Samaritan on Jan. 7 and was again discharged on Jan. 12. Since that time he had steadily improved and had been able to be about the house and on at least one occasion had been out riding in his car. He remained about the same until he suffered the severe attack Monday afternoon.

      William R. Box was born in Pulaski, July 18, 1871, a son of Ricbard and' the late Jeanette Bennett Box. His father survives him and is now a resident of Pulaski. His mother's death occured last November.

      He started in the undertaking business with his father who for many years operated an undertaking and furnishing establishment in Pulaski. He spent his early life there and was graduated from the Pulaski High School.

      He was married June 26, 1894 to Miss Nina Dodge. The wedding which was the culmination of a school day romance took place in Pulaski. About the year 1894, he came to Watertown and went in the undertaking business with J. W. Empy.

      The firm was known as Empy and Box and the place of business was conducted on Court street at the present location of the Lince furniture company. Mr. Box later purchased Mr. Empy's share of the business and operated the business alone for several years. He later took a man named Donaldson in business with him and the firm became known as Box and Donaldson until Mr. Box retired. He retired from active business for a period of about two or three years and then started in the business for himself and opened his rooms at their present location at 161 Stone street where he had since maintained his business.

      In August, 1919, Mr. Box purchased the Lebovsky residence at 231 Paddock street and moyed from his former residence ijn Stone street to his new residence on Paddock streetwhere he had since lived. After his removal to his Paddock street, home he still kept the Stone street residence as a business place.

      Mr. Box was a member of Pulaski Lodge, No. 415, F. & A.M. and of Pulaski chapter, No. 579, R. A, 3VT. and of Watertown Commandery, No. 11, Knight Templars and Media Temple, A.A, O.N.M.S., and of Watertown City lodge No. 91, I.O.O.F. He was also a member of the Black River Valley club, the Watertown chamber of commerce, the Crescent Yacht club the Jefferson County Golf club and, several other Tntinieipal- and social organisations.

      He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nina Dodge Box of this city, a daughter, Mrs. Frederick W. McKown, of Englewood, N.J., and a granddaughter, Alice Campbell McKown. He also "ifayes his father, Richard W. Box of Pulaski, and two brothers, Frederick F. Box of Skaneateles and Albert K. Box of Pulaski.

      The funeral service was held privately from the home on Paddock street, Friday morning at 11 Rev. Darwin F. Pickard, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of which Mr. Box was a member and a trustee, officiated.

      The bearers at the services were Albert Otis, William Alien, Frederick F Bugbee and Frederick MacKown, a son-in-law of Mr Box. The body was taken to Pulaski on the 2:05 train Friday afternoon for interment in the Pulaski cemetery

      Source: The Pulaski Democrat, Feb 18, 1925

  • Sources 
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