John Frederick Box, Sr.

John Frederick Box, Sr.

Male 1838 - 1899  (61 years)

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  • Name John Frederick Box 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 25 Jan 1838  Pulaski, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1899  Pulaski, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 61 years 
    Person ID I29272  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors John F Box
              b. 11 Dec 1808, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Jan 1866, Richland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances Jenkins
              b. 1810, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Sep 1846  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F29673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ID F29674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Munger
              b. 10 Jan 1841
              d. 11 Oct 1922  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. John Frederick Box, Jr.
              b. 5 Apr 1885
              d. May 1965  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Frank A. Box
              b. Abt 1866
              d. Apr 1904  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. George Munger Box
              b. 1869
              d. Mar 1941, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F10723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • May 21, 1899 ~ John F. Box, age 61 years, Married, Merchant, born in New York, resided in Richland Township 61 years, Son of John Box born in England, and [left blank], Died in Pulaski of disease of brain, shoulder joint amputation.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, May 24, 1899 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - John F. Box's Earthly Career Closes - The Soldier-Business Man-Esteemed Citizen-Devoted Husband and Father Passes Away - Sunday, May 21 at 6:30 and clock is the sun was falling beyond the western horizon in the last hours of the Sabbath were passing by, the death call came to the home of John Francis Box, on Lake Street, and closed the earthly career of the husband and father and left the home forever bereft of him to whom they have ever been welcome to go when help was needed or advice desired. John F. Box was born in this village sixty-two years ago. His early life was spent in various occupations clerking and photography were among the callings he followed. At the age of twenty-five he responded to the call of his country for volunteers to help put down the rebellion and went out with the 147th New York Infantry. He was a good soldier and earned promotion until he reached the rank of first lieutenant. During the third day at the battle of Gettysburg he was shot in the left arm and the member was removed close to the shoulder, thus in his young manhood he sustained an injury which was indeed hard to bear, yet with the courage of his nature he came home and established himself in the drug business and has built up a trade which is one of the most important commercial enterprises in this part of the county. He married Miss Helen Munger, who with three sons, Dr. Frank A., George M., and John F. Jr., survive him. Also one brother, Philip, one sister, Mrs. James Froude, a half-brother, R. D. Box and a half-sister, Mrs. D. W. Smith. Mr. Box has been an important factor in the community. In his church preference he was an Episcopalian and has been for some time a member of the vestry of St. James's church. He has been willing to give of his time and thought for our school, serving at the time of his death the fourth term as a member of the Board of Education. When J. B. Butler G. A. R. Post was organized he became one of its members and his death leaves a vacancy in the relief committee. He has always adhered to the political faith presented by the Republican party. In the death of Mr. Box is closed a life, though it is year to its possessor as any man's life, it was not controlled by too selfish thoughts, or he would not have laid it, so willingly, upon the nations altar, to be sacrificed if need be for the cause of justice. In his death, a patriot, and honored citizen, a devoted husband and parent has ceased to live among us. The community pauses today to pay tribute to his memory and show that there is full appreciation of a great loss. The funeral will be held from the family home, in Lake street, at three o'clock this afternoon. The Grand Army will perform the ceremony at the grave. All business places will be closed during the funeral hour.
      At a special meeting of the members of the Board of Education held at the office of N. B. Smith, on Monday evening, the following tribute to the late John F. Box was adopted. By the death of Mr. John F. Box, who for many years has been an efficient and zealous member of this board, we are deprived of the wise counsel and companionship of an esteemed associate and our community has lost an enterprising and esteemed citizen. He was born in this village and spent his life here except the time he served in the war of the Rebellion, entering in 1862. In early manhood he exhibited those habits of industry, energy and integrity which he afterwards enabled him to attain unusual success in business and to become a prominent citizen of our community. While he was deeply engrossed in his business affairs, he was yet prominently identified with the educational and religious interests of our village. He was a member of this board for 11 years and its president for two years. The cause of education always found in him a wise counselor and an earnest friend. In our association with him he was always courteous and affable, a judicious adviser and true to his convictions. We shall miss his wise counsel and genial presence but he has left us an example of energy, strict attention to his duties as a private and public citizen worthy of our imitation. Our relations are now severed and it is with sorrow in deep regret that we indict this last tribute of respectful remembrance to be entered on the minutes of the board and a copy given to the family of the deceased.
      In a meeting of the Wardens of Vestry of St. James's church held Sunday evening, a committee was appointed to draft resolutions on the death of Mr. John F. Box. The following preamble and resolutions were accordingly adopted. Whereas, it has seemed fit in the wisdom of Almighty God to remove from our midst John F. Box, therefore be it, Resolved, that in his death we have suffered the loss from our body and church of one who has for a great many years been a faithful and devout member and whose councils and assistance will be sadly missed and be it further Resolved, that in this sad hour of affliction we the Rector, wardens and vestry of St. James church extend to the bereaved family and expression of our sincere sorrow at our mutual loss and of the esteem in which he was held among us and be it further Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be transcribed in our minutes, sent to the family and published in the Pulaski Democrat. L. D. Potter, Charles E. Low, committee.
      At a special meeting of J. B. Butler Post, Monday evening, the following resolutions were adopted. Again the Angel of death entered our ranks and we are called to mourn for another comrade who has fallen by the wayside. Resolved, that in the death of comrade J. F. Box we have lost a true comrade and commend to them the All-Wise Father of us all to sustain them in the hour of affliction. Resolved, that our charter be draped in mourning for the next thirty days and that these resolutions be entered in the minutes of J. B. Butler Post G. A. R., printed in Pulaski Democrat and a copy be presented to the family of our late comrade. B. E. Parkhurst, L. D. Potter, A. N. Burr, committee.
      At a special meeting of Pulaski Lodge No. 265, A. O. U. W., held Monday evening, the following resolutions were adopted on the death of Mr. John F. Box. Whereas, it has pleased our Master Workman above to call from our circle our dear brother John F. Box, be it Resolved, that we humbly submit to the will of the Father whose pleasure it is to do what is best for us all. That, in the removal from our order, Brother Box, we are called upon to part with it in esteemed associate and a member who loved the institution which has promised, and fulfilled its promises, to be near the loved ones who are left when the summons is obeyed to enter a rest beyond the confines of an earthly existence. Be it further Resolved, that we extend to the bereaved family our sincere sympathy, in this hour of their great sorrow. That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of the Lodge, a copy be sent to the family and a copy delivered to the Pulaski Democrat for publication. B. G. Seamans, C. B. Hibbard, J. N. Daly, committee.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday, May 31, 1899 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mr. John F. Box Laid at Rest - The funeral of John F. Box was held from the family home at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon last. A great concourse of people from the village and surrounding country assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. The beautiful ceremony of the Episcopal church was conducted by Rev. E. A. Anson, rector of St. James' Church. There were in attendance, in bodies, the J. B. Butler post, G. A. R.; J. B. Butler W. R. C.; A. S. Wagner camp, S. of V.; Pulaski lodge, A. O. U. W.; the Board of Education and the faculty of the Pulaski high school. The casket was covered with flowers and draped with the Stars and Stripes, for which Mr. Box suffered so much that they might wave over a free and united land. The bearers were from his comrades of the 147th Regiment. Comrades and friends in great numbers accompanied the remains to the cemetery, where the burial ceremony of the Grand Army of the Republic was recited at the grave, and all that was mortal of our esteemed townsman was laid to rest in a part of the new cemetery plot which he considered most desirable, then conversing about the various locations for family grounds. Let us rejoice that our friend lived to see the great shadow of the war cloud passed away and the nation reunited in sympathies and interest of every sort; he lived to see the sensational feelings vanish, and his eyes closed upon a nation with no North, no South, but the United States of America. He has heard the last roll call and gone to his reward, which we believe is that of an honored son of the nation, a loved son of the nation's God, whose judgments are right and whose discerning eye never lets good deeds go unrewarded.