Beryl Ray Criswell

Brief Life History of Beryl Ray

When Beryl Ray Criswell was born on 21 February 1916, in Wray, Yuma, Colorado, United States, his father, Silas Cloyd Criswell, was 38 and his mother, Florence B. Ward, was 23. He married Mary Mildred Boltjes on 19 February 1937, in Saint Francis, Cheyenne, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 19 Happyville, Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1940 and Heartstrong, Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1950. He died on 13 August 2009, in Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Otis, Washington, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Beryl Ray Criswell
Mary Mildred Boltjes
Marriage: 19 February 1937
Dale Duane Criswell
Garry Criswell
Goldie Criswell
Melvin R. Criswell
Shirley Louise Criswell
Betty Criswell

Sources (11)

  • Beryl R Criswell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Beryl Criswell, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Beryl Criswell in entry for Cloyde S Criswell, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.


Historical Boundaries: 1921: Yuma, Colorado, United States


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Bedfordshire): variant of Creswell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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