Beryl Ray Criswell

21 February 1916–13 August 2009 (Age 93)
Wray, Yuma, Colorado, United States

The Life 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 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Vernon, Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 19 Happyville, Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1940. 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
Shirley Powers
Garry Criswell
Betty Criswell
Goldie Criswell
Dale Duane Criswell
Melvin R. Criswell
Shirley Louise Criswell

Spouse and Children

19 February 1937
Saint Francis, Cheyenne, Kansas, United States


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Buffalo Bill Dies in Denver

Age 1

"On Jan 10 1917, famous showman, William ""Buffalo Bill"" Cody dies, while visiting his sister in Denver, Colorado. The cause of death was kidney failure."

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Creswell .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Beryl Criswell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Beryl W Creswell in household of Sylus C Creswell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Beryl Criswell in entry for Cloyde S Criswell, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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