Jessie May Box

1885–1975 (Age 90)
Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa

The Life of Jessie May

When Jessie May Box was born on 6 April 1885, her father, Horace J C Box, was 29 and her mother, Emma Florence Parliman, was 23. She married John Gilbert Agnew on 29 June 1913, in Palisade, Mesa, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Rowan, Wright, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Scott Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 22 April 1975, at the age of 90, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Rowan, Wright, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jessie May Box
John Gilbert Agnew
Marriage: 29 June 1913
John Howard Agnew
Dean Gilbert Agnew

Spouse & Children

  • Female1885–1975Female

  • John Gilbert Agnew


29 June 1913
Palisade, Mesa, Colorado, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Horace J C Box


  • Emma Florence Parliman




  • Arthur Horace Box


  • Female1885–1975Female

  • Florence Box


  • Howard Glen Box


  • Blanche I Box


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 5

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 24

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old English box ‘box tree’ (Latin buxus), in any of a number of possible applications. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a box thicket, a habitational name from one of the places called Box, in Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, and Wiltshire, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked box wood, which is very hard and for this reason was used to make a variety of tools. In some cases it may even have been a nickname for a person with pale or yellow skin, for example as the result of jaundice, a reference to the color of box wood.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jessie Belton in household of Noma Andrews, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Jessie May Box, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Jesse Azeltine in household of Ray Azeltine, "United States Census, 1940"

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