Reuben Preston Box

1887–1965 (Age 77)
White River, Tulare, California, United States

The Life of Reuben Preston

When Reuben Preston Box was born on 6 December 1887, in White River, Tulare, California, United States, his father, Samuel Powell Box, was 48 and his mother, Elma Jane Howell, was 22. He married Anita Elsie Anderlini on 24 February 1915, in Lewiston, Trinity, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Butte, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 7, Shasta, California, United States in 1940. He died on 21 August 1965, in Chico, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Chico, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Preston Box
Anita Elsie Anderlini
Marriage: 24 February 1915
Beryl Bernice Box
Norman Laverne Box

Spouse & Children

24 February 1915
Lewiston, Trinity, California, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Powell Box


  • Elma Jane Howell




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Ruben P Box, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruben P Box, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rubin P Box in household of Samuel P Box, "United States Census, 1900"

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