Norman Laverne Box

1918–1988 (Age 69)
Trinity Center, Trinity, California, United States

The Life of Norman Laverne

When Norman Laverne Box was born on 6 July 1918, in Trinity Center, Trinity, California, United States, his father, Reuben Preston Box, was 30 and his mother, Anita Elsie Anderlini, was 23. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Frances Emily Lavelle. He lived in Weaverville, Trinity, California, United States in 1920 and Kimshew, Butte, California, United States in 1930. He died on 31 March 1988, in Fair Oaks, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

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Norman Laverne Box
Frances Emily Lavelle
Cooea Christine Box
Andrew Norman "Andy" Box

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Norman L Box in household of Anita E Box, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Norman L Box in household of Ruben P Box, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norman L Box, "California, Napa and Butte Counties, Obituaries, 1866-1992"

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