Ruby Mae Box

23 June 1899–23 October 1985 (Age 86)
Hickory Flat, Benton, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ruby Mae

When Ruby Mae Box was born on 23 June 1899, in Hickory Flat, Benton, Mississippi, United States, her father, Hezekiah B Box, was 32 and her mother, Ida Bumpass, was 27. She married James Lewis Henry. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Benton, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Beat 3, Tippah, Mississippi, United States in 1930. She died on 23 October 1985, in Union, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Glenfield Memorial Park, New Albany, Union, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lewis Henry
Ruby Mae Box
Luther Mitchell Garner
James Willis Henry Henry Sr
Pauline Henry
Clyde Odell Henry

Spouse and Children



    Luther Mitchell Garner


    James Willis Henry Henry Sr


    Pauline Henry


    Clyde Odell Henry


Parents and Siblings



    Emma T Box


    Annie Laurie Box


    Oma Lee Box




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 8

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Box in household of Hezekiah B Box, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby M Henry in household of James L Henry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby May Box in household of Hezzy Box, "United States Census, 1900"

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