Beryl Bernice Box

1916–2002 (Age 85)
Trinity Center, Trinity, California, United States

The Life of Beryl Bernice

When Beryl Bernice Box was born on 27 August 1916, in Trinity Center, Trinity, California, United States, her father, Reuben Preston Box, was 28 and her mother, Anita Elsie Anderlini, was 21. She married Ralph Donald Orner on 9 March 1937, in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kimshew, Butte, California, United States in 1930 and Kimshew Judicial Township, Butte, California, United States in 1940. She died on 23 July 2002, at the age of 85, and was buried in Stirling City, Butte, California, United States.

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Beryl Bernice Box
Ralph Donald Orner
Marriage: 9 March 1937
Wayne Ralph Orner
Charlotte Adele Orner
Kenneth Dean Orner
Harold Donald Orner

Spouse & Children

9 March 1937
Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

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. 

Age 25

Japanese attack 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)

  • Beryl B Box in household of Anita E Box, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Beryl B Box in household of Ruben P Box, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Beryl B Orner in household of Ralph D Orner, "United States Census, 1940"

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