Capt Boyce Murrell Box

24 August 1923–21 March 1996 (Age 72)
Hamilton, Texas, United States

The Life of Boyce Murrell

When Capt Boyce Murrell Box was born on 24 August 1923, in Hamilton, Texas, United States, his father, Robert Douthit Box Jr., was 31 and his mother, Zelma Mattie Ray, was 28. He lived in Coryell, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 8, Coryell, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 21 March 1996, in Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Randall, Texas, United States.

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Robert Douthit Box Jr.
Zelma Mattie Ray
Cloyce Kennedy Box
Capt Boyce Murrell Box

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Boyce Box in household of R D Box, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Boyce Box in household of Zelma M Box, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Boyce M Box, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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