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Stephen Berkley Box
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1881
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1921
Houston County
Texas, USA

His Grandfather Benjamin Thomas Ellis Headright, Lone Pine, near Cut, Houston County TX. He was the fourth child of Missouri Almeda Ellis "Zudy" Box and Stephen Wesley "Wes" Box. "Steve" the only child to live always grievous over the death of his younger brother "Bennie" named Benjamin Box for his Grandfather "Ben Tom" Ellis. "Bennie" was seven years old and "Steve" eight years old they lived two miles from school. As they left school an electrical storm with blinding rain hit. Boy like they tried to out run the storm. The road ran through a grove of trees. Here thunder and electric flash of lighting caused the horse to hang Bert in a tree. Steve said he knew the horses were racing home so he did not look back he raced on. Their father was at the window watching, he opened the back door to help the children tie the horses. To Steve's horror his brother was missing. The Father jumped on the best horse to find his son hanging in a tree. Another son "Bert" Albert Box was eleven years old, at this time and he had waited at school for the storm to pass. Three years later 1893 the father died and "Zudy" Box and two sons stayed on the farm. Another tragedy witnessed by Aunt Jane Ellis Haddox who lived West of the old road, then the railroad, then Highway 19, and some acreage to "Zudy's" home. "Bert" Box age fifteen drove the milk cow into the barnyard, got off of his horse to, lock gate. He fell and the horse stepped on him crushing his chest and his skull. Aunt Jane blew the hunting-horn as she ran to the yard to ring the bell that called the family into action, 1890. Three years later "Wes" died and Mrs. M. A. Box and son "Steve" moved into Crockett, TX. A happy life began here three orphan Kin banded together and called themselves brother and sister. Mary Roxon's parents deceased and Marvin Ellis's mother died. Mary's Aunt had the three come to her home each afternoon. The three finished Crockett High School together. In the 11th grade a girl named Wylie L. Box moved from Coltharps, near Kennard, into Crockett. Wylie and "Steve" had never seen or heard of each other but found out their Grandparents were brothers. They shared the same Great-grand-parents Stephen F. Box and wife Keziah Box. This review, narrative, remains an enduring shrine to Stephen F. Box a remarkable scion of a pioneer family.
Following graduation Steve's mother died 31 Aug 1899 and Uncle James Berkley Ellis was made Guardian. Wylie graduated and she went to summer College to get her teacher's certificate returning home she married this double cousin, 12 September 1900. They moved into his Mother's Mrs. M. A. Box home and lived here until four children over crowded the home. By this time he was in the lumber business and the lumber yard was named BOX LEEDIKER. The idea of moving houses struck Steve; he bought acreage our of Chas, Stokes Homestead and moved the house over a mile. This feat was a town curiosity. In this improved home another son born James Nelson Box. The older children were Williams Alton Box, carrying Williams Family name of Mary W. Box of Laurens County, South Carolina the mother of Stephen F. Box-so the story goes. Roy Edgar Box named for Roy Dupree and Dr. Edgar Stokes. Wylie Edna Box continuing a Coweta County Georgia Wylie Family and Edna for Ellis and Box families. Stephen Lloyd Box named for his Father-Grandfather and Great-great-grandfather. Steve Box died 5 April 1921, at home, buried Glenwood Cemetery Crockett, TX. Mrs. Steve Box (nee Wylie Lacy Box) was visiting the widow of Marvin Ellis became ill and was in a Hospital several weeks in San Antonio, she died here in Bexar County TX 26 April 1928. She is buried beside Steve in Crockett, TX.



 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Wesley Box (1840 - 1893)
  Missouri Almeda Ellis Box (1857 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Wylie Lacy Box Box (1883 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  Roy Edgar Box (1904 - 1982)*
  Wylie Edna Box Riley (1907 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Ellis Box (1877 - 1882)*
  Hattie Edna Box (1879 - 1879)*
  Albert Box (1880 - 1895)*
  Stephen Berkley Box (1881 - 1921)
  Benjamin Box (1883 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
s/o Stephen Wesley
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Carol Ann Hoch
Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50320001
Stephen Berkley Box
Added by: Mary English Barton
 
Stephen Berkley Box
Added by: Tom Streetman
 
 
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Life brings tears, smiles, and memories: the tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories live on forever.
- Carol Ann Hoch
 Added: Sep. 26, 2011
 
 
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