Dr. Walter Box, the son of Roland Henry Box and Martha A. Barrett Box, was born August 24, 1865 in Texas and died June 30, 1928 at Santa Rosa Infirmary in San Antonio, Texas. According to his death certificate, he was living at the Hamilton Hotel. He was buried at Mission Burial Park in San Antonio.
He married Ada Chatman Box, the daughter of John Cheesman, who was born May 10, 1861 in Pennsylvania and died November 14, 1913 in San Antonio, Texas. She was buried at Cedarvale Cemetery, in Bay City, Section 2, Block 59. The death certificate recorded her address as 122 W. Houston, Ward 4, San Antonio, with the former or usual address as Houston, Texas.
1880 Census - Johnson County, TX
Dr. W. F. Box lived on lower Caney and is mentioned as being in Bay City. –Bay City Breeze, September 19, 1898
Dr. W. F. Box is having furniture, etc. hauled to his palatial residence here. Matagorda County Tribune, December 27, 1898
Dr. W. F. Box is spending the holidays at home. The Matagorda County Tribune, December 31, 1898
Dr. Box has returned from Houston and is busy rounding up cattle. Matagorda County Tribune, January 15, 1899
Our hospitable friend, Dr. W. F. Box, is sure a rustler. You would think so if you could see the amount of work he has done around his premises. The Matagorda County Tribune, January 21, 1899
Dr. W. F. Box has been on the sick list. The Matagorda County Tribune, February 11, 1899
Dr. Box has gone to Houston.
We regret very much to have Dr. Box leave us. He is going to make Houston his home in the near future. His equal as a neighbor is hard to find. The Matagorda County Tribune, March 18, 1899
Dr. Box has returned from Houston and is busy rounding up cattle. The Matagorda County Tribune, April 15, 1899
We had a severe wind and hail storm last week, and
one of Dr. Box's tenant houses, occupied by Thos. Hamilton, was
blown off the blocks and considerably damaged. Neighbor Jones says
he saw two bed quilts coming towards his home, but soon found that
they were around Hamilton. Tom's wife followed later.
Dr. Box is having his share of bad luck. One of his tenant houses, occupied by George Haily, burned down on Saturday night. The Matagorda County Tribune, April 29, 1899
Caspar Bell, of the Box-Bell Live Stock Commission Co., of Houston, is in this vicinity gathering up fat cattle to ship. Matagorda County Tribune, May 20, 1899
Dr. Box and wife, of Houston, are spending a few days in Coulterville looking after their plantation. Matagorda County Tribune, September 4, 1899
Vaughan and bride are moving to Dr. Box’s plantation. Matagorda
County Tribune, December 30, 1899
Dr. A. F. Box
returned from Van Vleck Sunday where he had been shipping cattle.
Dr. A. F. Box is fighting weeds and crab grass this week, and he is making good time. Matagorda County Tribune, July 24, 1903
Census - Houston, Harris County, Texas, Ward 3
1903-04 Houston Directory - p 97 - Box, W. F. retired physician, rooms 818 Main 2. also 1905
Dr. W. F.
Box has shipped between 500 and 600 chickens down here, which looks
like [he's] going strong in the poultry business. Matagorda
County Tribune, October 11, 1912
J. B. Hall is from
Louisiana and rents from Dr. W. F. Box. Mr. Hall has 30 acres of
very good corn; he planted 75 acres of cotton, but the recent heavy
rains destroyed it. He is preparing to plant over.
Dr. W. F. Box's farm will produce 200 bales of cotton and 5,000 barrels of corn this season. Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, August 21, 1914
On the W. F. Box’s farm 300 acres is planted to cotton and corn. Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, April 23, 1915
Census - San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Ward 5, Gunter Hotel
1922 Dallas Directory, a W. F. Box was living at the Waldorf Hotel
Dr. A. F. Box was the younger brother of Dr. Walter F. Box. Apparently Dr. A. F. Box never lived and worked as a physician in Matagorda County permanently, but he did work with his brother on the Matagorda County plantation in the early 1900s.
Dr. A. F. Box, 62 years, a native
Texan and retired physician, died at his home, 1722 East Commerce
Street, yesterday morning at 9:45 o’clock. Dr. Box is survived by
his wife, Mrs. Laura A. Box; two sons, Laurence A. and Roland B.;
and daughter, Mrs. B. O. Anderson, all of San Antonio.
San Antonio Express,
April 25, 1922
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