William Bernard Crosby

11 November 1886–July 1971 (Age 84)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Bernard

William Bernard Crosby was born on 11 November 1886, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of William Henry Crosby and Kate Ella Crosby. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Elsie Bandanna Carr. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Conneaut Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1930. In 1936, at the age of 50, his occupation is listed as . He died in July 1971, at the age of 84, and was buried in Boardman, Mahoning, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bernard Crosby
Elsie Bandanna Carr
Mary E Crosby
William Crosby
Jesse Naomi Crosby
Robert H Crosby
Mildred F Crosby

Spouse and Children



    Mary E Crosby




    Robert H Crosby


    Mildred F Crosby


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Crosby


    Kate Ella Crosby




World Events (8)

1887 · The Michelson-Morley Experiment

Age 1

In an attempt to detect a medium of space called aether, Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley started to experiment to see if there was any relative motion of matter through light waves. The result was negative and is generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the aether theory. Even though it has failed multiple times, the same type of experiment has been repeated many times with higher amounts of sensitivity to the sensors.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland and northern England that are named with Old Norse kross ‘cross’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Scottish and English surname (see 1 above) adopted by bearers of Gaelic Mac an Chrosáin ( see McCrossen ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William S Crosby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William S Crosby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W. S. Crosby in household of Wm. H. Crosby, "United States Census, 1900"

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