James Crossley Jr.

1 June 1816–15 June 1894 (Age 78)
Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Crossley Jr. was born on 1 June 1816, in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Crossley, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Brearley, was 43. He married Hannah Whiston on 29 February 1836, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 15 June 1894, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Crossley Jr.
Mary Jarvis
Marriage: 20 April 1840
Mary Ann Jarvis Smith Crossley
Joseph Jarvis Smith Crossley
Hannah Crossley
Sarah Crossley
William Crossley
Elizabeth Crossley
Ephraim Jarvis Crossley
Emma Crossley
Mary Crossley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1840Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 5
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 26
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Crossley in Mirfield, Yorkshire, named from Old English cros ‘cross’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Alternatively, a topographic name for someone who lived at a clearing with a cross, from Middle English cros + lei(e).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Jarvis Crossley & Martin's Handcart Company

    The Life of James Crossley And Wife, Mary Jarvis Compiled by Maurine A. Smith From essays by Sarah Crossley Sessions and daughter Hannah Sessions Burningham, with other data. Providence …

    Sources (53)

    • Mary V Furniss Sherman in household of Ivan Leigh Sherman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James Crassley in entry for John Crassley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Crossley, "United States Census, 1880"

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