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Louis J. Crossley

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Louis John Crossley (1842-1891), of Dean Clough Mills, Halifax

1842 Born in Halifax

1851 Living in Halifax with his father John, a mat and carpet manufacturer, and step-mother Sarah Crossley[1][2]

1869 Carpet manufacturer and merchant; joined I Mech E[3]

1871 carpet manufacturer, living in Halifax with Hannah R Crossley 25, Annie M Crossley 4, Gerald B Crossley 2, Charles W Crossley 8 months[4]

1872 Became an associate of the Society of Telegraph Engineers; had worked for several years on the development of electrical experiments and its application to meteorology[5]

1877 Advanced to member of the Society of Telegraph Engineers

1885 of Halifax. Managing director of John Crossley and Sons; responsible for the engineering and machinery since 1870; 5000 employees; joined Inst of Civil Engineers; director of the Lancashire and Yorskshire Railway [6]

1891 Retired carpet manufacturer living in Halifax with Hannah R Crossley 44, Gerald B Crossley 22 Charles W Crossley 20, Hilda Crossley 19, Cyril Crossley 4[7]

1891 Died in Halifax[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. Biography of John Crossley, ODNB
  3. Mechanical Engineer Records
  4. 1871 census
  5. Electrical Engineer Membership Forms
  6. Civil Engineer Records
  7. 1891 census
  8. BMD