son of George & Leah (Welliver) Crossley
Born May 16 1826
Died Dec 23 1897
daughter of John & Margarette Wertman
Born Oct 28 1831
Died Feb 28 1876
(Died 4 days after her last child was born)
Lydia Jane Crossley 1855 – 1927 m. Isaac Confer
** See Notes under the 1860 Census.
Date from tombstone
In 1900 we find that William & Sarah had 7 children living with them - Willard E, Mary J, M. Helen, Jesse Jacob, Franklin P., William Allen & 3 month old John S. Clara Bloomer & Hugh Ervin, ages 17 & 18, also lived with them, listed as servants.
William died just one year after this census, leaving a lot of young children. His wife Sallie remarried to Willet Hiram Snyder, also a widower. His first wife died in 1900. Her obit tells us that she had 7 step children in addition to 9 of her own children. She had 4 children with her second husband, so at least two of her children from her first marriage died before she did in 1946.
Name William H. Crossley
George Dallas Crossley died in 1878, Age 8.
In the 1880 census, Charles is age 6.
In 1900 there is a Charles Albert Crossley, born September 1873, in Sugarloaf, Luzerne County PA. Listed as a teamster, married to Edith with a daughter Arlene. In 1910 Charles is a carpenter in a car shop, in Westmoreland County PA. His children are Arlene 10, Rolans S. 8, Alton C 5, Charles S. 3, and Alberta 11 months. Arlene died age 16.
Sometime before 1917 (when the draft registration cards were filled out) Charles and his brother Elmer went to work as sheet metal workers at Edeo G. Budd Co.
"The Budd Company was a 20th-century metal fabricator, a major supplier of body components to the automobile industry and a manufacturer of stainless steel passenger rail cars. Budd was founded in 1912 in Philadelphia by Edward G. Budd, whose fame came from his development of the first all-steel automobile bodies in 1913 and, in the 1930s, his company's invention of the "shotweld" technique for joining pieces of stainless steel without damaging its anti-corrosion properties."
The draft card for him tells us that his wife's name is Edith Verdilla, and that his birthday is September 22 1872. Census records tell us he married Edith in 1899. Find a Grave shows Edith's parents, her maiden name being Rittenhouse, buried near them in Conyngham PA.
In 1920 he lives at 1719 W. Pacific St, Philadelphia, and is chief metal worker at the Budd Mfg company. Children Rolans, Alson, Charles & Alberta are living with them.
In 1930 he lives at 68 North Sydenham St, Philadelphia Pa. He's listed as a mechanic for automobile company. His children Alberta, Roland & Stanley still live at home.
The death certificate for this Charles Albert Crossley tells us that he died February 6th 1933 of tuberculosis. He was a sheet metal worker, and was buried in Conynghan PA. His death certificate does not list any parents.
His marriage application tells us he married C. Hendershot on Octover 13 1897 in Montour County PA. His occupation is listed as farmer.
In 1910 Hiram & Mira are living at 346 East St, Bloomsburg, Columbia County Pa. Hiram is working at the Electic Light Co. They have 3 children, Harold S. age 9, Margaret H. age 7& Warren E age 8 months. Lizzie Achenbach, a widowed boarder, age 53, also lives with them.
Sometime before 1917 (when the draft registration cards were filled out) Hiram and his brother Charles went to work as sheet metal workers at Edeo G. Budd Co.
In 1920 they live at 3525 Judson Street Philadelphia. He works at an "auto firm" (which would probably the the Ed. Budd company) Children Howard, Margaret & Warren are listed with them, as well as Charles M. Hendershot, Mira's brother.
In 1927 Charles Arthur Confer died, Elmer Crossley (his uncle), from Wilkes Barre, attended the funeral. In 1930 Hiram is listed as Elmore in the census. They have moved to Maffet St, Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County Pa, where they own their home. Hiram is now working in a lumber yard. Both Warren & Margaret still live at home. In 1933 he's found in the city directory at the Wilkes Barre address. He died September 1 1943 in Philadelphia. His death certificate tells us he died of Paralaysis Agriatans due to Arteriosclerosis & that he also had Pyelonephristis and was emaciated. It lists his wife's name as Mira C, his occupation as the foreman in a lumber yard, and tells us he was buried in Green Tree,Oaks PA.
Buried In Long's Cemetery, Montour County PA
From PA 42, on the west edge of Bloomsburg between US 11 and I-80, go west on Frosty Valley Road 6.5 miles to Columbia Hill Road. Turn right on Columbia Hill Road and go 2 miles. The site is on the left, just past Welliver Road, in front of the cemetery.
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Long's Church was erected in 1869. For most of its existence it was on the Buckhorn charge ― whose May 17, 1927, quarterly conference authorized the sale of the building. Some reports indicate this structure was also known as the Frosty Valley Church, but it is believed that the Frosty Valley building was on Frosty Valley Road in Columbia Vounty.
The building was sold to a John Arnwine on August 20, 1928. It was used as the West Hemlock Township Community Hall for many years until 2008, when the township erected a new building to the north and tore down the old church. The old church stood in the parking lot in front of the cemetery and to the left of the present township building.