Daniel Jones Crossley was the son of Henry Crossley of Hebden Bridge.
He was educated at Littlewood's School, Rochdale.
Around 1863, he set up business as a cotton manufacturer, D. J. Crossley & Sons.
On 13th May 1858, he married Hannah, daughter of John Riley, at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd.
The family lived at White Lee House, Mytholmroyd ; Fallingroyd House, Hebden Bridge .
On a journey to the USA, he was one of a group of travellers aboard a boat which capsized at Panama. One of the party lost a leg after being attacked by a shark or alligator.
For the last 7 years of his life, illness prevented him leading an active life
He lived at Fallingroyd, Hebden Bridge 
See John Riley
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