Born: No­vem­ber 28, 1857, New Cham­bers­burg, Ohio.

Died: March 24, 1929, Al­li­ance, Ohio.

Buried: Moul­trie Cha­pel Ce­me­te­ry, Moul­trie, Ohio.



Daniel was the son of Ro­bert Crist and Ma­ry Ruff, and hus­band of Ma­ry Ann Reed (mar­ried 1882).

He be­came su­per­in­ten­dent of the Os­na­burg grade school in 1880, and for three years was su­per­in­ten­dent at New Frank­lin.

He gra­du­at­ed from Ohio North­ern Uni­ver­si­ty in 1882, and taught school in Co­lum­bi­ana and Stark Coun­ty, Ohio, for 14 years.

In 1901, he was elect­ed to the Ohio state le­gis­la­ture, and be­came a state sen­at­or in 1905.

Crist was com­pos­ing as ear­ly as 1888, and at least through 1910, when he scored the Flow­er Girl Waltz.

He worked for 30 years as a suc­cess­ful mu­sic pub­lish­er, start­ing in Moul­trie, Ohio, where he al­so taught, farmed, and in New Al­ex­an­der, served as a church mu­sic di­rect­or and Sun­day school su­per­in­ten­dent.

In 1915, he moved to Al­li­ance, Ohio, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Peo­ples Bank of Al­lia­nce.