Biography of Alexander Garrick

Alexander Garrick, born June 8, 1845, in Delaware County, New York, is a second-generation American with deep Scottish roots. Son of William and Elisabeth Garrick, Alexander was raised on the family farm and educated in local schools. In 1874, he moved west to Cedar County and later to Faulk County, South Dakota, in 1883, where he claimed 160 acres near Cresbard. By 1890, he had acquired a large ranch near Faulkton, engaging in diversified farming and cattle raising. A dedicated public servant, he served on the county board of commissioners and school board. Alexander married Elizabeth Cowan in 1870, and they have five children: James, Isabella, William, Alexander A., and one unnamed.

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