From "History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains," Vol. III, pg. 325. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. Chicago, 1920.
Alexander Cruickshank is a successful sheepman who resides on a thirty-acre ranch a half a mile east of Emmett and owns altogether five hundred and sixty acres of land in Gem county. He was born in Scotland on the 7th of January, 1860, and there spent the first twenty-two years of his life. In 1882 he emigrated to the United States and took up his abode in Nebraska, where he made his home for many years before coming to Idaho in 1904. Here he has won prosperity in the sheep industry and has come into possession of five hundred and sixty acres of excellent land in Gem county, making his home on a tract of thirty acres east of Emmett.
On the 16th of September, 1895, Mr. Cruickshank was united in marriage to Miss Annie Stewart, of Denver, Colorado, who was born in Scotland, October 13, 1867, and who came to the United States when nineteen years of age. They became acquainted while visiting at Leadville, Colorado, and were there married. To them have been born four children, as follows: Wesley S., who is married; George A., Donald F., who was at Camp Funston when the armistice was signed that terminated hostilities between Germany and the allies; and Mary M., who is sixteen years of age and is a senior in the Emmett high school.
Mr. Cruickshank gives his political allegiance to the republican party, while fraternally he is identified with the Knights of Pythias. His wife was one of the founders of the First Presbyterian church of Emmett and has ever taken an active and helpful part in its work. Mr. Cruickshank has never had occasion to regret his detrmination to establish his home on this side of the Atlantic, for here he has found opportunities which he sought and through their wise utilization has won a place among the prosperous and representative ranchmen of Idaho.
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