Alex was born ca. 1891 in Inverness-shire, Scotland. He homesteaded NW 19-74-5-W6 and NE 24-74-6-W6 in 1919, after having been discharged from the Canadian army. He did not stay in the area long and instead returned to Manitoba.
Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 437; Buffalo Trails p. 169