Falconer, Alexander

Alexander Falconer, eldest son of Peter and Margaret Cumine Falconer, was born in the Parish of Nigg in the county Vincardine, the twenty fifth day of June 1859. After receiving his diploma from King’s College he entered at the age of sixteen the offices of North of Scotland Banking Co., at Aberdeen where he remained for seven years, working through the branch offices up to Chief Clerkship in his department at the head offices. His employed regarded him as thoroughly trustsworthy, accurate, diligent and obliging and recommendeds him highly to the Bank officals in Montreal where he next took a position with the Bank of British North America.
Before leavinvg Scotland he received a Certificate of Honor from the Bankers, Institute on taking a written examination on the Theory of Credit and Banking, an honor not lightly given in that conservation country. He also left in full Communion with the Church of Scotland, being a member of old Machar Church.
During the next fed years, he traveled widely working in various banks, thus gaining an extensive knowledge of the financial world and acquiring a culture not otherwise obtained.
In the winter of 1906-07, he came to Cheyenne on a visit to his brother (Cosmo “Scotty”) and family. Soon after he associated himself with the Cheyenne State Bank, remaining with this institution until his last illness. He proved himself a responsible and efficient assistant, gaining the esteem and confidsence of all with whom he came in contact. In ill health for more than a year, he bore his suffering with fortitude and performed his duties fasithfully and uncomplainingly till within a few weeks of his death. He made a great many friends while here who sorrow for his loss and who heartily sympathize with the bereaved relatives – A Friend. A Falconer is buried in the Cheyenne Cemetery.
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK 28AUG1913