Tuesday, April 21, 2015

(LUKE) Alexander Garrick, Boiler Maker

Alexander Garrick joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his native Scotland in 1849, at the age of 18. He emigrated to New York in 1865, continuing on to Salt Lake City in 1878.

After a decade in Salt Lake, Alexander and a partner opened a boilermaker business, Garrick & Holmes. 

This photo was taken years after Alexander's death, hence
"Garrick & Holmes" has been changed to "Samuel Holmes"
[from Shipler Commercial Photographers Collection,
Utah Division of State History website]

They made boilers, water tanks, smoke stacks, and other iron works, promising good work at reasonable prices.

125 years later, the advertisement for their new business is again accessible.

from Salt Lake City, Utah, City Directory, 1893, p. 10

Their desire to “gain a share of public patronage” was apparently successful: the boiler works remained in business on South Temple Street for at least thirty years.

Line of descent:
Alexander Garrick (1831-1893)
Effie Clara Garrick (1883-1966)
Jennie Constance Adamson (1903-1975)
Zenda Constance Lang (1924-2005)

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