Alexander & Alice McCarthy

Alexander Frederick McCarthy was born in London, England on May 5, 1874. Alex, or Mac, as he was known, moved to Canada with his parents at the age of five.

Alice Maud Doody was also born London. Her birthdate was August 26, 1872. She moved to Canada at the age of twenty.

Mac and Alice met in Canada, and were married on December 2, 1897. After their marriage, they lived in Toronto until 1902, when they moved to a farm in Kottke Valley Township, McHenry County, North Dakota. They homesteaded there.

Mac was a carpenter and a cabinet maker. He constructed all of the buildings on his farm, including the house, barn, granary, and a double garage. Both he and his wife worked very hard, remaining on the farm until poor health forced them to move into town.

Alex and Alice had three daughters. They were Nina, Edith, and Alice.

Alexander McCarthy died on May 25, 1946 at the age of seventy-two. Alice McCarthy passed away on April 12, 1949, at the age of seventy-seven. Their funerals were held at the Congregational Church, with the Reverend Amel Whitwer conducting.

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