Fred Cruikshank Family
The Montpelier Examiner, June 24, 1910
Last Friday afternoon Donald, the 18 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cruikshank, fell off the foot bridge which crosses the irrigation ditch in front of Mrs. Ed Burgoyne's residence. Although there was only about five inches of water running in the ditch, there was sufficient force to the current to carry the little fellow under the bridge, where he was found by his mother within three minutes probably after he had fallen into the ditch.
A physician was hurriedly summoned and pending the arrival vigorous restorative remedies were supplied. It seemed doubtful of saving the child's life for some time after the doctor arrived, but after working hard wit hhim for an hour, he was pronounced out of danger.
Had he remained in the water another minute it
would have been impossible to have restored him to life.
The Montpelier Examiner, January 19, 1912
Fred Cruikshank, returned last Sunday from Blackfoot where he had been attending the quarterly meeting of the trustees of the insane asylum. Mr. Cruikshank stated the institution in in excellent condition and although the number of inmates has increased about 50 in the past year all are being well cared for.
There were 263 inmates in the asylum on the
first of this month.
The Montpelier Examiner, March 21, 1913
My but there will be a lot of Ford cars buzzing around these parts this summer. F L Cruikshank, local agent for the Ford, informed us last Monday that he has already sold 13 of these cars and all but two of them to Montpelier parties. The first carload shipment left the factory on March 1 and is expected here any day. The second shipment will be made April 1. The price of the Ford this year fully equipped is $675. This is $15 less than these cars sell for in Salt Lake, the difference being due to the advantage Montpelier has over the Utah city in freight rates.
The amount saved by purchasing at home is
nearly enough to pay the state license provided for in the new law, the license
ranging from $20 a year for 20 horsepower cars to $50 for the largest ones made.
The Montpelier Examiner, August 22, 1913
The "auto fever" is gradually spreading among
the farmers of Bear Lake County. Nephi Skinner of Nounan, being the last
one to fall victim to it. He is now driving a Ford, which he purchased
last Monday from Fred Cruikshank.
The Montpelier Examiner, January 23, 1914
As Postmaster Winters commission does not expire for about six months, we haven't heard much talk yet as to who will be in the race for the position. It is likely however that there will be no dearth of active candidates when the proper time arrives form them to host their lightening rods.
Those whom we have heard mentioned as being
probable aspirants for the office are, Jos Robinson, M B Cherry, James Smeath, J
F O'Connor and Fred Cruikshank. As each one of them has a good following
of friends it will make a lively contest, as all or two or three, decide to go
after the post office plum.
The Montpelier Examiner, October 11, 1934
CRUIKSHANK BLOCK BEING REMODELED
Workmen have been busy the last few days
tearing down the addition in the rear of the Fred Cruikshank building on
Washington Street. The addition has not been in use for several years
owing to faulty construction, so Fred decided the best thing to do was take it
down. Later he may build a new section in back of the present front
The Montpelier Examiner, March 3, 1938
F L Cruikshank recently accepted the chairmanship of the Better Housing program committee in this community at the request of Stewart McDonald Federal Housing Administrator.