Alfred Ernest Cross, rancher, brewer (b at Montréal 26 June 1861; d there 10 Mar 1932). A graduate of Ontario Agricultural College and Montreal Veterinary College, Cross came to Calgary in 1884 as veterinarian and assistant manager of the British-American Horse Ranch Co. In 1885 he started his own ranch, the A7, becoming one of the West's most prominent cattlemen and one of the "Big Four" founders of the CALGARY STAMPEDE
. The A7 is still owned by the Cross family and remains one of the largest ranches in the West. In 1892 he founded the Calgary Brewing and Malting Co and in 1899 he was elected Conservative MLA for the NWT.
DAVID H. BREEN
David H. Breen, The Canadian Prairie West (1983).