Biography of Dr. Joseph B. Ringland
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Joseph B. Ringland, M. D., of Oswego, has been engaged in the practice of medicine here since 1904. He was born at Oswego, May 23, 1878, the son of Joseph and Alice M. (Breen) Ringland.

Joseph Ringland was a native of Canada, born at Prescott. He was 20 years of age when he came to New York and settled in Oswego. For many years he was widely known in this section as the proprietor of the Ringland House in Oswego. He died in this city, Nov. 16, 1891. His wife, a native of Ireland, died March 22, 1928. Mr. Ringland was a Democrat in politics. There were three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Ringland: 1. Jennie Tifft, who met with an accidental death in 1929. 2. William John, who died in 1912. 3. Joseph B., the subject of this sketch.

Joseph B. Ringland attended the grammar and high schools of Oswego and subsequently took up the study of medicine at Syracuse University, from which he received a degree in 1902. After serving as interne in St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, Dr. Ringland came to Oswego to engage in the practice of medicine. Professionally he belongs to the Oswego Academy of Medicine, Oswego County Medical Society, New York State Medical Society, and American Medical Association. He is also a member of the staff of Oswego Hospital.

In July, 1918, Dr. Ringland enlisted for service in the World War and received the commission of captain in the Medical Corps, U. S. Army. He was stationed at General Hospital No. 5, Lakewood, N. J., and occasionally worked at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. After his discharge June 5, 1919, he resumed his practice in Oswego.

Dr. Ringland was married in February, 1906, to Miss Nellie Grace Pratt, of Oswego, the daughter of Silas B. and Louise (Rappleye) Pratt, of Oswego. To Doctor and Mrs. Ringland have been born three sons: 1. Joseph Pratt, born Jan. 2, 1908, a graduate of Phillips-Andover Academy, and Yale University, class of 1929. He is now identified with the New York Telephone Company, New York City. 2. Pratt, born April 16, 1911, a graduate of Phillips-Andover Academy, now a junior at Yale University. 3. Breen, born April 6, 1916, attends Oswego High School.

Dr. Ringland is a Republican, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club, Oswego Yacht Club, American Legion, and "40 and 8" Society and is a director of the Y. M. C. A.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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