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.
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
Oswego County, NY
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