Biography of Gilbert Pringle
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Pringle, Gilbert, Madrid, was born on a farm in Potsdam, June 25, 1834. Ralph Pringle, the father, was a native of England, born in Northumberland county. He married Janette Young. a native of Roxburyshire, Scotland. They had four children, only two of whom are living: Ralph, a farmer of Potsdam, and Gilbert. The early life of the latter was spent on the old homestead in Potsdam, His education was derived in the public schools and he took up farming. In 1867 he started out for himself on a farm of 115 acres, on the town line of Potsdam and Madrid, and for four years speculated in cattle and stock. In 1868 he sold the first farm and bought the Dailey farm of eighty one acres in Madrid. He stocked this place with young cattle for two years, and leased it two years, and in March, 1871, bought his present residence, known as the Daniel Forbes farm of 100 acres. Mr. Pringle has made nany valuable improvements to this property in the way of repairing the stone residence, erected over fifty years ago. He has also erected new barns and other outbuildings, and now has one of the best farms of this section. He has always been a firm Republican, but never aspired to public office. He and his family are members of the Reformed Presbyterian church of Potsdam, He married, March 1, 1871, Betsey, daughter of Thomas Bly the, a farmer of Waddinton, and they have two children: Elizabeth and Thomas Ralph.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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