Biography of Joseph B. Pringle
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Joseph B. Pringle. - Widely known throughout St. Lawrence County as cashier of the State Bank of Norwood, Mr. Pringle is identified with the business and civic life of that community, also being treasurer of the Norwood Savings Building & Loan Association. He was born at Norwood, July 20, 1875, the son of Ralph and Nancy (Blaine) Pringle.

Ralph Pringle was born at Norwood and died there Jan. 3, 1916. He attended the public schools of Potsdam and as a young man engaged in general farming with his father. He became successful as a dairyman and in 1911 retired and removed to Norwood. Mr. Pringle was a Republican and held the office of school trustee and supervisor of highways. He was a deacon of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Nancy (Blain) Pringle was born at Haliville, Ontario, and died at Norwood, Jan. 9, 1908. To Mr. and Mrs. Pringle were born six children: 1. Ralph W., who is principal of University High School at Normal, Ill. 2. Eliza, who died in 1871. 3. William George, who died in 1914. 4. Gilbert John, insurance, lives at Norwood. 5. Lydia, the widow of Samuel Steinburg, lives at Ogdensburg. 6. Joseph B., the subject of this sketch.

Joseph B. Pringle was reared and educated at Norwood and is a graduate of Norwood High School and Albany Business College. In 1896 he became associated with the Madrid State Bank at Madrid, N. Y., where he remained as bookkeeper until 1900. In that year he came to Norwood and became bookkeeper for the State Bank, in which capacity he served until 1907. He was assistant cashier from 1907 until 1917 and has since been cashier. He was also identified with the Norwood Casket Company as treasurer until 1920 when the business was liquidated.

On May 2, 1900, Mr. Pringle married Miss Elizabeth H. Hall of Norwood, the daughter of John and Mary (Peacock) Hall. Both were natives of St. Lawrence County. He died in 1892 and his wife died in 1919. They are buried at Norwood. To Mr. and Mrs. Pringle were born three children: 1. Mary H., born Sept. 9, 1901, married Benjamin Seeber, lives at Fulton, N. Y. 2. Beatrice N., born July 9, 1905, a graduate of Cornell University, class of 1927. She married Cariton C. Spear, and lives at Syracuse. 3. Homer C., born July 26, 1910, a graduate of Bentley School of Accounting and Finance, Boston. He is now identified with the Boorman Stone Products Association.

Mr. Pringle is a Republican, a member of the Congregational Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Chamber of Commerce.


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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