Biography of Ralph G. Pringle
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Pringle, Ralph G., Madrid, was born on a farm in Madrid, on the Potsdam town line, August 17, 1860, a son of William Pringle and Mary B. Goldie William Pringle was the twin brother of Gilbert Pringle, the oldest sons of Ralph Pringle. He was born June 25, 1834, in the town of Potsdam, and was educated in the common schools, and assisted his father on the farm until his marriage in 1859. His father had bought a farm in 1857 and William moved there after his marriage, and made his home there seven years. In 1866 he bought a farm of 118 acres, which he afterwards increased to 178, by the purchase of sixty acres known as the Hall lot. It was on this farm Mr. Pringle spent the balance of his days. In politics he was an active Republican, and held the office of assessor and commissioner of highways. He was always interested in church work and for many years was a member of the Reformed church of Potsdarn, also of Norfolk Grange. He held the highest esteem and respect of his townspeople. Charitable and liberal to a fault, his death was a severe blow to the town and a great loss to his family. He died November 14, 1889. His widow and four children survive him. These children are: William J., principal of Northfield public school in Minnesota, a graduate at Grinnell, Ia.; Samuel J., a blacksmith of California; Margaret J., a graduate of Potsdam Normal School; and Ralph G. The latter was educated in the common schools and Madrid public schools, and took up farming. At the death of his father he assumed the management of the farm, which became his at his death. He conducts it as a dairy, with twenty two cows and other stock. Mr. Pringle is a member of the Congregational church of Madrid. He is one of the directors of the Madrid Branch Genesee Building and Loan Association, and a member of Madrid Grange No. 727, of which he is the overseer.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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