Biography of Dr. William N. Pringle
Cambria County, PA Biographies

Dr. William N. Pringle is among the leading physicians and surgeons of Johnstown and a representative of one of the old families of Cambria County. He was born in Pittsburgh, and is the son of Alexander B. and Sarah A. (Barnett) Pringle.

Alexander B. Pringle, deceased, was born in Croyle Township, Cambria County, Sept. 17, 1829, the son of William and Elizabeth (Bolwine) Pringle. His paternal grandfather, Phillip Pringle, was born in the eastern part of the state, but at a very early date settled in Cambria County. Alexander B. Pringle remained on the farm until 1861, when he became identified with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as a freight conductor between Altoona and Pittsburgh. In 1864 he enlisted for service in the Civil war and was a member of Company D, Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, with whom he served until the close of the war. In 1873 Mr. Pringle purchased a farm in Summerhill Township, Cambria County, which he operated until 1884, when he removed to Conemaugh, where he died in 1902. He was a stanch Republican, a member of the United Brethren Church, and Grand Army of the Republic. His wife is also deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Pringle the following children were born: Dr. William N., the subject of this sketch; Dr. Allison A., lives retired at Hot Springs, Ark.; Harry B., died in 1911; Edgar E., an engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad, lives at Conemaugh, Pa.; Charles W., lives at Wilkinsburg, Pa.; Cora M., died in 1886; Fanny E., died in 1886; and Ida, died in infancy.

Dr. William N. Pringle attended the public schools of Wilmore, Pa., and was graduated from the medical department of West Penn Medical College, now identified with the University of Pittsburgh. He received his degree in 1889 and in that year engaged in practice at Conemaugh, but lost his possessions during the flood of 1889. Two years later he established his present practice in Johnstown, which has become extensive. Doctor Pringle is identified with the Cambria County, Pennsylvania State, and American Medical associations. His offices are at 413 Locust Street.

In 1884 Doctor Pringle was united in marriage with Miss Mazie A. Kreider, who died in November, 1889. They had a son, Jay Earl, born in 1885, who lives in Johnstown, where he conducts a garage. Doctor Pringle has three grandchildren: Clarence, Marion and Betty Pringle.

In 1909 Doctor Pringle made a trip around the world and has traveled very extensively, having traveled a total of 100,000 miles. He has been in all the foreign countries and principal cities of the world. He has written articles from time to time for newspapers about his travels. He has accumulated enough data and manuscript to compile a book.

Doctor Pringle is an excellent citizen of Johnstown, and one whose life means much to the community.

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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