Joseph B. Pringle

(July 20, 1875-January 14, 1946)


Joseph B. Pringle, 70, died Monday evening at his home on Prospect street, Norwood, He had been in poor health for some time, but recently suffered an attack on the grip.


Mr. Pringle was born in the town of Potsdam, July 20, 1875, the son of Ralph and Nancy Blair (possibly Blain, per Marty Hall) Pringle. He attended Norwood high school and Albany Business College, after which he went into the bank at Madrid, then came to Norwood State Bank where he had been for the pat 45 years. On account of ill health he retired in November, 1945.


He was a trustee of the Norwood Library for several years and a member of

What Cheer Lodge, F. and A.M. of Norwood, also a member of the Congregational church.


He married Miss Elizabeth Hall of Daily Ridge.


Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin (Mary) Seeber of Fulton and Mrs. Carlton (Beatrice) Spear of Syracuse, one son S/2c Homer Pringle is now in service. Also two brothers and one sister, Ralph W. Pringle of Normal, Illinois, John Pringle of Norwood, and Mrs. Liddie Steinberg of Norwood. Six grandchildren also survive.


Funeral services were held from the residence, 33 Prospect St., Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. John R. Gee pastor of the Congregational church of Norwood, officiating. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood.


(From the Wednesday, January 16, 1946 edition of the Potsdam Courier & Freeman, courtesy of Marty Hall).