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Fayette County, Iowa  

 History Directory

Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910

Author: G. Blessin


B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana


Vol. I, Biographical Sketches



~Page 11283~


Frank Pringle

For a town of its size, Clermont has exceptional facilities in the line of restaurants, for the men who own and operate its restaurants are above the average of restaurant keepers, men whose skill and wisdom applied to their business have shown them how to please the people and to make money. Mr. Pringle has, by careful attention to his business, by making it his first and most important care, established his restaurant as second to none in this part of the state. In this, as in every other business, trade or profession, it takes brains and perseverance to win, and that they do win, Mr. Pringle as demonstrated. Frank Pringle was born in Clermont, Fayette county, Iowa, on February 20, 1871, the son of George Pringle and Jane Lumberner Pringle, who came to Clermont and settled in the village. His father was a wagon and carriage maker, and also a carpenter by trade. While at Clermont he was known as an exceptionally good workman. He was a faithful Republican, one of those rank and file workers who does not aspire to office. Mrs. Pringle, who was a member of the Methodist church and a very pious woman, died at Clermont in 1908. They were the parents of seven children, five of whom survived their mother. Mr. Pringle is now living in San Francisco. Frank Pringle grew up in Clermont, attended its common and high schools, and was engaged in various occupations, including three years of farming, before opening up a restaurant in 1903, in which he has prospered so much that he wishes he had gone into the business sooner. He is a Republican, was constable for six years, and is a member of the present council, on which he has served for six years. On December 17, 1892, Mr. Pringle led to the matrimonial alter Anna Hendershott, a daughter of John Hendershott, mentioned in this work. Since they have lived happily and had five children to enter their home, all bright, healthy and promising young people. The biographer is always pleased when it falls to him to record the history of an enterprising business man like the present subject, for on men like him the prosperity of our country depends.

~transcribed for the Fayette Co IAGenWeb Project by Marsha Hymen


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