James was born about 1873. He passed away about 1955.
from theChase County Leader-News, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Jan 18, 1894: Pringle & Pracht
Married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pracht, on Jan. 1, 1894, at 7 p. m. James Pringle and Miss Stella E. Pracht, both of Middle creek.
The solemn and impressive words which joined two hearts together were spoken by Rev. Henry Pracht, of Burns. The bride wore a dress of pale blue silk with silk lace trimming, no jewelry except wedding ring and watch, a gift from the groom. The groom was attired in the conventional black.
Forty friends and relatives who wit- nessed the ceremony sat down to a feast prepared by the hostess. The tables fairly groaned with everything good to eat, After supper the time was spent in singing, playing games and telling old stories. A happier crowd we never met, every body at their best.
The bride and groom are among Middle creek's most popular and respected young people and will be greatly missed by their young associates. They have the congratulations of their many friends. A number of pre- sents were received of which the following is a partial list: Bedroom set, Wm. Pringle, father of groom; parlor lamp, L. S. Palmer and wife; Bible, Fred Pracht and wife; Table cloth, Mrs. Lew Campbell; syrup pitcher, Clem Jeffrey; lamp, L. W. Pratt and wife; lace pillow shams, A. Billings and wife; picture. and frame, P. C. Jeffrey; lamp, Valentine Englert; Towels, Miss Nora Pratt; Bed spread, Riley Stotts; table cloth, Ed Rhea and wife; towels, Tom Wells; parlor set, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pracht, parents of bride; table cloth and napkins, Mrs. Pringle; lamp, A. F. Holman and wife; Towels; George McCullick; fruit dish and set of glasses, Wm. Pringle; towels, Mattie Pringle; butter dish, Mrs. J. T. Pratt, silver butter knife, Mrs. Rella Stotts; chair tidy, Fred Pratt, lamp, Mrs. Fred Pracht. A. GUEST.
March 30 1955 Chase County Leader: James Riley Pringle passes at age of 82 James Riley Pringle, son of William Riley and Margaret Pringle, was born in Elmdale, Chase County, Ks. Feb 28, 1873 and passed away in the Wesley hospital, Wichita, March 19, 1955 at the age of 82 years and 19 days. He was united in marrieage to Estella Pracht, Jan 1, 1894 at Elk, Ks. to this union 6 children, 2 sons and 4 daughters were born. they lived on a farm in Chase County until 1907 when they moved to a farm near Valley Center where Mrs. Pringle died in Nov 1913. Mr. Pringle joined the Methodist church at an early age in Valley Center, and also the Masonic lodge. On march 28, 1926 he was united in marriage to Clara Mae Carter, of Wichita, Ks. and to this union one daughter was born. they lived near Wichita until 1935 when they moved to a farm near Howard, Ks. At the time of his death he was a retired farmer residing in Howard. Preceding him in death were one daughter, Beulah Myers and one son, Harold W. Pringle. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow Clara, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Alberta Grandfield, Mrs. Juanita Rains, Betty Pringle, of Wichita, and Mrs. Doraothy Richards of Veyay Ind; 1 son, Kenneth H. Pringle, Kansas City, Mo; 1 step daughter, Mrs. Mildred Winrod, St. Louis Mo; 2 step-sons, Chester and Harold Carter of Wichita; 1 sister, Mrs. Mar Cowan, Nickerson; a brother, Alfred Pringle, Strong City; 2 half brothers, Roy and Walter Pringle, both of Kansas City, Mo; 17 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.
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