Robert Pringle of Edinburgh and Simsbury

Volume 12 Issue 1, Spring 2005

Pioneer in the Automobile Business in the Farmington Valley

Mary Pringle Mitchell has written this account of her father’s arrival in this country almost a century ago and the life he made for himself and his family.

My father, Robert Pringle, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1890 , the son of Mark and Mary Engle Pringle. He was the first in his family to immigrate to the United States. To come to another country with no contacts took a lot of courage and faith in yourself and your future. He came to this country on the S.S. Sicilian in 1914 and eventually settled in Simsbury in 1916. He arrived with a lot of hope, some clothes in his trunk and very little money in his pocket.

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