75th Birthday for Harriet and Mary Esther Pringle
- Marjorie Ruddy
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- Item Types:
- Black and white negative of a photograph of the Pringle sisters on the occasion of their 75th birthday. Harriet Wilson (nee Pringle) is on the left and Mary Esther Cormack (nee Pringle) on the right. They are seated in wicker chairs in a garden.
- Harriet and Mary Esther Pringle were twin daughters of James Pringle, a Whitby hotel keeper, and his wife, Mary Corbett. The twins were born 23 July 1863 in the National Hotel at the north-east corner of Brock and Water Streets at Port Whitby.
The Pringle twins were the first children to be baptized in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church which opened in November 1859.
In 1955 Harriet became Whitby's Centennial Queen being, at the age of 92, the town's oldest native resident. Mary died at Whitby 31 May 1950 and Harriet died at Whitby 17 June 1957.
The John Pringle family came to Canada from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1833. In 1836 the family relocated to Whitby from Cobourg.
- Date of Original:
- 23 July 1938
Width: 12 cm
Height: 10 cm
- Local identifier:
- Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
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- Copyright Statement:
- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
- Recommended Citation:
- 75th Birthday for Harriet and Mary Esther Pringle, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives 19-020-001.
- Reproduction Notes:
- Scanned from copy negative.
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