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Among the nationalities which have contributed to American citizenship none is more notable for those qualities which make for worthy success in life than the Scotchman. Wherever his lot may be cast he is a worker, a saver and a planner, and he is patriotic and progressive. Such a man was the subject of this brief notice, who came to California in 1849, and died in Sacramento, July 17, 1878.

From his native Scotland, Mr. Yule came to the United States and eventually he settled at St. Joseph, Mo., which was an important station on the old overland trail. March 10, 1849, he left for California, crossing the plains with ox-teams, and arrived at Yreka, Cal., October 20 following. From Yreka he came to Sacramento, where he identified himself with leading interests, commercial and financial in their character. It is probable that he gave as much attention to operations in real estate as to any other business, but he at one time owned various newspapers in Sacramento.

September 30, 1865, Mr. Yule became a member of the California Pioneers' Association, by authority of which the following tribute was published in the Sacramento newspapers soon after his death: "Resolved, That while we bow with humble submission to the will of the Most High, we are reminded that our ranks are being- thinned, and in the death of Brother Yule we have lost a faithful member of our society and the community an upright and energetic citizen. Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved companion in her afiBiction. Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the records of our society and a copy be presented to the widow of our deceased brother." These resolutions were dated July 27, 1878, and signed by a committee of four, and four of the pallbearers who bore Mr. Yule to his grave were representatives of the society. His widow, Mrs. Anna Yule, resides in Sacramento. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011