Kenosha County WI Lyman Book Biographies

Herbert M. Yule

As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.

Among those active in real estate and insurance in Kenosha is Herbert M. Yule and during the two years in which he has carried on business along that line he has built up a large clientage. He was born in this city February 17, 1879, a son of Robert B. and Mary C. (Cady) Yule, who were early residents of Kenosha County. The paternal grandparents settled here in pioneer days but both are now deceased. Their son, Robert B. Yule, was born on a farm in the town of Somers and always devoted his attention to the occupation of farming through the period of his boyhood and youth. Later, however, he entered the employ of the Bain Wagon Company and rose to the position of foreman. Subsequently he removed to Chicago, where he engaged in the coal and expressing business until his retirement from active life. His last days were spent in Kenosha, where his widow still resides.

At the usual school age Herbert M. Yule began his education in Kenosha, passing through consecutive grades to the high school, and when his textbooks were put aside he obtained a position in the Simmons factory, but realizing how advantageous further education would be, especially along mechanical lines, he entered a manual training school in Chicago, where he pursued a three years' course. He then returned to Kenosha and accepted a clerical position in the Jeffery automobile factory. He there continued until about two years ago, when he turned his attention to the real estate and insurance business. He handles local property and keeps in touch with market values, knowing thoroughly the real estate business in its every phase. He has made himself equally familiar with the insurance business and handles fire, tornado and automobile insurance.

On the 29th of August 1906, Mr. Yule was united in marriage to Miss Catherine De Frang, who was born in Kenosha, and they now have two children, Gordon B. and Donald Lewis. Mr. Yule was reared in the Methodist faith, while his wife is a member of the Catholic church. In politics he maintains a non-partisan attitude save where questions of national importance are involved, when he votes with the Republican party. He belongs to the Royal League and is interested in questions and concerns of the present day but does not seek to figure prominently in office, preferring to concentrate his energies upon his business affairs. It is this determination to stick closely to business and to win his success along the lines of earnest, self-denying effort that is bringing him forward to the point of prosperity.

Typed by: Michelle Laycock

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