Biography of John C. Yule

JOHN C. YULE. A resident of Alexandria since 1899, when he came to this city to enter the employ of the Alexandria Paper Company, John C. Yule has been closely identified with the business interests of this flourishing commercial center during the past fifteen years and has fairly won the right to be named among those who have aided in this locality ‘s advancement. As sales manager for these mills, Mr. Yule has greatly extended the scope of the company’s business and as a citizen his adopted community has found in him one who has had its best interests at heart. He was born at Holland Landing, Province of Ontario, Canada, on May 4, 1872, and is a son of Andrew and Mary (Watson) Yule, His father, who still resides in Canada, is an employee of the English government and a well-known official of his community, Five children were borne to Andrew and Mary (Watson) Yule, namely: Watson, John C., Edwin Watson, E. B. and Walter S.

The early education of Mr. Yule was secured in the public and high schools of Aurora, and subsequently this was supplemented by a course in a commercial college in the city of Toronto, Following his graduation there from, he adopted the profession of educator, and for several years was engaged in teaching school in Canada, but in January, 1893, migrated to the United States, and for three years was engaged in railroading in Wisconsin. He next identified himself with the National Bank of Neenah, Wisconsin, but after four years went to Dallas, Texas, and was there connected with a publishing house until 1899, when he came to Alexandria, Indiana, to enter the employ of the Alexandria Paper Company, of which his brother, Edwin Watson Yule, is secretary and treasurer, He at once joined the selling force of this venture and his success in popularizing the company’s products gained him steady advancement until now he is capably filling the responsible position of sales manager, being at the head of an able, well-trained corps of salesmen, who under his direction have made this one of the leading concerns of its kind in the State. He is possessed of marked executive ability and to this has been added a progressive spirit and modern methods of attracting business that have caused him to be recognized as one of the leading men of his calling in the Middle West.

Mr. Yule was married (first) December 15, 1897, to Miss Dora Rynerson, who died February 2, 1899, leaving one child, Byron, His second marriage occurred May 14, 1903, when he was united with Miss Grace J. Crouse, of Alexandria, daughter of Jacob S. Crouse, Three children have been born to this union George E., Mary E. and John C., Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Yule are consistent members of the Christian church, and have been liberal in their support of religious and charitable movements. He enjoys the privileges of membership in the local lodge of the Masonic fraternity.



Forkner, John. History of Madison County, Indiana: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1914.

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