Samuel Yale, farmer, P.O. Windham, was born September 15, 1844, in Windham Township, this county, son of Edmund and Nancy (Russell) Yale, the former born in 1806 in Mahoning County, Ohio, and the latter in 1809 in Hamilton County, N.Y. They had a family of five children: Edwin, Celia, Sanford S. (died in the army during the late war of the Rebellion), Samuel and an infant (deceased). Edmund Yale was a good farmer, a thorough business man and an influential citizen. He died in 1878, and his loss was not only felt in his family but by the whole community. He widow still survives. Our subject was reared on a farm, his educational advantages being limited to the common schools of his township. He was married September 5, 1867, to Miss Salvilla S. Shibley, born in Windham Township, this county, March 30, 1848, and by her he has three children: Edmond, Alta C. and Edith A. Mr. Yale has made farming the principal occupation of his life, having no specialty but growing the usual crops and handling stock. He is a consistent member of the Congregational Church, energetic and enterprising. Mr. Yale is one of the substantial men of this township.


History of Portage County, Ohio, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885