Gregory Yale

Virginia, USA
Death 16 Jun 1871 (aged 53–54)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot WS - Laurel Hill Garden
Memorial ID 184819972 · View Source
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Lawyer - Came to California in 1850 from Jacksonville, Florida establishing a law practice in San Francisco where for a number of years he was associated with the law firm of Halleck, Peachy & Billings. He was also associated with Frank Turk and other San Francisco lawyers. Author of Legal titles to mining claims and water rights in CA [1867]

David Colbreth Broderick A single man with no near relatives, left an estate appraised at a quarter of a million, as no will was found in CA the Court appointed a special administrator. Subsequently a will was produced in New York City, and for more than fifteen years the Broderick will case occupied the courts. Thomas H. Williams, Gregory Yale, and other attorneys now buried at Laurel Hill and were engaged in the controversy.

Lone Mountain Cemetery Opened 28 Jun 1854 Renamed Laurel Hill Cemetery 1867

On 30 May 1854, Lone Mountain was dedicated as a cemetery, and Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker delivered the dedication address to the people of San Francisco. "In a tender and thrilling speech, "said Thomas Starr King some seven years later, "Colonel Baker devoted this cemetery to its hallowed purposes." He dwelt upon the great fact of immortality, and said: "The truth peals like thunder in our ear --thou shalt live forever!" The keynote of his theme was the idea that in this peaceful spot the pioneers would rest forever.

*Tombstones and Monuments left more than 90 days after the relocation were turned over to the Department of Public Works. They were re-purposed for sea wall construction at Aquatic Park, creation of a breakwater in the Marina, lining for rain gutters in Buena Vista Park, and erosion control at Ocean Beach. Closed: Bodies moved in 1939-1940


Gregory Yale
Died June 16, 1871
Aged 54 years

Gravesite Details burial 17 Jun Laurel Hill / Cypress Lawn Records



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