Solano County

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Among the earnest and enterprising men whose depth of character has gained for them prominent places in their respective communities and the esteem and confidence of their fellow citizens, stands Edwin H. Uhl, a well known rancher near Vacaville. He is a native of this locality and was born on the 15th of February, 1895, a son of Clarence J. and Lula M. (Thompson) Uhl. The Uhl family has long been established on the American continent, our subject's ancestral line here being traced back to 1760, when three brothers arrived in America, two of whom fought for the colonies during the war of the Revolution and were killed in that struggle for independence. Clarence J. Uhl was born in Milfersburg, Ohio, in 1865, a son of George W. and Susan (Korns) Uhl. He received a good education, and about the time he attained his majority he came to Vacaville, California, where he has since resided. He first was employed in stores and in the post office and then at farm work, and in 1892 he leased land. He prospered gradually, and in 1900 he began buying land, which he improved and set out chiefly to fruit. He is now the owner of two hundred and thirty-two acres comprising the home place near Vacaville, while his total holdings amount to about two thousand acres, devoted mainly to fruit, vineyard and pasture. The subject of this sketch is the only child born to him and his wife.

Edwin H. Uhl received a well rounded education. He attended the grammar school at Vacaville and subsequently attended successively Santa Clara University, Boone's private school and the University of California. His studies were interrupted, however, at the entrance of the United States into the World war, when he enlisted in the infantry branch of the service. He went into training, was commissioned a first lieutenant and was sent overseas, and he saw one year of active service in France. On his return to civil life Mr. Uhl came back to the home ranch and has since devoted himself to assisting his father in the management and operation of his extensive ranch interests. He is a wide-awake, enterprising and progressive man, thoroughly in touch with the most advanced ideas in horticulture, and is looked upon throughout the community as one of the foremost of the younger farmers of this locality.

On December 19, 1922, Mr. Uhl was married to Miss Helen McGinn. Politically he gives his support to the republican party and takes a com-mendable interest in every public issue that relates to the progress or prosperity of this section. Fraternally he is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, in which he has attained the Knight Templar degree of the York Rite. He also belongs to the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and he was master of the blue lodge in 1925. Mr. Uhl likewise has membership in the American Legion.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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