YUBA COUNTY  Biographies





            Among the most interesting representatives of worthy pioneer families, Edward L. Case has never wanted for the friendship of a large circle glad to appreciate his exceptional qualities.  He is a native of Sutter County, and was born in the Grant district, on July 2, 1878, the descendant of one of the earliest of Sutter County families.  His father, Augustus D. Case, was a native of Indiana, who came to California and was a farmer of Sutter County; his death occurred in 1917.  His mother, Amanda Best before her marriage, is still living; she was brought across the plains to California when but six weeks old.  The story of this pioneer is given elsewhere in this historical work.  There were eight children in the Augustus D. Case family:  Edward L., Russell T., the twin sisters, Carrie and Cora, Chester A., Augustus H., Mary I. (deceased), and Ernest M.

            Edward L. Case attended school in Sutter County, and in 1895 he was graduated from Chestnutwood’s Business College, at Santa Cruz; and coming back to Sutter County, he managed the home farm for five years.  In 1900, however, he entered the employ of the S. D. Johnson Furniture Company at Marysville, and while he was gaining a thorough knowledge of the business, he advanced step by step until he became secretary and then manager of the company.  On January 1, 1922, he opened a furniture store of his own under the firm name of E. L. Case & Sons, at 431 Third Street, Marysville; and ever since then he ahs been enjoying a growing and prosperous trade.  Besides his commercial establishment, Mr. Case owns a vineyard of twenty acres of Thompson Seedless grapes in Sutter County.

            Mr. Case has four children by his first marriage, to Miss Anna Lisle, who was born in Sutter County of pioneer parents.  One of her cousins was Frank Bacon, the famous actor, who died at the height of his career, in 1922, while starring in the play of his own adaptation, “Lightnin’.”  Mrs. Case’s death occurred in 1919, and her surviving children are:  Edward L. Jr., a student in Marysville High School; Ralph H., in Yuba City High School; and Robert Elton.  Daniel Lisle died at two years of age.  Mr. Case was married a second time, in 1923, to Mrs. Queen (Roblin) Ruman, born in Sacramento County, whose parents were early settlers of that county.  Mr. Case is a member of Marysville Lodge No. 783, B.P.O.E.; and of Silver Oak Camp No. 185, W.O.W.; while in civic matters he is active as a member of the Marysville Merchants’ Association and the Chamber of Commerce.  For three years, from 1898 to 1901, Mr. Case was a member of the Marysville Fire Department, and he was a driver of the engine for a year and a half, and also was one of the relief drivers.  Those were the good old days, when going to a fire was like going to a picnic, -- for everyone save the man who was being burned out; and there was no doubt that our subject has some of the best stories to tell, if only he could be induced to spin a yarn or two.


History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924

p . 1247-1248



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