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The name of Emery B. Tyler is well known in professional circles of San Bernardino, his native city, by reason of his legal attainments and broad experience as an attorney and counselor. He was born February 14, 1868, a son of Uriah U. Tyler, who was a native of New York state and left home at the age of eighteen years. Coming to San Bernardino as a pioneer of 1852, the father was one of the first mail carriers in this part of the state. On one of his trips he left Los Angeles with the mail, driving a yoke of steers attached to the running gear of a wagon, and at El Monte met several passengers who were awaiting the stage to San Bernardino. Although not overjoyed at the idea of making the journey on the wagon reach, it was either that or wait indefinitely for other transportation, so they took the trip, negotiating the distance successfully but not comfortably. Uriah U. Tyler afterward engaged in ranching in various parts of California, following agricultural pursuits in this state until his death in 1883. As a young man he had married Rachel M. Moore, who was born in Illinois and is also deceased. They had a family of seven children, of whom four survive.

After attending San Bernardino Academy, Emery B. Tyler enrolled as a student in the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he received the degree of LL. B. in 1891, and passed an examination before the Supreme Court of that state. He was also admitted to the bar of California and began practice in San Bernardino. Leaving the city in 1900, he went to Alaska and practiced in that country until his removal to Portland, Oregon, where he also had a law office for a time. While in the far north he became identified with mining operations and is still financially interested in gold mining claims in California. Since 1923 he has followed his profession continuously in San Bernardino, limiting his practice to civil law, and is at his best in handling litigation of that nature. He enjoys a large clientele and shares a suite of offices in the Andreson Building with R. E. Hodge, P. N. MacCloskey, W. D. Evans and William Guthrie. Mr. Tyler stands high as a lawyer and as a citizen. His professional affiliations are with the San Bernardino County Bar Association and the California State Bar Association. In 1888 he became a charter member of Arrowhead Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West. He is a member of Lodge No. 178, F. & A. M., and is identified with the York Rite bodies as well as with Al Malaikah Temple of the Mystic Shrine in Los Angeles.




Transcribed by V. Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: California of the South Vol. IV, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 285-286, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis. 1933.

2012 V. Gerald Iaquinta.