- This article is about the retailer. For his son, the banker, see Frank Yeilding Jr.
Yeilding was the youngest of nine children of William B. and Lourenda Copeland Yeilding of Blount County, and was born following his father's death while in Confederate service. He was raised on the family's farm and educated at private schools. The family moved to Birmingham in 1884 and Yeilding completed grade school at the Bellevue Academy.
Yeilding began his retail career as a clerk in William Hood's store. Hood, in turn, married Yeilding's sister, Vilanta. Eventually Frank and his brother, William purchased Hood's business, which they ran as Yeilding Brothers, officially incorporating in 1911 with a main store on 2nd Avenue North and a warehouse on Morris Avenue.
- Cruikshank, George H. (1920) History of Birmingham and Its Environs: A Narrative Account of Their Historical Progress, Their People, and Their Principal Interests 2 volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. - via Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections
- F. B. Yeilding at findagrave.com