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Lily Pearl MILES

Female 1877 - 1957  (79 years)


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  • Name Lily Pearl MILES 
    Born 19 Dec 1877  Toro, Sabine, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID 30EC57EFE27A442A834BE0383064D90E8DDA 
    Died 13 Mar 1957  Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Also known as Lilla Pearl but became better known as actress Charlotte Shelby, mother of Juliet REILLY (aka Mary Miles MINTER) and Margaret REILLY (aka Margaret SHELBY).

      Appears on findagrave.com as Charlotte Shelby, 19 Dec 1877 to 13 Mar 1957:
      "Actress. Born Lily Pearl Miles Reilly, mother of Mary Miles Minter and Margaret Shelby, Charlotte is best remembered as ‘Mrs. Goodwin’ in “Always in the Way.” (1915) She was one of the major suspects in the 1922 Taylor murder. Is reported that she owned an old .38 caliber pistol. Apparently the same Pistol that killed director William Desmond Taylor. She was originally buried in 'The Garden Of Honor' a private and locked section at Forest Lawn (Glendale). In the 1950's, Mary Miles Minter had her remains cremated and scattered."

      The website http://www.taylorology.com is devoted to the Taylor case and contains many interesting documents.

      1920 US Federal Census: at 56 Fremont Place, Los Angeles Assembly District 63, Charlotte SHELBY (head, 40, divorced, born Louisiana, as were parents, business manager of actress), Margaret SHELBY (daughter, 19, born Texas, father born Texas, mother born Louisiana, actress, moving pictures), Juliet SHELBY (daughter, 17, born Louisiana, father born Texas, mother born Louisiana, actress, moving pictures), Julie B MILES (mother, 65, widow, born Louisiana, as were parents, no occupation). Also a housemaid, Karen H NIELSEN (28, born Denmark).

      1930 US Federal Census: Charlotte SHELBY (52) was living at 626 N. Rodeo, Beverly Hills, California with her daughter Margaret S FILLMORE (head, 29, divorced).

      1940 US Federal Census: not found.
    Person ID I8593  America
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2019 

    Father Elbert Milton MILES,   b. 15 Jul 1848, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1886, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Julia Branch RAGAN,   b. Sep 1852, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1925, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1873  Sabine, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F3483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Homer REILLY,   b. 26 Jul 1877, Overton, Rusk, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1958, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 4 May 1899  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Margaret SHELBY,   b. 16 Jun 1900, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Caifornia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Mary Miles Minter,   b. 1 Apr 1902, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1984, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F3484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] findagrave.com, November 2014 and later.

    2. [S380] Pierce Family tree at ancestry.com.