This photograph was taken on 22 May 1938 at The Pike, an amusement area, in Long Beach, California.
I believe the man on the left is George Wyte LILLIE (1874-1943) – see comparison below from Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can ~ #45 Three LILLIE Men and #46 Husband and Wife (Corrections). The way the corner of his mouth turns down on the right and the ears convinced me. Do you think I’m right?
George, the brother of Ike LILLIE, was married three times. His last marriage was to an English woman named Jeanette A. BALL (first married to John E. HILBISH in 1906). They were seen together on the 1930 and 1940 census. Jeanette was listed as his spouse on his death record. She is most likely the woman on the left holding a bottle.
At first I thought the man on the right was George’s nephew Samuel Royalty “Roy” LILLIE, son of Isaac Spencer “Ike” LILLIE and Florence ROYALTY. However his forehead is too high to be Roy as you will see in the next post in this series.
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and links to previous posts in the series can be found here.
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Albert Spencer LILLIE and Pernecia Elizabeth GLASS most likely married about 1871 and had their first child in 1872 in Kentucky before moving about 1872-1874 to Pope County, Illinois, where they made their home and welcomed ten more children into the family, one girl and the rest boys. In the collection of old photographs scanned by Joe Rooney there were photos of two of the sons, several daughters-in-law, and even more of grandchildren.
George Wyte LILLIE was Albert and Pernecia’s second born, the first child born in Illinois.
The year 1895 written on the back of the photo (left) of G. W. LILLIE dates this photo at around the time George, age 21, married(1) Mary Belle STAFFORD (1876 – bef. 1917). They were the parents of three children. Their son Chester Beryl LILLIE (right) was born 11 September 1900 and died 1 March 1921. The photo of Chester with the fish may have been taken in the late 1910s. Can you also see the resemblance of father and son in these photos taken at about the same age?
George W. LILLIE was also married(2) Marie GREEN (1875-1929) in 1917. Almost immediately following her death he married(3) Jeanette (BALL) HILBISH (b. 1885 in England d. after 1943) about 1929 as they are seen together on the 1930 census as married. He did not have children with these wives.
This is a spin-off of my 52 Ancestors: #14 Albert Spencer LILLIE (1848-1913) ~ Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can blog post in which I featured a few photos from a collection of old photographs my 4C1R Joe Rooney shared with me. I asked Joe about using the photos and he kindly wrote, “Please use them at your will. I feel it is keeping it in the family and don’t need credit. If anything, I appreciate your evaluations, identifications and detective work. I’m hopeful you and yours enjoy them. On a blog, in a book, above a cloud.”
Links to previous posts in this series may be found in Old Photographs
Joe Rooney kindly gave me permission to use these photographs on my blog.
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