Lilymae Wilkinson
born: 13 July 1897
Aurora, Illinois,
United States of America
died: 18 June 1967
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 69)
American actress, who was one of the Vanity Fair Girls in the like-named Hal Roach series starring Eddie Boland.
Her parents were Alvin M. (1861-1936) and Louise Sophia (Coleman/Kollman/Collman) Wilkinson (1862-1951). She had several siblings: Nettie A. (Jaka, Strong, Jaka) (1885-1976), Edna M. (Thompson) (1885-?; possibly d. pre-1951), Mildred E. (Jaka, McMillen) (1888-1974), Fern Irene (Swain) (1890-1980), Lester Alvin "Pat" (1895-1974), Lyle McKinley (1897-1952), Clifford L. (c. 1904-?) and Viola Ruth (Serafin) (1905-1996).
Due to some documents pertaining to Lyle, who was Lilymae's twin brother, we also have a probable birth year of 1896. Before heading to Hollywood, she worked as a clerk (succeeding a Miss Susie Hoffman) at the Bell (Telephone Co.) Club of Lansing, Michigan and as an accountant at a truck factory in Alma, Michigan (the latter is her profession in the 1920 Census, taken January 1920; her first known Roach film, June Madness, didn't start filming until June, giving her plenty of time to make it to California). Under the name "Lilymae Lyle" (which she also went under in the 1930 Census), she married motorcycle cop Roy L. Scott (1897-1965) two days before Christmas 1930; they had one son, Roy Leigh Scott (1935-1997). The couple divorced between 1940 and 1944; on April 28 of the latter year, Lily, now a nurse, married Sherman Devant Rutledge (1896-1952). She was presumably widowed by his death, and she kept the Rutledge name at the time of her own death. She shaved six years off her age at the time of her death.

Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

22


1920
June Madness
[unidentified character]

1920
Alias Aladdin
[unidentified character]

1920
Mamma's Boy
[unidentified character]

1920
The Sandman
[unidentified character]

1920
Queens Up!
[unidentified character]

1920
The Man Haters
[unidentified character]

1920
Greek Meets Greek
[unidentified character]

1920
The Sleepy Head
[unidentified character]

1921
Burglars Bold
Woman on balcony

1921
Pinning It On
[unidentified character]

1921
Oh, Promise Me
[unidentified character]

1921
Prince Pistachio
Match-striking victim

1921
Paint And Powder
[unidentified character]

1921
Running Wild
[unidentified character]

1921
The Love Lesson
[unidentified character]

1921
Hobgoblins
[unidentified character]

1921
Hurry West
[unidentified character]

1921
A Straight Crook
Hotel guest reading newspaper

1921
Stop Kidding
[unidentified character]

1921
The Chink
[unidentified character]

1921
Late Hours
[unidentified character]

1922
The Non-Skid Kid
Garage mechanic

Acknowledgements:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11108-50158-76?cc=1325221 (1900 Census, line 48)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23055-15244-18?cc=1727033 (1910 Census, line 73)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22990-17338-45?cc=1488411 (1920 Census, line 46)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22721-7396-6?cc=1810731 (1930 Census, line 25)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-29940-784-50?cc=1804002 (1930 marriage)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-27799-6727-94?cc=2000219 (1940 Census, line 16)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29968-35912-58?cc=1804002 (1944 marriage)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP4B-YQ1 (CA Death Index)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137997322 (Find a Grave)
https://books.google.com/books?id=dJnmAAAAMAAJ&q=lilymae (Bell Telephone News, Vol. 6, 1916)
https://archive.org/stream/TatlerDec1920/Tatler1220#page/n30/mode/1up (The Tatler, Dec 1920)
https://archive.org/stream/TheTatlerJan.1921/Tatler0121#page/n26/mode/1up (The Tatler, Jan 1921)
https://archive.org/stream/TheTatlerJune1921/Tatler0621#page/n30/mode/1up (The Tatler, Jun 1921)
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ggbain.32273/
http://memoria.bn.br/pdf/164380/per164380_1922_00062.pdf
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPKG-5F9 (first husband in CA Death Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP7N-GHY (second husband in CA Death Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGHQ-NTN (son in CA Birth Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP3P-SNL (son in CA Death Index)
Jesse Brisson (extensive research; identification in The Non-Skid Kid, Prince Pistachio, Burglars Bold and A Straight Crook)

This page was last updated on: 16 January 2019