Duell,  Charles Holland Jr

Duell, Charles Holland Jr

Male 1889 - 1954  (~ 65 years)  

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  • Name Duell, Charles Holland Jr  [1
    Born Feb 1889  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1892  Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 18 Jun 1900  408 Oak, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 29 Jan 1920  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 20 Jun 1954  Hunting Towers Apartments, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 20 Jun 1954  Circle Terrace Hospital, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I31414  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 

    Father Duell, Charles Holland,   b. 13 Apr 1850, Cortland, Cortland, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1920, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Sackett, Harriet M.,   b. 12 Sep 1854, Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1916, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1879  Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F1203  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Tucker, Elsa "Lilian",   b. 21 Sep 1887, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1972, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1921  Meadowbrook, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Divorced 1923  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Photos
    Tucker-Duell Nuptuals, 1921
    Tucker-Duell Nuptuals, 1921
    The Tucker-Duell Nuptials
    Date: Wednesday, November 2, 1921 Paper: Baltimore American (Baltimore, Maryland) Volume: CCXXX Page: 7

    Photo Caption: The Tucker-Duell Nuptuals. Taken after the wedding of Miss Lillian Tucker, former actress, and Charles Holland Duell, State Treasurer of New York, at Meadowbrook, Pa. Left to right: J. Boyce Smith Jr., writer; Mrs. Ralph Kellard, matron of honor; William Sackett Duell, best man; Hamilton Fish Jr., usher; Mrs. Lillian Tucker Duell; Charles Holland Duell; Walker Camp, Jr., usher; Miss Florence Falk, a bridesmaid; State Senator H. S. Duell, usher; and Miss Bertha Mann, bridesmaid.

    Note: The original photo may be in archives at University of Maryland.
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F14660  Group Sheet

    Family 2 ___, Edith B.,   d. Unknown 
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F14664  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1889 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1892 - Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Jun 1900 - 408 Oak, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Jan 1920 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Oct 1921 - Meadowbrook, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1923 - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 Jun 1954 - Hunting Towers Apartments, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1954 - Circle Terrace Hospital, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 2 photos

  • Notes 
    • Salt Lake Telegram (Salt Lake City, Utah), 16 Feb 1924, page 1

      Lillian Gish Denies Rumor
      Photo: Lillian Gish
      Photo: Charles Duell

      Caption: Miss Lillian Gish, film actress, and Charles Durell, her employer.

      Durell Was Recently Divorced

      NEW YORK, Feb 16.--Lillian Gish, motion picture actress, who recently was reported engaged to Charles H. Duell, has denied and engagement or impending marriage, according to friends who today made public cables received from Miss Gish in Italy.

      Mr. Duell, whose wife recently was grated a divorce in in Paris, formerly was treasurer of the New York state Republican committee and chairman of the finance committee.

      Because Mrs. Charles Duell, wife of Charles Duell of Inspiration pictures, obtained a divorce, a rumor said that Mr. Duell was soon to wed Lillian Gish, film actress. Miss Gish acts with Mr. Duell's company. The entire company with Duell, is in Europe making pictures.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

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      Date: Wednesday, April 1, 1925 Paper: Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) Page: 9

      Produce Grilled on Gish Contract

      [The news article recounts that "Charles H. Duell, motion picture producer" testified regarding a contract he had with Lillian Gish. Duell's company, Charles H. Duell, Inc., bought assets of Inspiration Pictures, Inc., including Gish's assigned contract. Duell then attempted to obtain a bank loan of $50,000 to begin filming, but the bank refused unless Gish signed a release, which he obtained. The article does not address the outcome, but does include some interesting tidbits:

      "Before the cross-examination Mr. Duell was examined further by his counsel, Colonel Holland Duell, about his engagement to miss Gish. He was asked if he had ever announced the engagement to Miss Gish's mother.

      "'In June, 1923,' said the witness, 'we--Miss Gish and I--went to Mrs. Gish and told her that my wife and I were going to get a divorce and that after that Miss Gish and I intended to get married.'

      "Yesterday Mr. Duell testified that the engagement was broken by mutual consent in April 1924."

      Note: Other articles, including some in Spanish, recount the trial proceedings. The April 2, 1925 San Diego Evening Tribune reported that the judge dismissed the suit against Gish and charged Charles H. Duell with perjury, setting bail at $10,000, then releasing him to the custody of his brother, Holland.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Onondaga's Centennial., Dwight H. Bruce, Editor, (The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1896), Page 20. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census.
      1900 Census, enumerated 18 Jun 1900 at 408 Oak, Syracusen City, Onondaga County, New York, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Charles H Duell Head M 50 New York b. Apr 1850
      Harriet S Duell Wife F 46 New York b. Sep 1854
      Holland S Duell Son M 19 New York b. Jan 1881
      W Sackett Duell Son M 18 New York b. Mar 1882
      Mary L Duell Daughter F 15 New York b. Feb 1885
      Charles H Duell Jr. Son M 11 New York b. Feb 1889
      Note: Two McMay individuals listed as sons following the entry are not part of this household.

      "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS2T-9PZ : accessed 17 April 2016), Holland S Duell in household of Charles H Duell, District 2 Syracuse city Ward 5, Onondaga, New York, United States; citing sheet 18A, family 377, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,136.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1300] New York State Census, 1892, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 17 Apr 2016.
      1892 New York State Census, enumerated in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA

      Charles H. Duell, 41
      Harriet S. Duell, 37
      Holland S. Duell, 11
      W. Sackett Duell, 9
      Mary L. Duell, 7
      Charles H. Duell, 3
      plus household servants

    4. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 19 Apr 2016.
      Date: Friday, January 30, 1920 Paper: Evening Star (Washington (DC), District of Columbia) Page: 11

      Justice C.H. Duell dies in Yonkers, N.Y.

      Was former Commissioner of Patents and Associate Justice of Court of Appeals for D.C.

      [photo]

      Justice Charles H. Duell, former commissioner of patents and associate justice of Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, died yesterday at the home of his son, Holland S. Duell, Yonker, N.Y. For almost a year, Judge Duell had been failing in health. Mrs. Harriet Sackett Duell, his wife, died three years ago at his son's residence.

      Judge Duell was born at Cortland April 13, 1850. He was the son of R. Holland Duell and Mary Ledyard Cuyler. He was a graduate of Hamilton College, and practiced law in New York city from 1871 to 1880. In that year he moved to Syracuse to specialize in patent law. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1878 to 1880, and became commissioner of patents in 1889. In 1905 he was appointed associate justice for the Court of Appeals for the District, serving in that capacity for a little more than a year. In recent years he had been a member of the firm of Duell, Warfield, & Duell of New York City.

      Judge Duell was an elector at large and president of the Taft New York electoral college in 1908. He was treasurer of the republican congressional committee in 1910, having been assistant treasurer of the republican national committee in 1904. In 1912 hew was chairman of the Roosevelt campaign committee of the city of New York.

      Justice Duell was a member of a number of clubs, among them the Cosmos Club of this city and the Union League of New York, and was a director of a number of manufacturing organizations.

      He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Otho V. Kean of Providence, R.I.; three sons, Holland S. Duell of Yonkers, W. Sackett Duell of Meadowbrook, Pa., and Charles H. Duell, jr. of New York; a brother, Richard C. Duell of Cortland, N.Y., and seven grandsons and four granddaughters.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S1301] Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), (GenealogyBank.com) (Reliability: 3), 17 Apr 2016.
      Date: Monday, June 21, 1954
      Paper: Evening Star (Washington (DC), District of Columbia)
      Page: 14
      Deaths
      DUELL, CHARLES HOLLAND, JR., on Sunday, June 20, 1954, at Circle Terrace Hospital, Alexandria, Va. Charles Holland Duell Jr., of Hunting Towers Apts., Alexandria, Va., husband of Edith B. Duell and brother of Mrs. Otto V. Kean of Washington, D.C. Funeral services at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, Va., with private burial services on Thursday, June 24 in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to the Heart Fund Society.

    6. [S16] Onondaga's Centennial., Dwight H. Bruce, Editor, (The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1896), Page 20 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 19 Apr 2016.
      The Tucker-Duell Nuptials
      Date: Wednesday, November 2, 1921 Paper: Baltimore American (Baltimore, Maryland) Volume: CCXXX Page: 7

      Photo

      Photo Caption: The Tucker-Duell Nuptuals. Taken after the wedding of Miss Lillian Tucker, former actress, and Charles Holland Duell, State Treasurer of New York, at Meadowbrook, Pa. Left to right: J. Boyce Smith Jr., writer; Mrs. Ralph Kellard, matron of honor; William Sackett Duell, best man; Hamilton Fish Jr., usher; Mrs. Lillian Tucker Duell; Charles Holland Duell; Walker Camp, Jr., usher; Miss Florence Falk, a bridesmaid; State Senator H. S. Duell, usher; and Miss Bertha Mann, bridesmaid.

    8. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 19 Apr 2016.
      Charles H. Duell Weds California Girl
      Miss Lillian Tucker Becomes Bride of Treasurer of New York Republicans
      Date: Sunday, October 30, 1921
      Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
      Volume: 185
      Issue: 122
      Page: 18

      A wedding of more than unusual interest to members of New York and Philadelphia society took place yesterday afternoon when Miss Lillian Tucker of California became the bride of Charles Holland Duell of New York. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Alvin Bird of the Abington Presbyterian Church at the home of William Sackett Duell, brother of the groom, at Meadowbrook.

      Mr. Duell is widely-known in social and political circles and is the author of several books. He is a treasurer of the New York State Republican Committee, and was a close friend of the late Colonel Roosevelt. Mrs. Duell is a dramatic actress of considerable note, having recently starred with the Chicago company in "Three Faces East." Artists and sculptors in the country and abroad considered the former Miss Tucker as the "typical Greek goddess" type of beauty.

      A special train brought guests from New York to the wedding, and society folks from other cities attended. An orchestra furnished the music, and before the bride and groom departed for Hot Springs, Va., a dance was given for the guests.

      The country home of Mr. Duell's brother is one of the oldest colonial homes in Pennsylvania and was attractively decorated with autumn flowers.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    9. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 19 Apr 2016.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 67014337
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67014337

      Elsa "Lilian" Tucker Duell
      Birth: Sep. 21, 1898
      New York, USA
      Death: Mar. 1, 1972
      Gardena
      Los Angeles County
      California, USA

      Elsa DUELL - born "Lilian TUCKER" Sept 21, 1887 in Chicago to Norwegian parents. (Name often misspelled as "Lillian TUCKER".) Also used Sept 21, 1894/Chicago on marriage license and Sept 21, 1898/New York on passport applications, CA death certificate.

      Stage Actress 1908-1921 (US 1908-1917 + 1919-1921; Australia 1917-1918) - Broadway credits on IBDB.
      Silent Film Actress 1915-1916 (5 films) and 1920-1921 (2 films) credits on IMDB - two with Boris Karloff.

      Married 1921 Charles Holland Duell Jr of New York in Pennsylvania; known as "Elsie DUELL". Divorced Dec 1923 (Paris, France).

      Her 1930s SS-5 application lists employer as Mary Pickford Company; as an "interior decorator" redecorated "Pickfair", Mary Pickford's home.

      Famous Illustrators (C Allan Gilbert, Charles Dana Gibson, Harrison Fisher) alleged to have sketched her "Grecian profile", though she was not credited.

      Burial:
      Los Angeles Odd Fellows Cemetery
      Los Angeles
      Los Angeles County
      California, USA
      Plot: Lot 10, Ave 21-1/2, Grave 8

      Created by: LilianTuckerFan
      Record added: Mar 16, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 67014337

      Researched by Ted Smith


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