Effie <I>Emerson</I> Kelly


Effie Emerson Kelly

Death 1936 (aged 54–55)
Burial San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Memorial ID 11308323 View Source
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Mrs Emerson-Kelly once operated one of San Bernardino's infamous houses of prostitution from her home at 434 First Street (Rialto Ave.) Mrs. Emerson-Kelly was then known as Lillie Marshall and was married to Ben Emerson the reigning king of vice from 1907-1914. Mrs Emerson-Kelly faded from public view following the murder of her husband in October 1914. She was shot and killed by her husband as she entertained a male visitor in her apartment along court street in 1936. Her body lies next to her first husband Ben Emerson in Mt. View just a few steps from Waterman Ave.

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Buried Next to her first husband Ben Emerson.

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  • Created by: Ty
  • Added: 7 Jul 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11308323
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Effie Emerson Kelly (1881–1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11308323, citing Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Ty (contributor 46601627) .