Pearl Tyler Ellis, 1860-1947. Born when her father was 70 years old, she never got to know her father. Her father died in a Richmond hotel room, where he was staying waiting to be sworn in as a member of the Confederate House of Representatives. At the age of 12, she and her mother converted to Roman Catholicism. She married William Ellis, who had been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. They lived near Roanoke, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Pearl Tyler Ellis.