CHARLES B. TILLER
One of the best painting and decorating contractors in Los Banos is Charles B. Tiller, who was born in Dekalb County,
Mo., on January 26, 1887. He attended school in his home locality until he was eleven, at which time his parents
came to Riverside County, Cal., and settled in Corona, where the lad continued his education, then they moved to
Lincoln, Placer County, and he finished there. Upon leaving school he entered the laboratory department of the
Standard Oil Company in Richmond and remained for eighteen months, when he went to Oakland and served his time
in learning the trade of painter. Coming to Los Banos, Cal., in 1905, he soon formed a partnership with W. P. Sears
and for four years they did business as painting contractors under the name of Sears and Tiller. Thereafter Mr.
Tiller has carried on an independent contracting business. Numerous buildings stand to his credit, among which
we mention Bank of Los Banos building, a $150,000 structure; the Masonic Temple; Odd Fellows Hall; Oberon Hotel;
two annexes of the Los Banos High School building; the Kneep and Cornett residences. He does all the painting and
decorating for F. H. Riedle, which takes in dairy plants all over the West Side. For several years he was painting
foreman for Miller and Lux. Thus it will be seen that Mr. Tiller is a very busy man.
When Mr. Tiller came to marry in 1912, he was united with Miss Emily M. Jameson, born in Los Banos, and they have
two boys, Norman and Charles B., Jr. Fraternally, Mr. Tiller belongs to Los Banos Lodge No. 312, F. & A. M.,
and to the Merced Pyramid of Sciots.
History of Merced County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by John Outcalt
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1925
Merced County, CA
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