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'''Susan Wiley''', (b 18 Apr 1957), daughter of Clark Wiley and his wife Irene, the famous case of the "feral child" called "Genie" by a few scientists, who was raised under severe conditions until she was 13 years old. She was kept isolated in a back bedroom, locked in a bed surrounded by chicken-wire at night and strapped to a potty chair by day. She couldn't walk normally, couldn't speak and had abnormal reactions, such as the inability to chew food, compulsive silence and inappropriate sexually behaviour.
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This article should be cited as "Genie Wiley", by Will Johnson, wjhonson@aol.com, at CountyHistorian.com, copyright 2007-8, all rights reserved.
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<table border=2><tr><td>'''Susan Wiley''', (b 18 Apr 1957), daughter of Clark Wiley and his wife Irene, the famous case of the "feral child" called "Genie" by a few scientists, who was raised under severe conditions until she was 13 years old.  She was kept isolated in a back bedroom, locked in a bed surrounded by chicken-wire at night and strapped to a potty chair by day.  She couldn't walk normally, couldn't speak and had abnormal reactions, such as the inability to chew food, compulsive silence and inappropriate sexual behaviour.</td><td>[http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=NDZnOfq6fRs&offerid=145147.10000009&type=3&subid=0 Find your family history in the World's Largest Newspaper Archive! Find News, Births and Deaths]</td></tr></table>
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This article should be cited as:<blockquote>"Genie Wiley", by Will Johnson, professional genealogist [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com], at http://www.countyhistorian.com/cecilweb/index.php/Genie_Wiley, copyright 2007-8, all rights reserved.</blockquote>
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==Susan Wiley==
 
==Susan Wiley==
 
===Why this article?===
 
===Why this article?===
I had writen on the David Pelzer article and from a mention there, I became curious to do an article about "Genie the Wild Child".  Here is what I found out quickly and what you probably knew before you arrived here, which I summarize as:
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I had written on the David Pelzer article and from a mention there, I became curious to do an article about "Genie the Wild Child".  Here is what I found out quickly and what you probably knew before you arrived here, which I summarize as:
  
 
<blockquote>"Genie" was a child who was kept virtually a prisoner, almost her entire life, by her parents somewhere in the Los Angeles area.  Her parents isolated her, penned her up at night and tied her sometimes during the day, malnourished her stunting her growth, and never spoke to her.  She never attended school, only being allowed outside rarely.  She never learned to speak.  She was found in 1970 age 13, her parents were charged, her father committed suicide.  She was studied and helped to learn some language skills, her case was remarkable and exciting, as it could finally answer unanswered questions about language development.  After four years the funding and the studies ended.  She briefly went back under her mother's care, but then was placed in a series of foster homes, and is still living somewhere in Los Angeles in an assisted living home.</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>"Genie" was a child who was kept virtually a prisoner, almost her entire life, by her parents somewhere in the Los Angeles area.  Her parents isolated her, penned her up at night and tied her sometimes during the day, malnourished her stunting her growth, and never spoke to her.  She never attended school, only being allowed outside rarely.  She never learned to speak.  She was found in 1970 age 13, her parents were charged, her father committed suicide.  She was studied and helped to learn some language skills, her case was remarkable and exciting, as it could finally answer unanswered questions about language development.  After four years the funding and the studies ended.  She briefly went back under her mother's care, but then was placed in a series of foster homes, and is still living somewhere in Los Angeles in an assisted living home.</blockquote>
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<table><tr><td>http://www.homeworking.ws/children/genie-wiley.jpg<br>Susan aged about 14?<br>Credit:www.homeworking.ws</td><td>"Genie's" situation was discovered in 1970.  Susan's mother Irene had recently left her abusive husband and, taking her daughter Susan with her, was living with her own mother in Monterey Park, California.  John Wiley, Susan's brother, was living with their father Clark in the family home in Temple City, California.
 
<table><tr><td>http://www.homeworking.ws/children/genie-wiley.jpg<br>Susan aged about 14?<br>Credit:www.homeworking.ws</td><td>"Genie's" situation was discovered in 1970.  Susan's mother Irene had recently left her abusive husband and, taking her daughter Susan with her, was living with her own mother in Monterey Park, California.  John Wiley, Susan's brother, was living with their father Clark in the family home in Temple City, California.
  
About a month after she left Clark, Irene being nearly blind, went to seek public assistance for the blind, bringing Susan along with her.  One version states that an alert social worker spotted the oddly walking and behaving child, alerted her own supervisor who called the police.  A second version states that Susan's abnormal background was not discovered until a social services home visit on Nov 4, 1970.  Shortly after the real reason for Susan's unusualness was discovered, both Clark and Irene were arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse.</td></tr></table>
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About a month after she left Clark, Irene being nearly blind, went to seek public assistance for the blind, bringing Susan along with her.  One version states that an alert social worker spotted the oddly walking and behaving child, alerted her own supervisor who called the police.  A second version states that Susan's abnormal background was not discovered until a social services home visit on Nov 4, 1970.  Shortly after the real reason for Susan's unnaturalness was discovered, both Clark and Irene were arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse.</td></tr></table>
  
A 17 Dec 1970 article "Felony Charge Dismissed in Wiley Child Abuse Case" on page 23C of the ''Valley News'' of Van Nuys, California ([http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&amp;business=wjhonson@aol.com&amp;amount=2.00&amp;item_name=Valley_News_(newspaper)_17Dec1970_page23C_Wiley Buy it for $2.00]) gives her name as "Susan".  It repeats her parents names as above and adds that she had a brother or half-brother named John Wiley, calling him "Clark's son".  In this same article, Irene is called "of Alhambra, California", although their home is described as being "in Arcadia".  In 1970, in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia. Susan "Genie" was taken into protective custody.
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A 17 Dec 1970 article "Felony Charge Dismissed in Wiley Child Abuse Case" on page 23C of the ''Valley News'' of Van Nuys, California gives her name as "Susan".  It repeats her parents names as above and adds that she had a brother or half-brother named John Wiley, calling him "Clark's son".  In this same article, Irene is called "of Alhambra, California", although their home is described as being "in Arcadia".  In 1970, in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia. Susan "Genie" was taken into protective custody.
  
 
===Susan Wiley: The Full Biography===
 
===Susan Wiley: The Full Biography===
Clark Wiley and Irene Oglesby married, probably somewhere in California, sometime between 1937 and 1948.  Irene had come to California with her parents Robert Oglesby and his wife Beatrice from her birthplace of Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma.  Clark Wiley did not like children.  In fact he disliked them intensely.  Clark and Irene had four children altogether, but certainly one of, and probably both of, the first two had died at Clark's hands.
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Clark Wiley and Irene Oglesby married in Los Angeles County on 28 Sep 1944.  Irene had come to California with her parents Robert Oglesby and his wife Beatrice from her birthplace of Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma.  Clark Wiley did not like children.  In fact he disliked them intensely.  Clark and Irene had four children altogether, but certainly one of, and probably both of, the first two had died at Clark's hands.
  
 
Their first child Dorothy Irene Wiley was born 2 Jun 1948 in Los Angeles County.  She developed some sort of typical childhood illness, so Clark wrapped her in a blanket and put her in the drawer of a dresser in the garage.  She died.  Their second child Robert Clark Wiley was born 15 Sep 1949 and died 17 Sep 1949 "choking on his own mucus" as it has been reported. ([http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4873347&page=1 See here])  When their third child John Gray Wiley was born 11 Mar 1952, he initially lived with them apparently, but when John was about four, Clark's mother Pearl, believing that Clark was unbalanced, took John to live with her.  Two years later, on 29 Dec 1958 while Pearl and John were outside together, Pearl was killed by an "out of control pickup truck" and dragged down the street.   
 
Their first child Dorothy Irene Wiley was born 2 Jun 1948 in Los Angeles County.  She developed some sort of typical childhood illness, so Clark wrapped her in a blanket and put her in the drawer of a dresser in the garage.  She died.  Their second child Robert Clark Wiley was born 15 Sep 1949 and died 17 Sep 1949 "choking on his own mucus" as it has been reported. ([http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4873347&page=1 See here])  When their third child John Gray Wiley was born 11 Mar 1952, he initially lived with them apparently, but when John was about four, Clark's mother Pearl, believing that Clark was unbalanced, took John to live with her.  Two years later, on 29 Dec 1958 while Pearl and John were outside together, Pearl was killed by an "out of control pickup truck" and dragged down the street.   
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The teen-aged driver who killed Pearl was never charged in the incident, which apparently sent Clark even further off the deep end.  He blamed his son John for the death of his "beloved mother Pearl"</td></tr></table>
 
The teen-aged driver who killed Pearl was never charged in the incident, which apparently sent Clark even further off the deep end.  He blamed his son John for the death of his "beloved mother Pearl"</td></tr></table>
  
At this time, the family moved into Clark's deceased mother Pearl's old house on Golden West Avenue in Temple City, California.  Although the house had two-bedrooms, Clark did not allow anyone to sleep in his mother's old room, instead the family had makeshift sleeping arrangements in other parts of the house.  Clark had been told something along the lines that Susan was perhaps slighty retarded and might develop slowly and developed a strange compulsion that she must be "protected" from the outside world.  Clark's idea of protection was to keep Susan shut in her bedroom most or all of every day, and tied into a straitjacket at night.  She was also sometimes or often tied to a potty-chair and left that way for hours, all day, or even perhaps overnight at times.
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At this time, the family moved into Clark's deceased mother Pearl's old house on Golden West Avenue in Temple City, California.  Although the house had two-bedrooms, Clark did not allow anyone to sleep in his mother's old room, instead the family had makeshift sleeping arrangements in other parts of the house.  Clark had been told something along the lines that Susan was perhaps slightly retarded and might develop slowly and developed a strange compulsion that she must be "protected" from the outside world.  Clark's idea of protection was to keep Susan shut in her bedroom most or all of every day, and tied into a straitjacket at night.  She was also sometimes or often tied to a potty-chair and left that way for hours, all day, or even perhaps overnight at times.
  
Susan still wore diapers, couldn't talk, and was fed a substandard diet which stunted her growth. Her unusual diet consisted of "warm cereal, honey, milk and an occassional egg". (so reports the 18 Nov 1970 ''Arcadia Tribune'' [http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&amp;business=wjhonson@aol.com&amp;amount=2.00&amp;item_name=Arcadia_Tribune_(newspaper)_18Nov1970_Wiley Buy it for $2.00])  It has been reported that when found she weighed 59 pounds and was the size of a 7 to 8 year old. From years of confinement, her muscles had not developed normally, which caused her to walk in a peculiar way. "Susan is only now learning that there are other people in the world."
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Susan still wore diapers, couldn't talk, and was fed a substandard diet which stunted her growth. Her unusual diet consisted of "warm cereal, honey, milk and an occassional egg". (so reports the 18 Nov 1970 ''Arcadia Tribune'')  It has been reported that when found she weighed 59 pounds and was the size of a 7 to 8 year old. From years of confinement, her muscles had not developed normally, which caused her to walk in a peculiar way. "Susan is only now learning that there are other people in the world."
  
The family were described as "strange people who kept to themselves."  "They never went anywhere, and never took the children anywhere."  "They never talked to anybody.  Sometimes I saw the child sitting on the porch, I always understood that she was mentally retarded."  Both Irene and John have stated at various times that they were terrified of Clark and his bizarre behaviour.  John has reported that Clark often sat with a gun in his lap.
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The family were described as "strange people who kept to themselves."  "They never went anywhere, and never took the children anywhere."  "They never talked to anybody.  Sometimes I saw the child sitting on the porch, I always understood that she was mentally retarded."  Both Irene and John have stated at various times that they were terrified of Clark and his bizarre behavior.  John has reported that Clark often sat with a gun in his lap.
  
Around October of 1970,  Irene estraged herself from her husband and taking Susan, went to live with her own mother, Mrs Beatrice Oglesby, in Monterey Park. (So reports page 6 of the 22 Nov 1970 ''Arcadia Tribune'', [http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&amp;business=wjhonson@aol.com&amp;amount=2.00&amp;item_name=Arcadia_Tribune_(newspaper)_22Nov1970_page6_Wiley Buy it for $2.00])  She went seeking assistance for the blind but ended up at a Social Services office where an alert worker, seeing this very odd looking and behaving child with Irene, notified her superior who alerted the police.  Clark and Irene were arrested in November, 1970 and charged with Felony Child Abuse for keeping Susan virtually a prisoner, almost her entire life.
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Around October of 1970,  Irene estranged herself from her husband and taking Susan, went to live with her own mother, Mrs Beatrice Oglesby, in Monterey Park. (So reports page 6 of the 22 Nov 1970 ''Arcadia Tribune'')  She went seeking assistance for the blind but ended up at a Social Services office where an alert worker, seeing this very odd looking and behaving child with Irene, notified her superior who alerted the police.  Clark and Irene were arrested in November, 1970 and charged with Felony Child Abuse for keeping Susan virtually a prisoner, almost her entire life.
  
 
John Wiley, had been allowed to go to school and he appears in the Temple City High School year book for one year, but after the story broke, he declined to have a picture taken.  
 
John Wiley, had been allowed to go to school and he appears in the Temple City High School year book for one year, but after the story broke, he declined to have a picture taken.  
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The initial social worker on the case, recommended on 5 Nov 1970, that Susan Wiley "Genie" be removed from her parents and made a dependent ward of the state.  Susan Wiley "Genie" had a state appointed attorney and advocate named John Miner.
 
The initial social worker on the case, recommended on 5 Nov 1970, that Susan Wiley "Genie" be removed from her parents and made a dependent ward of the state.  Susan Wiley "Genie" had a state appointed attorney and advocate named John Miner.
  
"Just before he was due in court to be arraigned for child abuse, [Clark] shot and killed himself", as the Valley News reports, adding that he was 70 years old, and killed himself on Nov 20.  The article also states that Mrs Wiley is 50 years old.  The trial against Irene continued until 15 Dec 1970 when Judge Peter S Smith in Alhambra Municipal Court dismissed the charges against her.  "Smith, in refusing to send the case to Superior Court for trial said there was 'no question of what has happened to this child,' but 'I can't see the Superior Court judge or jury, convicting this woman.'" (so reports the 16 Dec 1970 ''Arcadia Tribune'' [http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&amp;business=wjhonson@aol.com&amp;amount=2.00&amp;item_name=Arcadia_Tribune_(newspaper)_16Dec1970_Wiley Buy it for $2.00])  
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"Just before he was due in court to be arraigned for child abuse, [Clark] shot and killed himself", as the Valley News reports, adding that he was 70 years old, and killed himself on Nov 20.  The article also states that Mrs Wiley is 50 years old.  The trial against Irene continued until 15 Dec 1970 when Judge Peter S Smith in Alhambra Municipal Court dismissed the charges against her.  "Smith, in refusing to send the case to Superior Court for trial said there was 'no question of what has happened to this child,' but 'I can't see the Superior Court judge or jury, convicting this woman.'" (so reports the 16 Dec 1970 ''Arcadia Tribune'')  
  
Susan "Genie" lived first at the Children's Hospital, but scientist Jean Butler stating that she had exposed her to German measles, took her to her own home in quarentine.  Genie lived there while other investigators like Susan Curtiss, were denied access to her, and Jean applied to be her foster parent.  Her application was denied.  Susan Curtiss has stated that Jean made-up the idea that she had german measles because she wanted Susan all to herself.</td><td>http://www.homeworking.ws/children/genie-wiley.jpg</td></tr></table>
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Susan "Genie" lived first at the Children's Hospital, but scientist Jean Butler stating that she had exposed her to German measles, took her to her own home in quarantine.  Genie lived there while other investigators like Susan Curtiss, were denied access to her, and Jean applied to be her foster parent.  Her application was denied.  Susan Curtiss has stated that Jean made-up the idea that she had German measles because she wanted Susan all to herself.</td><td>http://www.homeworking.ws/children/genie-wiley.jpg</td></tr></table>
  
 
Shortly afterward, Susan "Genie" was placed as a foster child with David and Marilyn Rigler, in 1971.  David was a psychologist at Children's Hospital, and Marilyn was a graduate student in human development, who would become Genie's first teacher.  Meanwhile, Victoria Fromkin (1923-2000), a professor of linguistics at the University of California at Los Angeles, was working on a linguistics program for the child with two associates, Susan Curtiss and Stephen Krashen.  
 
Shortly afterward, Susan "Genie" was placed as a foster child with David and Marilyn Rigler, in 1971.  David was a psychologist at Children's Hospital, and Marilyn was a graduate student in human development, who would become Genie's first teacher.  Meanwhile, Victoria Fromkin (1923-2000), a professor of linguistics at the University of California at Los Angeles, was working on a linguistics program for the child with two associates, Susan Curtiss and Stephen Krashen.  
  
"Garnered by the Tribune [''Arcadia Tribune'' (Arcadia, CA)] was the 1971 First Place award for Best Individual Spot News Reporting of all weekly newspapers in the state.  The award was given for stories and photos in the tragic circumstances of Clark Wiley and his wife who were charged with child abuse in the alleged imprisonment of their 3-year-old [sic] daughter Susan in their Arcadia home throughout her life.  Stories were written by  Tribune Editor Dick Lloyd and writer Bob Brown with photos by Louis Nunez, and centered on Clark Wiley who took his own life minutes before he was to have appeared in court on the charges, his son John who was waiting outside for his father to come out for the drive to court, and interviews with friends at the scene and County Social Services officers who were watching over Mrs. Wiley.  Comments of the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest judges were: 'Spot story met deadline with detail, depth and photo.  Top story, commanding local and national attention, was augmented by fast breaking developments, all covered excellently by staff members." (so reports the 13 Feb 1972 ''Arcadia Tribune'' [http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&amp;business=wjhonson@aol.com&amp;amount=2.00&amp;item_name=Arcadia_Tribune_(newspaper)_13Feb1972_page1_Wiley Buy it for $2.00])
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"Garnered by the Tribune [''Arcadia Tribune'' (Arcadia, CA)] was the 1971 First Place award for Best Individual Spot News Reporting of all weekly newspapers in the state.  The award was given for stories and photos in the tragic circumstances of Clark Wiley and his wife who were charged with child abuse in the alleged imprisonment of their 3-year-old [sic] daughter Susan in their Arcadia home throughout her life.  Stories were written by  Tribune Editor Dick Lloyd and writer Bob Brown with photos by Louis Nunez, and centered on Clark Wiley who took his own life minutes before he was to have appeared in court on the charges, his son John who was waiting outside for his father to come out for the drive to court, and interviews with friends at the scene and County Social Services officers who were watching over Mrs. Wiley.  Comments of the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest judges were: 'Spot story met deadline with detail, depth and photo.  Top story, commanding local and national attention, was augmented by fast breaking developments, all covered excellently by staff members." (so reports the 13 Feb 1972 ''Arcadia Tribune'')
  
 
Susan Wiley "Genie the Wild Child", lived with the Riglers and their children in their home near Children's Hospital for about four years.  Susan's life with the Riglers ended when the National Institutes of Mental Health denied continued payment for the study of Susan "Genie".
 
Susan Wiley "Genie the Wild Child", lived with the Riglers and their children in their home near Children's Hospital for about four years.  Susan's life with the Riglers ended when the National Institutes of Mental Health denied continued payment for the study of Susan "Genie".
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*[http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt0q2nc69q&chunk.id=c01-1.2.7.5&brand=oac Finding Aid for the Collection of Research Materials related to Linguistic-Psychological Studies of Genie, Section 4 "Guardianship"], in particular note : "4B. Education . 1970-1977 Subseries is comprised of school progress reports, pedagogical material from the Los Angeles Unified School District, a small amount of correspondence, and other ephemera and miscellaneous material. [ Box 54 ] [ Folder 5 ] Authorization for exchange of medical, psychological, and education information between school and David Rigler . 1975 June 2 Signed by '''Irene Wiley'''."
 
*[http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt0q2nc69q&chunk.id=c01-1.2.7.5&brand=oac Finding Aid for the Collection of Research Materials related to Linguistic-Psychological Studies of Genie, Section 4 "Guardianship"], in particular note : "4B. Education . 1970-1977 Subseries is comprised of school progress reports, pedagogical material from the Los Angeles Unified School District, a small amount of correspondence, and other ephemera and miscellaneous material. [ Box 54 ] [ Folder 5 ] Authorization for exchange of medical, psychological, and education information between school and David Rigler . 1975 June 2 Signed by '''Irene Wiley'''."
 
*[http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt0q2nc69q&chunk.id=c02-1.2.7.9.5&brand=oac Finding Aid for the Collection of Research Materials related to Linguistic-Psychological Studies of Genie, Section 8C "Family History"], Box 62, Folder 34 Original notes and interview material of '''Irene Wiley'''. 1970 November 23-1974 December 30 Includes photocopies of family genealogical register.  
 
*[http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt0q2nc69q&chunk.id=c02-1.2.7.9.5&brand=oac Finding Aid for the Collection of Research Materials related to Linguistic-Psychological Studies of Genie, Section 8C "Family History"], Box 62, Folder 34 Original notes and interview material of '''Irene Wiley'''. 1970 November 23-1974 December 30 Includes photocopies of family genealogical register.  
*''The Daily Report'' (Ontario, California)], 17 Nov 1970, page A-2, "Parents Charged in Girl's Imprisonment" : [with a picture of Susan] ([http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&amp;business=wjhonson@aol.com&amp;amount=2.00&amp;item_name=The_Daily_Report_(newspaper)_17Nov1970_pageA-2_Wiley Buy the full article for $2.00]) "Susan Wiley, a teenager with the mentality of a 12 to 18 month old infant, was kept a prisoner in the home of her elderly parents for 13 years.  No reason was given for her confinement...." "...The girl's plight was discovered by a social worker who visited the home...the family applied for welfare aid and an eligibility worker was sent to their home.... A son John, 18, was sent to live with his grandparents following the arrest of his parents."
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*''The Daily Report'' (Ontario, California)], 17 Nov 1970, page A-2, "Parents Charged in Girl's Imprisonment" : [with a picture of Susan] "Susan Wiley, a teenager with the mentality of a 12 to 18 month old infant, was kept a prisoner in the home of her elderly parents for 13 years.  No reason was given for her confinement...." "...The girl's plight was discovered by a social worker who visited the home...the family applied for welfare aid and an eligibility worker was sent to their home.... A son John, 18, was sent to live with his grandparents following the arrest of his parents."
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=CAdeath1940%2c&rank=0&gsfn=Clark&gsln=Wiley&sx=&gs1co=2%2cUnited+States+&gs1pl=7%2cCalifornia&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&ufr=0&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&fh=0&recid=7913222&recoff=1+2 California Death Index 1940-97] showing "Clark G Wiley born 29 Mar 1901 Oregon, died 20 Nov 1970 Los Angeles County, California
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=CAdeath1940%2c&rank=0&gsfn=Clark&gsln=Wiley&sx=&gs1co=2%2cUnited+States+&gs1pl=7%2cCalifornia&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&ufr=0&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&fh=0&recid=7913222&recoff=1+2 California Death Index 1940-97] showing "Clark G Wiley born 29 Mar 1901 Oregon, died 20 Nov 1970 Los Angeles County, California
  
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<table><tr><td>http://www.homeworking.ws/children/clark-wiley.jpg</td><td>Clark G Wiley was born as "Pearl Wiley" on 29 Mar 1901 in Oregon, to a Mr Wiley and his wife Pearl May somebody.  (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=10&start=false here] for his name) He was teased for this girl's name, and later changed it to Clark.  His still-living son John Wiley states that Clark was "raised by a bar-girl in a bordello". (See [http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4804490&page=1 here])
 
<table><tr><td>http://www.homeworking.ws/children/clark-wiley.jpg</td><td>Clark G Wiley was born as "Pearl Wiley" on 29 Mar 1901 in Oregon, to a Mr Wiley and his wife Pearl May somebody.  (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=10&start=false here] for his name) He was teased for this girl's name, and later changed it to Clark.  His still-living son John Wiley states that Clark was "raised by a bar-girl in a bordello". (See [http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4804490&page=1 here])
  
Clark Wiley married Dorothy Irene Oglesby sometime between 1937 and 1948 and probably in California, possibly in Los Angeles County where her parents were living at that time.  Clark and Irene had four children, all born in Los Angeles County, California but two died young, probably at his hands.  The eldest child has been reported to have died due to Clark's neglect and the second child's death, only two days old, "choking on his own mucus" seems suspicious.
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Clark Wiley married Dorothy Irene Oglesby in Los Angeles County on 28 Sep 1944 where her parents were living at that time.  Clark and Irene had four children, all born in Los Angeles County, California but two died young, probably at his hands.  The eldest child has been reported to have died due to Clark's neglect and the second child's death, only two days old, "choking on his own mucus" seems suspicious.
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=0&f1=&f2=&f0=wiley&sx=&f4Day=&f4Month=&f4Year=&f6=&f5Day=&f5Month=&f5Year=&f7=&f10=&f9=Oglesby&f3=&f8=&prox=1&f4=++&f5=++&db=cadeath1940&ti=0&ti.si=0&gl=&gss=rfs&gst=&so=3 California Death Index 1940-1997] showing "Dorothy Irene Wiley born Jun 2, 1948 California, died Aug 19, 1948 Los Angeles County, California.  Mother's maiden name Oglesby" and "Robert Clark Wiley born Sep 15, 1949 California, died Sep 17, 1949 Los Angeles County, California. Mother's maiden name Oglesby"
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=0&f1=&f2=&f0=wiley&sx=&f4Day=&f4Month=&f4Year=&f6=&f5Day=&f5Month=&f5Year=&f7=&f10=&f9=Oglesby&f3=&f8=&prox=1&f4=++&f5=++&db=cadeath1940&ti=0&ti.si=0&gl=&gss=rfs&gst=&so=3 California Death Index 1940-1997] showing "Dorothy Irene Wiley born Jun 2, 1948 California, died Aug 19, 1948 Los Angeles County, California.  Mother's maiden name Oglesby" and "Robert Clark Wiley born Sep 15, 1949 California, died Sep 17, 1949 Los Angeles County, California. Mother's maiden name Oglesby"
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*Vitalsearch has the California Bride Index which shows that Irene E. Oglesby married Clark G. Wiley in Los Angeles County, Recorded: September 28, 1944  Book #2239
  
 
==Dorothy Irene Oglesby==
 
==Dorothy Irene Oglesby==
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Dorothy was still living in 1993/5 when there are some letters from her in the "Finding Aid" file above.  An Oglesby relative informs me that "My Aunt Irene died in 2003 in Los Angeles".
 
Dorothy was still living in 1993/5 when there are some letters from her in the "Finding Aid" file above.  An Oglesby relative informs me that "My Aunt Irene died in 2003 in Los Angeles".
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===Primary sources for 3===
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*Vitalsearch has the California Bride Index which shows that Irene E. Oglesby married Clark G. Wiley in Los Angeles County, Recorded: September 28, 1944  Book #2239
  
 
===Secondary sources for 3===
 
===Secondary sources for 3===
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*[http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4873347&page=1 "Raised by a Tyrant, Suffering a Sibling's Abuse"], ABCnews, 19 May 2008, Susan Donaldson James. Thanks to site reader Jan H. Jørgensen for alerting me to this news story.
 
*[http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4873347&page=1 "Raised by a Tyrant, Suffering a Sibling's Abuse"], ABCnews, 19 May 2008, Susan Donaldson James. Thanks to site reader Jan H. Jørgensen for alerting me to this news story.
  
==Mr Wiley==
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==Juda Wiley==
 
ABCnews has reported that "Clark Wiley's father died when he was struck by lightning". (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=7&start=false here])
 
ABCnews has reported that "Clark Wiley's father died when he was struck by lightning". (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=7&start=false here])
  
==Mrs Pearl May Wiley Martin==
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===Primary sources for 4===
<table><tr><td>http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ht_wiley9_080515_ssv.jpg</td><td>The picture at the right is Pearl Martin with her grandson John.  Original photo at ABCnews.<br><br>She is named as "Pearl Martin, John's paternal grandmother" [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=8&start=false here].  She was born in 1881 ("age 77" at her death), place unknown.  She married a Mr Wiley, and later a Mr Martin.  She is reported to have "run a bordello" (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=7&start=false here]).  She took John Wiley when he was 4 to raise him herself because she thought her son Clark was unstable.  John only lived with his grandmother about two years, since she was killed 29 Dec 1958, in a hit-and-run accident by an "out-of-control pickup trunk", "while crossing a street near her home" which "slammed into [her] and dragged her mangled body down the street" in California when "John Wiley was 6 years old". (see [http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4873347&page=1 ABCnews "Raised by a Tyrant..."], ''Pasadena Independent'' 30 Dec 1958).</td></tr></table>
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*1900 Census of Oakdale, Douglas County, Oregon
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==Pearl May Cook==
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Pearl May Cook was born 13 May 1881 in Oregon, probably in Lane County, the daughter of Isaac Cook and his wife Minerva Tuttle, who had probably moved there from Missouri.
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I was unable to find Pearl's death in the California Death Index at Ancestry, but site reader Tricia Putnam has informed me, that it exists in the Death Index hosted at vitalsearch.  I can't explain why there should be a difference.  At any rate, the entry now found, identifies her as the daughter of a Cook father and a Tuttle mother.
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<table><tr><td>http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ht_wiley9_080515_ssv.jpg</td><td>The picture at the right is Pearl Martin with her grandson John.  Original photo at ABCnews.<br><br>She is named as "Pearl Martin, John's paternal grandmother" [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=8&start=false here].  She was born in 1881 ("age 77" at her death), place unknown.  She married Juda Wiley, and later a Mr Martin.  She is reported to have "run a bordello" (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=7&start=false here]).  She took John Wiley when he was 4 to raise him herself because she thought her son Clark was unstable.  John only lived with his grandmother about two years, since she was killed 29 Dec 1958, in a hit-and-run accident by an "out-of-control pickup trunk", "while crossing a street near her home" which "slammed into [her] and dragged her mangled body down the street" in California when "John Wiley was 6 years old". (see [http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4873347&page=1 ABCnews "Raised by a Tyrant..."], ''Pasadena Independent'' 30 Dec 1958).</td></tr></table>
  
 
ABCnews reports that "Clark Wiley was devasted by the death of his mother in a hit-and-run accident in 1958.  Within months of her death, he moved in to her two-bedroom house on Golden West Road in Temple City, Calif." (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=7&start=false here]) "He became enraged when the teen arrested for his mother's death [Alan George Dahle, age 17] was not prosecuted" (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=10&start=false here])
 
ABCnews reports that "Clark Wiley was devasted by the death of his mother in a hit-and-run accident in 1958.  Within months of her death, he moved in to her two-bedroom house on Golden West Road in Temple City, Calif." (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=7&start=false here]) "He became enraged when the teen arrested for his mother's death [Alan George Dahle, age 17] was not prosecuted" (see [http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=4870528&contentIndex=1&page=10&start=false here])
  
===Primary sources===
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===Primary sources for 5===
*Pearl is very hard to find in the California Death Index.  There is no Pearl May Martin who died in 1958, there is no Pearl Martin who died on 29 Dec 1958.  So she must be hiding out under a different name.
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*1900 Census of Oakdale, Douglas County, Oregon
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*Pearl is very hard to find in the California Death Index at Ancestry.com.  There is no Pearl May Martin who died in 1958, there is no Pearl Martin who died on 29 Dec 1958.  So she must be hiding out under a different name. Site reader Tricia Putnam informs me that at [http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm vitalsearch] they '''do have''' this Pearl in the Death Index, so I don't know why Ancestry wouldn't.  At any rate the data given there, per Tricia is : "Pearl May Martin, 13 May 1881 Oregon, 29 Dec 1958, Los Angeles County, California; father Cook, mother Tuttle"
  
 
*''Star-News'', 30 Dec 1958, "Woman, 77, Fatally Injured When Hit by Car in Arcadia"
 
*''Star-News'', 30 Dec 1958, "Woman, 77, Fatally Injured When Hit by Car in Arcadia"
 
*''Pasadena Independent'', 30 Dec 1958, "Auto Strikes, Kills Arcadia Woman, 77"
 
*''Pasadena Independent'', 30 Dec 1958, "Auto Strikes, Kills Arcadia Woman, 77"
  
===Secondary Sources===
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===Secondary Sources for 5===
 
*[http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4873347&page=1 "Raised by a Tyrant, Suffering a Sibling's Abuse"], ABCnews, 19 May 2008, Susan Donaldson James. Thanks to site reader Jan H. Jørgensen for alerting me to this news story.
 
*[http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=4873347&page=1 "Raised by a Tyrant, Suffering a Sibling's Abuse"], ABCnews, 19 May 2008, Susan Donaldson James. Thanks to site reader Jan H. Jørgensen for alerting me to this news story.
  

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