Born in Pennsylvania on Nov. 21, 1896. Dilley settled in San Francisco in 1908. Following graduation from UC Berkeley, he married Grace Stearns and settled into a studio-home at 535 Sacramento Street. For fifty years he was active locally both as a commercial artist and puppeteer. Upon retirement, he moved across the bay to Berkeley where he remained until his demise on April 19, 1968.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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