Free download of book titled Life and Lillian Gish by Albert Bigelow Paine (but no ancestry information). LFE perused the book in the Springfield, Ohio, Library 21 Jun 2000.
Lillian Gish, The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me, autobiography
From Lorraine Frantz Edwards research notes: “Lillian Gish’s ancestry traces back to book Matthias Gish of White Oak. Sister: Dorothy born in Springfield (Ohio) circa 1898. Lillian, daughter of James Leigh Gish, wholesale grocery clerk in Springfield. Then James bought a confection business in Springfield. Then a candy business in Dayton (Ohio). Then Baltimore, Maryland, then New York.”
Downloadable copy of Matthias Gish of White Oak.