Alvira Gilluly

Alvira Gilluly (HM218C)

Location: Brighton, MI 48116 Livingston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 31.863', W 83° 46.956'

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Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes

Alvira and her husband, John, lived on Hamburg Road, south of Brighton with their two girls, Carrie and Lucy. John taught school in the Village of Brighton before being admitted to the University of Michigan Law School in the late 1850s. He practiced law in Brighton and served in the 20th Michigan State Legislature (1859-1860). At the start of the Civil War John was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Captain. On December 13, 1862, Lt. Col. John Gilluly, Commander of the Fifth Michigan Infantry, was killed leading his troops into the disastrous Battle at Fredericksburg. Alvira and the girls made regular visits on Decoration (Memorial) Day to visit John's grave site. Alvira passed in 1903 at age 72 and is buried next to her husband.

Original Art by: Patricia Dombecki
HM NumberHM218C
Year Placed2017
Placed ByBrighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 271469 N 4712493
Decimal Degrees42.53105000, -83.78260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.863', W 83° 46.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 51.78" N, 83° 46' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)810, 313, 586, 517, 248,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8714 Millpond Trail, Brighton MI 48116, US
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