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Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Alvira Gilluly

Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes

 
 
Alvira Gilluly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
1. Alvira Gilluly Marker
Inscription.
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
 
Erected 2017 by Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 42° 31.863′ N, 83° 46.956′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West St. Paul Street and North West Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Old Village Cemetery behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West St. Paul Street, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Alvira Gilluly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
2. Alvira Gilluly Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brighton Village Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Duke the Hereford (within shouting distance of this marker); Bessie the Holstein (within shouting distance of this marker); Pipp Children Fishing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's (about 400 feet away); B.T.O. Clark (about 400 feet away); Henry Ford and John Tanner (about 500 feet away); Old Town Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
 
Also see . . .  Who's that? Faces from Brighton's past pop up on city streets. According to this article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes will be "left on display for three years, except for during the winter." (Submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Alvira Gilluly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
3. Alvira Gilluly Marker
Alvira's gravestone is on the left, Caroline's is in the middle, and John's is on the right.
Back Side of John Gilluly's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
4. Back Side of John Gilluly's Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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