Brighton's Victorian SilhouettesAlvira 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.
|Placed By||Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 271469 N 4712493|
|Decimal Degrees||42.53105000, -83.78260000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 31.863', W 83° 46.956'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 31' 51.78" N, 83° 46' 57.36" W|
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|Area Code(s)||810, 313, 586, 517, 248,|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8714 Millpond Trail, Brighton MI 48116, US|
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