Alice Jolly

Alice Jolly (HM219V)

Location: Brighton, MI 48116 Livingston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 31.766', W 83° 46.925'

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Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes

Alice and her husband, George, ran one of Brighton's hat shops for ladies in the late 1800s. Alice Jolly became the sole proprietor of the Jolly Millinery Shop in 1893 with the death of her husband at age 49. THis was necessitated since she had two small children, Harry 9 and Beulah 6. Her dual responsibility as mother and business owner/operator was a difficult challenge to be sure. It was very unusual for a woman to own a business at this time in history. Alice and the children lived in the flat above her shop that was located at 325 W. Main Street adjacent to Ratz Hardware. Alice died in 1928 at age 77. Alice, George, and the two children are buried in Brighton's Old Village Cemetery.

Original Art by: Sarah Grusin
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HM NumberHM219V
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByBrighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 271506 N 4712312
Decimal Degrees42.52943333, -83.78208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.766', W 83° 46.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 45.96" N, 83° 46' 55.5" W
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Area Code(s)810, 313, 586, 517, 248,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 W Main St, Brighton MI 48116, US
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