Sunday, May 29, 2011

1903 Mrs. John Gilluly Obituary

Mrs. John Gilluly Dead~~The death of Mrs. A. Gilluly occurred at the home of her daughter, at Reed City on Oct. 6. She was 75 years of age and married John Gilluly in 1846, when they settled on a farm in the township of Hamburg. John Gilluly enlisted in the Civil War and died a Colonel in the 5th Mich. Inft. being killed in the battle of Fredericksburg.

Mrs. Gilluly was an earnest Christian woman and was a member of the M.E. church at Brighton. The remains were brought to Brighton Wednesday, of last week, and the funeral services were held there.

John Gilluly Post, G.A.R., at this place was named in honor of her husband and she has been present here as their guest at reunions in the past.

The above write-up was found in a 1903 issue of The Fowlerville Review. For those that have been following these history lessons, John Gilluly led Fowlerville men into battle, lost his life, and the G.A.R. post was named in his honor. The rock and plague at the northeast corner of North Second Street and East Grand River is in his honor.

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