Owner and occupant for more than fifty years Margaret (Maggie) Dunphy was born in Jerseyville, Illinois on February 29, 1872. She relocated to Louisiana as a young woman. For over 70 years she was a milliner in Louisiana. She worked with her sister Miss Nellie Dunphy for about 50 years and continued to make hats for about 20 years after her sister’s death. She owned M.M. Dunphy Millinery  located at 318 Georgia from at least 1903 through 1906. At some point between 1906 and 1911 Maggie purchased 306 Georgia.  Her shop is listed at 306 Georgia and her residence at 306 1/2 in the 1911, 1928 and 1937 directories. She lived in an apartment above the shop for the remainder of her life. She was a very charitable woman. During both World Wars she led the Pike County chapter of the Red Cross. She also supported Salvation Army fund drives. She died on November 29, 1960, at the age of 88. 1

1. Louisiana Press Journal. 1960. “Miss Margaret M. Dunphy Dies This Morning,” November 29.


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