Ebby Halliday, businesswoman, died at 104

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Ebby Halliday, born on March 9, 1911 and died September 8, 2015, she was an American realtor and businesswoman who founded Ebby Halliday Realtors.

One of the first successful female entrepreneurs in Dallas, she graduated from high school in Abilene, Kansas, in 1929.

She got a $10-a-week job selling women’s hats at The Jones Store in Kansas City. In less than a year, she was the top salesperson.

In 1938, she was asked to take over the millinery department at Dallas’ W.A. Green Store. Soon she had her own Dallas boutique, Ebby’s Hats.

She married former FBI agent Maurice Acers in 1965. Acers died in 1993.

She celebrated her 104th birthday on March 9, 2015.

Halliday died at the age of 104 on September 8, 2015 in her sleep, with her friends and family by her side.