At the recent Titanic exhibition at the Manistee Public Library, Mark alluded to the Manistee connection to the ill fated ship. It seems that Miss Ida Anderson was on her way to Northern Michigan to become a housekeeper for her deceased sister's children but she perished with the Titanic on April 15, 1912. She was to stop in Manistee to see another sister-- Mrs. Peterson.
I have only owned one hat that was made by a Manistee milliner--- a Mrs. Peterson. A 1910s black velvet Widebrim, typical of hats worn during the Titanic era.