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As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, I wanted to post a photo of the new tombstone that was recently erected for Pauline Cushman and Charles Dickinson’s eldest child, their son, Charlie. With his father’s death and mother’s career as a spy and then lecturer, Charlie was living with extended family when he passed away at the age of 6. He rests in Woodland Cemetery next to his father.

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Gretchen Dorn was 10 years old when she perished in the Collinwood School Fire. Her stone shows signs of severe weathering, and I don’t know that I would have recognized it for what it was if I didn’t already know that she was buried in Woodland Cemetery not far from the Swanson children who died in the same tragedy. Gretchen is one of the children that we have a surviving photograph of, which is uploaded to her Find A Grave entry.


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Nearly everything in Trinity Church had a memorial plaque or inscription on it. Unsurprisingly, the baptismal font is dedicated to a little girl who died young. I wonder what it felt like for the parents of Mary Rochester to watch babies be baptized in the font with their daughter’s name on it.



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I can only imagine that she at some point must have uttered these words.

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