Posts Tagged ‘children’
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.
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.
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.
I can only imagine that she at some point must have uttered these words.