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(2017)

Johnnie.

This tiny figure of a baby at rest, no more than 12 inches long, is so touching, as is the inscription: “If love could have saved you, you would not have died.” I wish I could be sure of this child’s identity. He seems to be in Lot No. 351, headed by Michael and Eliza Parker, which would make him John Parker Jennings, who died on 9 May 1888 at the age of 7 months and 27 days. But the definitive Provincetown Massachusetts Cemetery Inscriptions records no such stone in Lot No. 351. Could he have been moved here? For now, Johnnie remains a touching mystery.

¶ Last updated on 25 June 2017.

 

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