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Penikese Island Cemetery
Penikese Island
Dukes County
Massachusetts  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
The 14 people who are buried in this cemetery were all patients of the Penikese Island Hospital, and they all died from Leprosy. The hospital was open from 1905 to 1921.

There is a large stone with a bronze plaque at the right of the gate. The plaque honors Dr Frank Henry Parker, his wife Marion (King) Parker, and the 14 patients who are buried there.

Dr Parker was the 2nd and last superintendent of the hospital. He and his wife were there for 14 years, and are credited with improving the living conditions of the patients. He and Marion moved to Montana to be with their son. They are buried in Hamilton, Ravalli county, Montana.

This cemetery is maintained by the Cuttyhunk Historical Society. Access to the island is available year round, by boat, and all are welcome. The island is a bird sanctuary and is home to the Penikese Island School.
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Penikese Island Cemetery
Added by: RosalieAnn
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