|Birth: ||Dec., 1875, England|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1876, England|
Leonard Ralph Dickens Perugini born Dec 1875 to Charles Edward Perugini and Kate Elizabeth Macready Dickens Collins Perugini.
His mother had a very difficult pregnancy and suffered greatly in childbirth (age 36). Georgina Hogarth described the child as being alert, intelligent and happy and predicted that he would grow up to be a genius, like his grandfather. "I am always thinking how proud and pleased her father would have been - and how delighted (we are) with Katey's little boy." In July 1876 the baby became suddenly violently ill. He began vomiting and suffered from constant diarrhea. The doctor diagnosed a bowl inflammation but he was unable to help and he died two days later. Georgina wrote: Her love for the child was a revelation to herself, of a power of loving she did not know she had in her.... He was a fine, noble engaging creature - with the sweetest nature - so patient in his suffering! I think he was one of those children who are not meant to live."
Leonard died on 24 July 1876, at the age of seven months. He is buried in the same grave as his father. His mother is buried there too. His mother Catherine Elizabeth Macready "Kate" Dickens Perugini also has a cenotaph memorial at Highgate Cemetery West in London.
Charles Edward Perugini (1839 - 1918)
Catherine Elizabeth Macready Dickens Perugini (1839 - 1929)
St Nicholas Churchyard
Created by: Debra Polly
Record added: Oct 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98681419
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