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 Louis Ernest Mieusset

Louis Ernest Mieusset

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Sep 1886 (aged 4)
Massachusetts, USA
Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 9581530 · View Source
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Inscription is in French. I believe it translates to "Well-beloved son".

Died 3 months short of his 5th birthday.

Information supplied by Kevin Miller on 9 Sept 2009:
I know that the boy drowned on Jamaica Pond after his boat tipped over, and his mother (I thought the parents were still together until recently) would place flowers on the grave frequently. Before her death, the mother gave money to a lawyer to place flowers on the grave frequently (my grandmother told me it was every day). Eventually the money ran out and the lawyer died. However, somebody has placed flowers on the grave frequently, but nobody knows who it is. There might be several variations of this story, this is the one my grandmother told.

Information per LMJ 9 Sept 2009:
Birth: Boston V 324/p 138 (fits with age at death)
Death: Boston V 375/p 263

Jamaica Plain Historical Society has a page on Forest Hills which relates the story of Louis and his mother.

2 May 2011 - This was submotted to me for posting:
According to his death record, Louis died of scarlet fever and nephritis. The story you have posted is a popular myth.

Mass Vital Records, Vol. 375, page 263

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Ernest Mieusset (21 Dec 1881–26 Sep 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9581530, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by LMJ (contributor 46590738) .