William H Lena M
Straight in from the entrance to the east side of the Clatonia Cemetery is the Roscoe family plot. William and Lena Roscoe are my Second Great Grandparents, their daughter Lottie Menke my Great Grandma. Their graves are not far from each other in the Clatonia Cemetery, Lottie's is with her husband's family.
Three sons are also buried in the Roscoe plot. Frank has a military marker for his service in the Navy during WWI. Oliver served in WWI and died of the flu just a day after coming home from the army. He has two markers, one is the military stone. David Harlow Roscoe is buried there, but he has no marker. David was mentally challenged.
In the Oak Grove Cemetery in DeWitt, Nebraska about 10 miles away lie two more sons of William and Lena. Cecil Marvin Roscoe at age 5-1/2 died of pneumonia. Charles E Roscoe died in 1913 and has no marker. Charles committed suicide in the same month as his 22nd birthday. It makes me wonder if the reason David and Charles don't have grave markers has anything to do with their mental health issues.
The oldest child of William and Lena, Laura Kyle, lived most of her married life in Carman, Manitoba, Canada and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. Another son, Cleve, is laid to rest in Lincoln Memorial Park, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was married, but had no children. All of William & Lena's 21 grandchildren were born to their daughters except one - a daughter was born to Frank Roscoe just a few months after his death.
The grave of William's parents is in Oak Grove Cemetery in DeWitt. Lena's father is buried in Peotone, Illinois. Her mother would be buried somewhere in Copenhagen, Denmark. If I knew her name and could find her grave, it would be great to be able to visit it someday.