Oliver served as a private in the Army, Co 1,3 164 Depot Brig. The Nebraska State Journal ran this paragraph on January 4, 1919: "Oliver Roscoe, son of William Roscoe of Clatonia, died at the home of his parents on January 1. The young man had been home only a day after being mustered out of the army. He left Vancouver, Wash, sick with the Spanish influenza, to go to Camp Funston for discharge. He contracted pneumonia before he reached home. Oliver was well known and a popular young man among his friends." He was 23 years old. Oliver has a second flat marker for some reason.
William and Lena have this simple flat marker. Their son David Harlow Roscoe is also buried in Clatonia, but when I was there years ago I wasn't aware of that. So I have no photo of a stone for him, but I know I would have taken one if I had seen it. One of these days I'll get back there, it's about a 2 hour drive. David lived with his parents until his death in 1948 at age 51. He apparently didn't ever learn to read or write, so I think he may have been mentally or physically challenged.
As I sort through my Roscoe files during the next few weeks, my series of blog posts will be focused on William and Lena's family.