Saturday, March 22, 2008

Roscoe Marion Blood

This is Roscoe Marion Blood, our paternal grandfather, who married Louise Krajicek. He lived to be 39 years old - he died of a kidney disease called Bright's Disease. Dad had been sent to a coal-mining town named Ajax outside of Sheridan to live with his Aunt Rose (Louise's sister) and Uncle Will, and his grandmother Kray during the summer of Roscoe's illness. He attended school in the fall, but was brought back to Denver to stay with his Grandmother Blood. He did not get to see his father again before he died, because Dad had scarlet fever. He was only a little over 9 years old when his father died.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

The 1910 Federal census for Box Butte County, Nebraska, lists the household of Roscoe Blood as including his mother, Sarah Hawkins, his brother, Ray Blood, and his infant son, Russell Blood.