Roscoe Eugene Denham
Roscoe Denham Belle Rive War Veteran, Dead
Marine Pvt. Roscoe Eugene Denham of Belle Rive, a veteran
of World War II died at Great Lakes, Ill yesterday. (December 5, 1946)
His age was 21 years, four months and 12 days. (born July 25, 1923)
Details of his death were not learned here.
("blow on head by an iron gate post which was sheared off when
struck by a truck") (death certificate)
The body will be brought to Mt. Vernon where it will be received
by Myers Funeral Service. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Pvt. Denham served for three years in the U.S. Marines during
World War II and re-enlisted about four months ago.
He is the son of Fred and Martha Ellen (Neibel) Denham of Belle Rive.
Surviving, besides his parents, are four brothers, Harry, Harvey,
Vernon and Herbert, all of Belle Rive; three sisters, Mrs. Matthew
(Daisy) Kehrer and Mrs. Arthur (Laura) Schlag of Belle Rive and
Mrs. Norman (Roberta) Jones of Opdyke.
December 9, 1946, Mt. Vernon Register-News
Funeral Today for Pvt. Roxcoe Denham
Funeral Services for Marine Pvt. Roscoe Eugene Denham, 21,
of Belle Rive, who died last Thursday at Great Lakes, Ill
were held at 1:30 p.m. today at Sugar Camp Church, near
Pvt. Denham, a World War II veteran, who re-enlisted four
months ago, was the son of Mr. nad Mrs. Fred Denham of Belle Rive.
He served for three years with the U.S. Marines during the war.
Source: Mt Vernon Register-News and Death Certificate
Date: December 6 & 9, 1946
Submitted by: Barbara Knight Denham