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Vernon Doyle Koser 

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Henry Louis Koser
4/15/1869 - 1/19/1932

Edith Gillette
7/15/1883 - 12/9/1918
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Vernon Doyle Koser
1906 - 12/9/1918
(Shown at age 7)
Vernon Doyle Koser was born about 1906 somewhere in Nebraska and died on December 9, 1918 somewhere in Nebraska. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 12 years old.

Died shortly after his mother during the 1918 flu epidemic, now commonly referred to as the Spanish Flu Pandemic.
Census4/20/1910 2-wd Omaha NE (Douglas County) 4 yrs old 
Recorded as family #127: Henry L. Koser (age 40, born in IL and both parents born in PA), Edith (wife, age 25, born in Michigan, Father in PA and Mother in MO), Pearl (daughter, age 6, born in NE), Vernon (son, age 4, born in NE), Ethel (daughter, less than one month old, born in NE). Edith has given birth to 4 children and three are still living. Henry is a farmer working his own farm. However, they are renting the house that they live in. He and Edith can read and write. 

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6 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
7 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
8 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
2 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
6 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
7 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
11 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
2 1908 A total of 4,200 automobiles have been registered with the Secretary of State.
12 1918 Cases of the "flu" appeared in Lincoln and Omaha as early as September, and rapidly spread across the state. The disease came on suddenly, with a fever and profuse perspiration. Soon the victim was overcome by weakness. Death often came within 24 hours. As the flu spread, doctors and nurses were in short supply. By October, the Nebraska State Board of Health issued an order closing public meetings, schools, churches, theaters, and all kinds of entertainment. Mail carriers continued on their rounds, but wore white face masks for protection. After three weeks, the schools were reopened. Teachers and pupils were required to wear masks. The epidemic was deadly. In Omaha alone there were 974 deaths between October 5 and December 31. Merchants sustained heavy losses from light Christmas trade. The "Spanish influenza" of 1918 brought sorrow and suffering to almost every Nebraska community.
3 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
4 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
3 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
8 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
11 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
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Vernon, Ethel and Oma
Vernon, Ethel and Oma

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