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George Nelson Polhemus
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1896
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1961
Nebraska, USA

George was the fifth of eight children born to John Martin and Alice Louise (Humphreys) Polhemus, on the family farm in Industry Township, Nebraska. His older siblings were Mattie, who died as an infant, Arthur James "Art," Carolyn "Carrie," and Winifred Odessa "Winnie." His younger siblings were Charles Stevens, John, who died in infancy, and Alice Josephine.

After graduating from Holdrege High School, George attended the University of Nebraska. According to his World War I Draft Registration Card (Industry Twp., Phelps Co., Nebraska, No. 21), he was tall, slender and had dark brown hair and gray eyes. He was employed by Phelps County, working on the roads in Industry Township. On 10 July 1917, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Following military service, he attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He was married to Elsie Bonham Husted on August 13, 1920 in Kohala, Hawaii. Among the places they were Nebraska, where two of their children were born, Hawaii, and Iowa. George's children were Stuart, who was stillborn or died the day of his birth, Martin Stewart "Marty," Dale Nelson, and John Thomas "Tom."

George was known as a speed demon. He died in a car crash in Nebraska, possibly Eldorado, and was transported to Ames, Iowa, where he is buried. His wife, who survived him by many years, is now buried beside him.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Martin Polhemus (1860 - 1921)
  Alice Louise Humphreys Polhemus (1863 - 1947)
 
 Children:
  Stuart Polhemus (____ - 1921)*
  Martin Stuart Polhemus (1922 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Polhemus (____ - 1901)*
  Mattie Polhemus (1886 - 1886)*
  Arthur James Polhemus (1888 - 1978)*
  Carrie Polhemus Polhemus (1890 - 1969)*
  George Nelson Polhemus (1896 - 1961)
  Charles Stevens Polhemus (1898 - 1964)*
  Alice Josephine Polhemus Lindstrom (1902 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ames Municipal Cemetery
Ames
Story County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 30, 2010
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