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Alice Louise Humphreys Polhemus
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1863
Starkey
Yates County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1947
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA

Alice was the oldest child of Jeanette (Huson) and John J. Humphreys, an Irish immigrant. As a child, she lived with her family in New York, Illinois and New Jersey. The day after her 1884 marriage to John Martin Polhemus in Reading, Schuyler County, New York, the couple traveled by train to Nebraska, where they homesteaded. She was the mother of eight children: Mattie, Arthur, Carrie, Winnie, George, Charles, John and Alice. Two of her children, Mattie and John, died within a month of their birth. Alice and John Martin retired from farming in about 1920 and moved into Holdrege. She was widowed in 1921. Eventually she went to live with her daughter and daughter's family in rural Phelps County, probably because she suffered from dementia and couldn't care for herself, and it was there she died. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Joseph Humphreys (1826 - 1879)
  Jeanette Tyler Huson Humphreys (1837 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  John Martin Polhemus (1860 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  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)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Louise Humphreys Polhemus (1863 - 1947)
  Arthur Humphreys (1866 - 1950)*
  John B. Humphreys (1869 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Prairie Home Cemetery
Holdrege
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: SKP
Record added: Jun 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14504324
Alice Louise <i>Humphreys</i> Polhemus
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Alice Louise <i>Humphreys</i> Polhemus
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