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John Polhemus
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Birth: unknown
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1901
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA

John was the seventh child of John Martin and Alice Louise (Humphreys) Polhemus. His siblings were Mattie, who died in infancy about four years before John was born, Arthur James, Carrie, Winifred Odessa,George Nelson, Charles Stevens, and Alice Josephine, who was born about two years after his death.

The Holdrege newspaper reported that John was two months old when he died. Prairie Home Cemetery records indicate that he was 17 weeks old. His father's Bible gives his date of death as 20 February 1901. The Prairie Home Cemetery records indicate the date of death as 19 February 1901. His father may have entered the correct date in the Bible or he may have entered an incorrect date because he was distraught or entered it days or weeks after the fact. It's also possible the cemetery worker made a mistake when recording the date. If poor little John was two months old when he died as the newspaper states and his date of death 19 February 1890, his birth date would have been 25 December 1900. If he was two months old and died on 20 February, his birth date would have been 26 December 1900. If he lived to be 17 weeks old and the date of death shown in the cemetery records correct, little John would have been born 23 October 1890. If you have any information that could help pinpoint his birth date, please contact the memorial's creator.
Family links: 
  John Martin Polhemus (1860 - 1921)
  Alice Louise Humphreys Polhemus (1863 - 1947)
  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
Prairie Home Cemetery
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot 44 E
Created by: SKP
Record added: Sep 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9521800
John Polhemus
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John Polhemus
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John Polhemus
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