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Arthur James Polhemus
Birth: Apr. 15, 1888
Death: Aug. 25, 1978

Art was the second child of John Martin & Alice Louise (Humphreys) Polhemus, born at home in Industry Township, Phelps County, Nebraska. He was the second child but grew up as the oldest of several children since the first baby died shortly after birth. After graduating from school, Art's "tramping" took him to various locations, including upstate New York where his mother's family resided before migrating to Nebraska.

Art, who apparently was quite a sought after bachelor, married Laura Alice Fitch in 1914, and fathered three sons and one daughter. A hardworking farmer and respected horseman, Art took over the Polhemus homestead around 1921 when his parents retired, and worked it until about 1970. Following a medical event that made it next to impossible for his wife or other family members to care for him, Art was moved to the Bertrand Nursing Home, where he received excellent care by the dedicated staff until he passed away in 1978.

Survivors included his wife Laura; sons James (Sylvia) of Funk, Gene (Soffia) of Kearney, and Lynn (Evelyn) of rural Holdrege; daughter Laural Beth (Art) Pierson of Corpus Christi, Texas; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one sister, Alice Lindstrom. He was preceded in death by grandson, David Polhemus; brother-in-law, Sidney Lindstrom; and daughter-in-law Helen Polhemus.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Martin Polhemus (1860 - 1921)
  Alice Louise Humphreys Polhemus (1863 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Alice Fitch Polhemus (1893 - 1998)
 
 Children:
  James Arthur Polhemus (1919 - 2005)*
  Eugene Polhemus (1922 - 2013)*
  Laurel Beth Polhemus Pierson (1924 - 2014)*
  Lynn Polhemus (1926 - 1997)*
 
 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:
Prairie Home Cemetery
Holdrege
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 26, 2004
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I'm sorry I could not be there this year to decorate your grave.
- SKP
 Added: May. 24, 2015
Resting in God's peace
- sjb
 Added: May. 24, 2015

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 Added: Apr. 18, 2015
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