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James Arthur Polhemus
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1919
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 2005
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA

Born in Atlanta, Nebraska, James was the eldest of four children born to Arthur James and Laura (Fitch) Polhemus. He attended school at Atlanta, graduating from Atlanta High School in 1937. He then pursued higher education in Pasadena, California. Following his education, James served his country during World War II and was stationed in England and France, where he participated in D-Day at Normandy Beach. With his first wife, Virginai Baumer, James had four children: Jane, James, Jr., Mark, and Matthias. He and his family lived in the Houston, Texas, area. On Nov. 23, 1970 he married Sylvia Durbin Isam at Birmingham, Alabama. The couple made their home in Funk, Nebraska. James was the grandfather of seven; and the great grandfather of five. He was preceded in death by his son, James, and his brother Lynn. James was laid to rest in the veterans section of Prairie Home Cemetery.

A gentle man who loved to talk to people before losing his vocal cords to cancer, Jim is missed so much by his family and friends.
Family links: 
  Arthur James Polhemus (1888 - 1978)
  Laura Alice Fitch Polhemus (1893 - 1998)
  Virginia Bessie Baumer Polhemus (1925 - 2000)
  Sylvia Germain Durbin Polhemus (1932 - 2006)*
  James Arthur Polhemus (1951 - 1983)*
  James Arthur Polhemus (1919 - 2005)
  Eugene Polhemus (1922 - 2013)*
  Laurel Beth Polhemus Pierson (1924 - 2014)*
  Lynn Polhemus (1926 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Home Cemetery
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: SKP
Record added: Dec 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12650857
James Arthur Polhemus
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James Arthur Polhemus
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James Arthur Polhemus
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 Added: Jun. 18, 2017

 Added: Jun. 14, 2017
You're still remembered and missed. Rest in peace.
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