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Alice Louise Humphreys Polhemus
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1863
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. After completing her schooling, she became a teacher.

The day after her 1884 marriage to John Martin Polhemus in Reading, Schuyler County, New York, the couple traveled by train to Nebraska. They homesteaded in Industry Township, where they built a house that was destroyed by fire several years later. The house was rebuilt and has served as home for three succeeding generations.

Alice 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 birth. Alice and John retired from farming in about 1920 and moved into Holdrege. She was widowed in 1921, the same year her mother passed away.

Eventually Alice went to live with her daughter's family in rural Phelps County, probably because she suffered from dementia and could no longer care for herself. It was there she passed away. She was buried next to her husband John.
Family links: 
  John Joseph Humphreys (1826 - 1879)
  Jeanette Tyler Huson Humphreys (1837 - 1921)
  John Martin Polhemus (1860 - 1921)
  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)*
  Alice Louise Humphreys Polhemus (1863 - 1947)
  Arthur Humphreys (1866 - 1950)*
  John B. Humphreys (1869 - 1966)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Home Cemetery
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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Alice Louise <i>Humphreys</i> Polhemus
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