Saturday, August 21, 2010

Coleridge Public Cemetery, Cedar County, Nebraska

The Coleridge Public Cemetery in Cedar County, Nebraska has a few names that appear to be related to the Brassfield surname. John and Jennie J. (Johnson) Hunt, parents of Thelma Sarah (Hunt) Brassfield, wife of Floyd Gipson Brassfield. Howard Harry Hunt, son of John and Jennie and brother of Thelma is buried there as well. Nathan Johnson Hunt, brother of Thelma and Howard is also buried there.

Here are some notes based on the photos posted at the excellent website of the Nebraska Gravestone Photo Project as well as family notes about the cemetery from an August 1995 visit.

John Hunt, b. Oct. 3, 1869, d. Dec. 29, 1965. (1)
Jennie J. his wife, b. Mar. 5, 1878, d. Sept. 11, 1914 (1)
Howard H. Hunt, b. Nov. 3, 1907, d. Oct. 12, 1941 (2)
Nathan J. Hunt, b. Mar. 19, 1900 d. Dec. 8, 1935 (3)

Notable is the fact that Jennie and two of her sons Howard and Nathan only lived to their mid 30's. I don't have details on the nature of their deaths, perhaps it's only a coincidence and nothing medical.

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