Posted By:J Christiansen
Subject:Re: Minnie SPINT JONES CORBETT 1877-1919/Nebraska
Post Date:August 15, 2012 at 13:45:29
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Hi. A little more...

1910 (posted previously)
Polk County, Nebraska
Steve Corbet, 38 b. Canada, farmer, married once, married 7 years
Minnie 32 b. in Minnesota, married 7 years has had 1 child, 1 is living
Ethel Jones, 16 b. Nebraska

Steve is a widower in 1920.

Osceola, Polk, Wisconsin
Steve Corbet 68 born abt 1872 in Canada English naturalized citizen, farmer
Casey Corbet 54 born about 1886 in Nebraska
J H Barr 89 father-in-law
Lula Barr 52 single sister-in-law
Veldia Lockhard 36 single niece
Residence in 1935: Same house - The Barrs and Veldia (a question on the 1940 census)
Residence in 1935: Rural Polk County, Nebraska (Steve and Casey)

NEWS (see link below)
The police were busy Monday evening looking for Stephen Corbett of Osceola, a brother of James Corbett of this city. The fellow was not found, although he was in the city and it is supposed here that he returned home. The following telegram appeared in the morning Omaha World-Herald sent from Osceola, dated Monday: "Mrs. Minnie Jones was shot twice this afternoon by Stephen Corbett, and is in a critical condition. The affair occurred at the home of young Corbett, where Mrs. Jones has been staying during the past three months. A quarrel was had between the two, and without warning Corbett drew a 22-caliber revolver and commenced shooting. The first bullet passed through a stocking which Mrs. Jones had around her throat, and made an ugly wound. The second shot was fired while the woman was on the floor, and as she put her hand up before her face the bullet passed through the hand. Corbett then hastened into the yard, and going to the barn, harnessed his horses and drove away. The neighbors were notified and word was brought to Osceola, and the sheriff started immediately in pursuit of the man. It is thought that he will go to Columbus, as he has a brother there, and word brought in says that he was started in that direction. Mrs. Jones is a widow who formerly resided in Omaha. Her parents now reside northeast of Osceola a short distance. She had been keeping company with Corbett, and it was over a matter of jealousy that the trouble started."

Burials in Osceola Cemetery, Polk County, Nebraska
(where Minnie Spint Jones Corbett is buried)
Information from the "Polk County Heritage" published by the Osceola Centennial Committee, Bernie Gissler, Chairman, Osceola Nebraska 68651 in 1975

Corbett, Steve, b 1871; d 1958
Corbett, Cassie, b 1883; d 1973 - apparently second wife to Steve
Corbett, Dave, b 1871; d 1957 - apparently twin to Steve
Corbett, Jim, b 1874; d 1913 - Steve's brother per the news item
Corbett, Jack, b 1837; d 1877
Corbett, Lida, b 1835; d 1920