Special family members
Sometime back, when I learned of the death of an Olmste(a)d family member who had passed the century mark, I wondered how many others have reached that mark. More than I might expect might be the answer, particularly now that modern medicine coupled with better living conditions this past 150 years kept Willard on NBC’s Today Show (before he retired) with more centurions than he could announce each day. Fifty years ago someone reaching 100 was highly unusual; recently Willard honored two that were 106. Many entries below were extracted from the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) which usually lists the residence at death; when that is not given I have included the state where the SS # was issued. Listed are those with a last name Olmste(a)d and spouses of Olmste(a)ds; we have not carried it down through change of family name to other direct descendants who have passed the century mark. In the notes column will be their number (as ####*) if listed in the 1912 Olmsted Family in America genealogy. When SSDI appears in the notes column it is an indication that we have not yet identified that person within our Olmste(a)d records. If they have a profile on wikitree.com (an online, world-wide tree) their ID will be given — just add it to the URL https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/
|Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Residence||Age||Notes||WikiTree ID|
|Harvey, Kitty Mary (Bonham)||12 Jan 1860||10 Jul 1972||Minneapolis, MN||112||6720*; Mrs. William||Bonham-1132|
|Olmstead, Molly M. (Garrett)||13 Oct 1899||15 Apr 2005||Wartburg, TN||105||Mrs. Carl||Garrett-8812|
|Olmstead, Daniel (7665*)||3 Sep 1870||16 Sep 1975||Eaton Co., MI||105||7665*||Olmstead-6087|
|Bisset, Margaret Pearl (Olmstead)||24 Dec 1892||9 May 1996||Winnipeg, MB||103||Olmstead-6499|
|Olmsted, Beulah A. (Hann)||16 Sep 1900||10 Oct 2003||Ogallala, NE||103||Mrs. Frederick (8800*)||Hann-716|
|Clark, Mary Melita (Olmstead)||13 Jun 1908||12 Jun 2011||Burlington, Ontario, Canada||102||Olmstead-6472|
|Olmstead, Ollis Leroy||25 Mar 1902||7 May 2004||Caribou, ME||102||Olmstead-5453|
|Olmstead, Herbert George||12 Apr 1912||9 Nov 2014||Wisconsin & Texas||102||Olmstead-5178|
|VanDiver, Delia May (Olmstead)||3 May 1905||5 Jul 2007||Slidel, LA||102||Mrs. Harold (3365*)||Olmstead-4484|
|Olmsted, Rhoda (Silliman)||29 Sep 1800||23 Dec 1901||Hobart, NY||101||Mrs. Levi (4372*)||Silliman-408|
|Olmsted, Anna (unknown)||30 Nov 1885||Jul 1987||Hartford, CT||101||Mrs. Roy (3436*)||Unknown-491357|
|Olmsted, Gertrude Ethyl (Lewis)||24 Sep 1888||10 Nov 1989||Saginaw, MI||101||Mrs. Ray||Lewis-37725|
|Olmstead, Marion||17 Jan 1885||20 Jan 1986||Daytona Beach, FL||101||Mrs. Samuel (10226*)||Sheldon-3628|
|Olmstead, Florence (Peckham)||2 Oct 1885||Nov 1986||New Bern, NC||101||Mrs. Frank (3357*)||Peckham-1130|
|Olmstead, Avis Cleo (Allen)||8 Oct 1896||7 Mar 1998||Newington, CT||101||Mrs. Herbert||Allen-40911|
|Olmsted, Anne (Johnson)||25 Dec 1901||17 Feb 2003||Harrah, OK||101||Mrs. Claude W.||Johnson-87919|
|Olmsted, Ethel (Johnson)||31 Oct 1891||28 Nov 2002||Cairo, NY||101||Mrs. John (3040*)||Johnson-87920|
|Drake, Mildred Bambury (Olmstead)||3 Jan 1909||5 Mar 2010||Pulaski, NY||101||3762*||Olmstead-7087|
|Olmsted, Mary (Crampton)||1852||27 May 1953||Holdrege, NE||100||Mrs. Henry (2044*)||Crampton-664|
|Olmstead, Hazel Reed||29 Aug 1885||Sep 1985||Camillus, NY||100||Olmstead-4473|
|Olmsted, Mary Edna (Cassidy)||1 Mar 1888||31 Aug 1988||Newark, NY||100||Mrs. Harry L.||Cassidy-2610|
|Olmsted, Margaret||7 Feb 1894||26 Oct 1994||Rock Island, IL||100||3700*||Olmsted-2817|
|Olmsted, Iantha Myrle (Fichter)||5 Jan 1895||10 May 1995||Cedar Springs, MI||100||Mrs. Carl C.||Fichter-44|
|Olmsted, Grace (Mather)||16 Dec 1891||24 Feb 1992||Marshall, MI||100||Mrs. George S.||Mather-1547|
|Olmstead, Hanna||29 Dec 1891||20 May 1992||Luther Valley, WI||100||Mrs. John S.||Springen-1|
|Olmstead, Edna (Hayes)||11 May 1903||1 Aug 2003||Rupert, ID||100||Mrs. Frederick R. (10169*)||Hayes -13481|
|Olmsted, Louise K. (Blosl)||24 Aug 1904||7 Dec 2004||Las Vegas, NV||100||Mrs. Branche (8975*)||Blosl-17|
|Olmstead, Hazel L. (Young)||9 Feb 1907||13 Feb 2007||Kirkland, WA||100||Mrs. Ralph E.||Young-36610|
|Grasley, Stella Mae (Olmstead)||18 Aug 1909||23 Jul 2010||Algoma, WI||100||Olmstead-7215|
Diamond (75th) Wedding Anniversaries
It would probably be appropriate to also include those, if any, who have achieved the 75th wedding anniversary milestone.
Another group that has caught my eye, but I didn’t track, are multiple births; twins are not uncommon but triplets and quadruplets are worthy of note. Please inform me of any of these special family members that should be noted here. Recent statistic for births in the US: Twins — 3.31% (1/30), Triplets — 0.14% (1/715), and Qunits — 0.00092% (1/10,870).
There was a report of a set of triplets, all of whom survived, born in the early 1900s. We have not yet identified them.
Bernice, Berta, and Bertha Olmstead, daughters of Harmon Camp Olmstead and Rebecca Levonia Lee were born on 26 Oct 1872 in Henry County, Illinois. None of them survived more than one day.
Named in the California Birth Index on ancestry.com are triplets Jane, Janet, and Robert Olmstead, born 25 October 1944 in Fresno to Herbert George and Eva Elizabeth (Dietrich) Olmstead.
Named in their father’s obituary (25 Sept 2011) are Regan, Avery, and Trinity Olmstead, born in the 1990s, children of Ronald and Debra (Null) Olmstead of Dover, Massachusetts.
Thomas and Mary (Ward) Olmsted are the proud parents of John Thomas, Susan Catherine, Charlotte Ann, and Russell Randall Olmsted born on 24 March 1994 in Shreveport, LA.
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