William Henry Olmstead (1843-1930)

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William Henry Olmstead
Born: 19 Mar 1843 Bethel, Branch, Michigan
Died: 24 Mar 1930 Gilead, Branch, Michigan
Father: Lyman Olmstead
Mother: Sarah Ann Cummings
Siblings: Riley Clark Olmstead
Martha Jane Olmstead
William Henry Olmstead
Eliza Adalaide Olmstead
David Ransona Olmstead
Mary Catherine Olmstead
Ada Evelyn Olmstead
Estelle Josephine Olmstead
Spouse: Maryetta M. Beagle
Married: 1863 Branch Co., Michigan
Children: James Benny Olmstead
Alla Olmstead
Almeda Olmstead
Luella Olmstead


  • Name variant: Olmsted [1850 census]
  • 1850 Federal Census, Michigan, Branch, Bethel, Enumerated 18 Sep 1850, p. 393b, Dwelling #93, Family #93:
Olmsted, Lyman
Henry, 8, m, Mich, attended school
  • 1860 Federal Census, Michigan, Branch, Bethel, Enumerated 30 Jun 1860, p. 112, Dwelling #816, Family #816:
Olmstead, Lyman
Henry, 17, m, Mich
County: BRANCH
Date: 00 XXX 1863
  • 1870 Federal Census, Michigan, Branch, Bethel, p. 33, Enumerated 20 Jul 1870, Dwelling #288, Family #289:
Bennie, James
Olmstead, William H., 27, m, w, Farmer, /800, Mich, vote
Marietta, 25, f, w, Keeping House, Mich
James, 6, m, w, Mich, attended school
  • 1880 Federal Census, Disk 31, Gilead, Branch, Michigan, FHL Film 1254573, Page 608C:
OLMSTEAD, William H., head, Male, Md, White, 38, Farmer, MI, NY, PA
Mariette, Wife, Female, Md, White, 36, Keeping House, MI, Scot, NY
James B., Son Male, Single, White, 16, Farm Laborer, MI, MI, MI
Almeda, Daughter, Female, Single, White, 7, MI, MI, MI
FOX, Isabella M., Other, Female, Single, White, 16, Servant, MI, NY, NY
County: BRANCH
Date: 13 DEC 1907
  • Marriage: FHL Film #930798, Branch County, Michigan, Record of Marriages, Book H, page 17, record 15420
  • Burial: BCGS. Cemetery Inscriptions and Records1831-1981, Vol. I, North Gilead Cemetery
located on Gilead Lake Road in Section 6 of Gilead Township. Taken from Township clerk's records and tombstones on 7 Jul 1979. Tombstones recorded by Lucile and Colleen Batterson. p. 7:
Lot 96. Olmstead W H b 19 Mar 1843 d 24 Mar 1930
  • Ranney, Lucretia Lyman. Joseph Robison and Conrelia [sic] Guinal or Quinell, August 1958, p. 12.
  • Robison, Joleen Ashman. Almon Robison, Utah Pioneer, Man of Mystique and Tragedy, p . 91