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 century keep Willard on NBC’s Today Show with more centurions than he can announce. 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.
|Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Residence||Age||Notes|
|Harvey, Kitty Mary (Bonham)||12 Jan 1860||10 Jul 1972||Minneapolis, MN||112|
|Olmstead, Molly M. (Garrett)||13 Oct 1899||15 Apr 2005||Wartburg, TN||105||Mrs. Carl|
|Olmstead, Daniel (7665*)||3 Sep 1870||16 Sep 1975||Eaton Co., MI||105|
|Bisset, Margaret Pearl (Olmstead)||24 Dec 1892||9 May 1996||Winnipeg, MB||103|
|Olmsted, Beulah A. (Hahn)||16 Sep 1900||10 Oct 2003||Ogallala, NE||103||Mrs. Frederick (8800*)|
|Olmstead, Ollis Leroy||25 Mar 1902||7 May 2004||Caribou, ME||102|
|Olmsted, Rhoda (Sillman)||Sep 1800||aft Jul 1901||Hobart, NY||101||Mrs. Levi (4372*)|
|Olmsted, Anna||30 Nov 1885||Jul 1987||Hartford, CT||101|
|Olmsted, Gertrude E.||24 Sep 1888||10 Nov 1989||Saginaw, MI||101|
|Olmsted, Annie J.||25 Dec 1901||17 Feb 2003||Harrah, OK||101|
|Olmstead, Marion||17 Jan 1885||Jan 1986||Seattle, WA||101|
|Olmstead, Florence||2 Oct 1885||Nov 1986||New Bern, NC||101|
|Olmstead, Avis (Allen)||8 Oct 1896||7 Mar 1998||Newington, CT||101|
|VanDiver, Delia May (Olmstead)||3 May 1905||5 Jul 2007||Slidel, LA||101|
|Olmstead, Anne (Johnson)||25 Dec 1901||17 Feb 2003||Oklahoma City, OK||101||Mrs. Claude W.|
|Olmsted, Ethel (Johnson)||31 Oct 1891||2 Nov 2002||Oklahoma City, OK||101||Mrs. John William|
|Olmstead, Hazel||29 Aug 1885||Sep 1986||Camillus, NY||100|
|Olmsted, Edna C.||1 Mar 1888||31 Aug 1988||Newark, NY||100|
|Olmsted, Margaret||7 Feb 1894||26 Oct 1994||Rock Island, IL||100|
|Olmsted, Iantha M.||5 Jan 1895||10 May 1995||Cedar Springs, MI||100|
|Olmsted, Grace||16 Dec 1891||24 Feb 1992||(SS# from MI)||100|
|Olmstead, Hanna||29 Dec 1891||20 May 1992||(SS# from MI)||100|
|Olmstead, Edna H.||11 May 1903||1 Aug 2003||Rupert, ID||100|
|Olmsted, Louise K. (Blosi)||24 Aug 1904||7 Dec 2004||Las Vegas, NV||100||Mrs. Branche (8975*)|
|Olmstead, Hazel L.||9 Feb 1907||13 Feb 2007||Kirkland, WA||100|
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.
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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