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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.

Centurions

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.

Multiple births

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).

Triplets

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.

Quadruplets

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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