James Hubert Olmsted

29 April 1845–22 October 1916 (Age 71)
East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of James Hubert

When James Hubert Olmsted was born on 29 April 1845, in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ralph Adams Olmsted, was 31 and his mother, Cornelia Cowles, was 34. He married Mary Langdon Melzeard on 12 April 1876. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 22 October 1916, in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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James Hubert Olmsted
Mary Langdon Melzeard
Marriage: 12 April 1876
Bertha May Olmsted

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1876
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Slavery is Abolished
    Age 3
    In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Olmstead .History: James Olmsted was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (10)

    • James H. Olmsted in entry for Bertha M. Olmsted, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Hubert J Olmsted in household of Ralph Olmsted, "United States Census, 1870"
    • J. Hubert Olmsted, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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