Frederick Law Olmsted I

26 April 1822–28 August 1903 (Age 81)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Frederick Law

When Frederick Law Olmsted I was born on 26 April 1822, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Hull Olmsted I, was 30 and his mother, Charlotte Law Hull, was 21. He married Mary Cleveland Perkins on 13 June 1859, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1880 and Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1903. He died on 28 August 1903, in Belmont, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Old North Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Frederick Law Olmsted I
Mary Cleveland Perkins
Marriage: 13 June 1859
John Charles Olmsted
Charlotte Olmstead
Owen Frederick Olmsted
John Theodore Olmsted
Marion Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted II

Spouse and Children

13 June 1859
New York City, New York, United States


    John Charles Olmsted


    Charlotte Olmstead


    Owen Frederick Olmsted


    John Theodore Olmsted



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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 3

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Olmstead .

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

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Story Highlight

Frederick Law Olmsted Finds a Wife (But It Wasn’t Easy) - New England Historical Society

Frederick Law Olmsted had played the field of pretty, well-to-do young ladies in 1851 when he decided it was time to get married. He was pushing 30. All his friends had settled down and his younger br …

Sources (3)

  • Frederick Aulensted, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fredrick Lan Olmstead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Fred Law Olmstead in household of Edwd F Underhill, "New York State Census, 1855"

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