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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Family Time Line

Frederick Law Olmsted I
1822–1903
Mary Cleveland Perkins
1830–1921
Marriage: 13 June 1859
John Charles Olmsted
1852–1920
John
–1920
Charlotte Olmstead
1855–1908
Owen Frederick Olmsted
1857–1881
John Theodore Olmsted
1860–1860
Marion Olmsted
1861–1948
Olmsted
1866–1866
Frederick Law Olmsted II
1870–1957

Spouse and Children

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

(8)

    John Charles Olmsted

    Male1852–1920Male

    Charlotte Olmstead

    Female1855–1908Female

    Owen Frederick Olmsted

    Male1857–1881Male

    John Theodore Olmsted

    Male1860–1860Male

    Female1861–1948Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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.
1846

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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