Person:Henry Olmsted (7)

Henry King Olmsted, M.D.
b.30 Aug 1824
m. 8 Aug 1815
  1. Henry King Olmsted, M.D.1824 - 1896
m. 18 Dec 1855
  1. Anna Amelia Olmsted1860 - 1860
  2. Ellen Olmsted, twin1865 -
  3. Mary Olmsted, twin1865 - Aft 1912
Facts and Events
Name Henry King Olmsted, M.D.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 30 Aug 1824
Marriage 18 Dec 1855 to Anna Maria Olmsted
Death[1] 30 Nov 1896 Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Recorded, in Olmsted, Henry King (1824-1896), and George Kemp Ward (1848-1937). Genealogy of the Olmsted family in America: embracing the descendants of James and Richard Olmstead and covering a period of nearly three centuries, 1632-1912. (New York: A. T. DeLaMare, 1912.).

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    (1492) HENRY KING OLMSTED (M. D.), Hartford, Conn. b. Aug. 30, 1824; d. at Jackson, Mich., Nov. 30, 1896; m. Dec. 18, 1855, Anna Maria Olmsted (No. 1168); b. July 14, 1827; d. Feb. 23, 1885.

    Dr. Olmsted grad. Trinity, 1846; College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. City, 1851; served one year as House Physician in Colored Home Hospital, N. Y.; eighteen months as House Physician at Bellevue Hospital, N. Y. City and one year as Surgeon in U. S. M. S. Co.'s line, between New York and Colon, S. America. The ships of this time formed a sort of auxiliary force to the United States Navy and were commanded by naval officers. Dr. Olmsted served under the command of Captain Porter, afterwards so distinguished as an admiral in the Civil War.

    On leaving the service the doctor returned home and settled in East Hartford as a practicing physician. Here he married Anna, daughter of Colonel Solomon Olmsted, his fifth cousin. (It is perhaps not unfitting to note here a curious little coincidence. In the celebration on the occasion of Lafayette's visit to Hartford during his return journey through the States, the Governor's Foot Guard was commanded by Major Lynde Olmsted, the doctor's father and the First Regiment was commanded by Colonel Solomon Olmsted, his father-in-law to be.)

    After practicing his profession in East Hartford for ten (10) years, illness in his family, which necessitated a change of climate, caused him to give up his practice, and an incipient heart affection led him later under the advice of some of the most eminent New York physicians to abandon his profession altogether. After several years spent in favorable climates the health of his family was restored and he came back and took up his residence in Hartford, where he lived until his home was broken up by the death of his wife and the marriage of his daughters. His later years he devoted to the Olmsted Genealogy which proved to be to him indeed a labor of love and in which he took
    lasting satisfaction — a satisfaction marred only by the fact that he did not live to see it published. He died at the residence of his son-in-law, Rev. William E. Strong, in Jackson, Michigan.

    Dr. Olmsted was a member of the Congregational Church and was for many years a deacon in the Park Church, Hartford.

    2661, Anna Amelia; b. Oct. 14, 1860; d. Oct. 15, 1860.
    2662, Ellen +.
    2663, Mary +.

    Henry King Olmsted, M.D.