Person:William Olmsted (14)

Rev. William Beach Olmsted
m. 22 Jul 1891
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Name Rev. William Beach Olmsted
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Feb 1864 New York City, New York, United States
Marriage 22 Jul 1891 New York, United Statesto Anna Nelson Starkweather
Death? Dec 1929 Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Burial? Clark Chapel Mausoleum, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States
  1. 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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    ... 6490, (Rev.) William Beach, Pomfret, Conn.; b. Feb. 26, 1864.

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    (No. 6490) Page 281 REV. WILLIAM BEACH OLMSTED
    Grad. Trinity 1887. Degree L.H.D. Trinity 1910. Married July 22, 1891, Anne Nelson Starkweather of Cooperstown, N.Y. Master of St. Mark's School, Southboro, Mass., 1887-1897. Head Master Pomfret School 1897-1912. ...

  2.   Albert E. Benson History of Saint Mark's School.

    ... Among the new-comers to the School in the autumn of 1887 was Mr. W. B. Olmsted, whose brother, James F. Olmsted,(86) had been Senior Tutor, and a valuable instructor for four years. William Beach Olmsted was born in New York City on the twenty-sixth of February, 1864, and was the brother of Bishop Charles Sanford Olmsted. He was graduated from Trinity College in 1887, was given the honorary degree of Master of Arts by Yale College in 1908, and the degree of Doctor of Letters by Trinity in 1910. In 1888 he was made Senior Master at St. Mark's, and continued until 1897, when he was called to Pomfret School to take the headmastership left vacant by the death of William Edward Peck, the Founder. In 1891 he was married to Anne Nelson Starkweather, of Cooperstown, N. Y. He is still Headmaster of Pomfret School, whose debt to him is too well known to need comment. Optimistic and vigorous, accurate and skilful as a teacher, he left on St. Mark's the impression of a loyal and constructive character, and in all who knew him a lasting affection. ...

    ... On the ninth of March Mr. Peck, the Headmaster, whose labor had been incessant and worries in connection with the new conditions almost endless, was attacked by a severe case of pneumonia, which developed into pleuro-pneumonia, and the charge of the School was transferred to Mr. Olmsted. The Vindex states that for some days Mr. Peck hovered between life and death. ...

    ... A house, the one now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Flood, was soon built for Mr. Olmsted, the Senior Master, who had previously occupied rooms in the original part of the old school; ...