Pvt. Hiram Monroe Olmstead

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Pvt. Hiram Monroe Olmstead

Birthplace: Randolph, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
Death: June 20, 1895 (70)
Riverdale, Weber County, Utah, United States (Bladder Cancer)
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Olmstead and Almira Olmstead-Hatch
Husband of Jane Olmstead; Eleanore Olmstead; Catherine "Jane" Olmstead and Sarah Elizabeth Olmstead
Father of Hyrum Monroe Olmstead; Sarah Jane Davis and Mary Elizabeth Brown
Brother of Hannah Olmstead; David Olmstead; Matilda Olmstead; John Olmstead; Sarah Ann Olmstead and 7 others

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About Pvt. Hiram Monroe Olmstead




Died at Riverdale, Weber County, Utah, June 20, 1895. Hyrum Monroe was the son of Moses Olmstead and Almira Seekins, born at Farmersville, Chautauqua County, New York, was baptized in 1843 and moved to Nauvoo soon afterwards; was there ordained a Seventy; passed through the trials and affliction the Saints were called to pass through at the exodus from Nauvoo. He enlisted in the Mormon Battalion. Marched to the Pacific coast; was there discharged remained at San Bernadine till 1855, when he came to Utah; stayed at Provo where he was married to Elizabeth Hammond by whom he had three children. In 1856 he was called to take his mule team and go to meet the emigrants in the handcart company and went west as far as the Sweetwater. In 1858 he moved to Riverdale where he resided until his demise. He had been a great sufferer for along time. He died of cancer of the bladder.

The funeral service was held in the schoolhouse at Riverdale, conducted by Bishop Sanford Bingham; singing conducted by Richard Dye. Remarks were made by seven members of the Mormon Battalion who also acted as Pallbearers. Namely, John C. Thompson, Alexander Brown, Jesse Brown, Ralph Douglas, James shonp, John Bybee and Charles Hancock. Elders Lorin Farr and Charles F. Middleton made a few well-chosen remarks. The bishop offered a few words of comfort to the family, and benediction was pronounced by William C. Parker. About twenty carriages filled with friends and visitors followed the hearse to the Ogden Cemetery. The grave was dedicated by Elder Richard Dye.

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Pvt. Hiram Monroe Olmstead's Timeline

November 28, 1824
Randolph, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
May 3, 1864
Riverdale, Weber County, Utah, United States
June 20, 1895
Age 70
Riverdale, Weber County, Utah, United States
June 24, 1895
Age 70
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States