Silas Olmsted, Jr.

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Silas Olmsted, Jr.

Birthplace: Wards Island, New York City, New York, New York, United States
Death: April 29, 1884 (69)
Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Silas Olmsted; Silas Olmsted, Sr. and Nancy Olmsted
Husband of Emily Olmsted and Emily Olmsted
Father of Flora Emma Avery
Brother of Jane Ann Scofield; David Olmsted and Charles Olmsted

Occupation: miller and merchant
Managed by: Eldon Lester Clark
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About Silas Olmsted, Jr.

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Birth: Aug. 20, 1814

Death: Apr. 29, 1884 Galesburg Knox County Illinois, USA

Olmsted Family #4982 SILAS OLMSTED, Jr., Galesburg IL, born on Ward's Island, East River NY {August 20, 1814} and died April 29, 1884 Galesburg IL, where he lies buried in Hope Cemetery.

He married at Geneseo IL September 1, 1842 Emily Ward born at Stone Church, Genesee County NY November 10, 1825 dau of Abner and Huldah (Sykes) Ward and died in Ithaca NY March 21,1911 at the home of her son Everett {but buried at Hope Cemetery, Galesburg IL}.

Silas was one of the pioneer settlers of Illinois. He started for the West from New York City for the first time in August 1835, and was, at different times, a miller and a merchant. He was extremely fond of music and, when a young man, belonged to the Handel and Haydn Society, of New York City. He played both the flute and the cello, and for a long time was first tenor of the choir of the Congregational Church (First Church of Christ) of Galesburg, of which he was a member. He was a man of a deeply religious nature, of medium height, thick set, with hazel eyes and dark hair.

Family links:

  • Emily Ward Olmsted (1825 - 1911)*
  • Flora Emma Olmsted Avery (1847 - 1925)*
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Burial: Hope Cemetery Galesburg Knox County Illinois, USA Plot: Lot 96

Maintained by: Jim Ferris Originally Created by: Florence Record added: Jun 30, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 5582111

Source: The Groton Avery Clan, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden), Vol. II, p. 808

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Silas Olmsted, Jr.'s Timeline

August 20, 1814
Wards Island, New York City, New York, New York, United States
April 25, 1847
Olmsted's Mill, near, Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois, United States
April 29, 1884
Age 69
Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States