Yuma County, Colorado
Yuma County Pioneer Photographs:
Ada P. Olmstead, 1South 43West
ORSON OLMSTED, Seward, Seward County, Neb. b. May 26, 1806;
m. Apr. 4, 1838, Paulina Dorr Grant; b. Feb. 21, 1814; dau. of William and
Tirzah (Trobridge) Grant, of German Flats, Herkimer County, N. Y.
In 1856 Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, Ada is 9, with parents Orson 59 and Paulina D. 51. Letitia is 26, Wm. T. 24, Sophia 21, Caroline 20, Louise 18, O Kellog 17.
Letitia Grant; b. May 23, 1839; m. Oct. 9, 1873, Charles King
Humphrey of Seward, Neb. ; b. Aug. 2, 1843 ; son of Egbert and Bercy (Beach)
Humphrey, of Bloomfield, N. Y.
Seward County, Nebraska history :
"Charles K. Humphrey was a New York state boy that found a home in Ohio in early
childhood. Born at Bloomfield, August 2, 1843. Was educated in Ohio,
where he enlisted in the 20th Ohio light artillery. Was in the battles
of Stone river and Franklin, besides many skirmishes. June 7. 1865,
was discharged at Chattanooga, Tennessee. On his return home he
began looking for the western trail and found it. It of course, led him
to Seward, where he found just the right place, and he found more.
He found where Father Olmstead lived and Letitia G., his daughter.
They were married October 7, 1873. She was a New York girl born
May 23, 1839. at Walesville, and came to Nebraska with her parents
when Seward was but a hamlet.
They have born to them four children. One died in infancy ;
Bercie, now Mrs. L. C. Moore ; O. Egbert, who enlisted in Nebraska
First and was with the boys at Manilla, was mortally wounded and
returned home to die. His death occurred at his father's home, Nov.
17, 1899; Arthur G., is yet at home.
Mr. Humphrey is a carpenter and builder and has followed the
business sucessfully in Seward for about thirty-five years and can count
hundreds of buildings that he has constructed. He is a member of the
G. A. R. and also of the A. O. U. W.
Sarah Sophia; b. at Walesville, Oneida County, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1843.
Caroline Clarissa; b. Nov. 23, 1844; m. Jan. 1, 1874, John Levi
Tresler, of Seward, Neb.; b. July 22, 1846; d. Dec. 3, 1882; son of Levi and
Ellen (Purbaugh) Tresler, of Somerset, Pa.
Carrie was in Denver in 1900, widowed, 55, with Edgar Roy 25, Orson Earl 23, and John Ezra 20.
2 Mary Louisa; b. Oct.
22. 1846; d. July 30, 1868.
, Ada Pauline;
b. Mar. 4, 1856.
Seward County, Nebraska
Pauline (Grant) Olmstead's sister Mary married Moss Kent and per one tree, is buried in STITTVILLE, New York 1811-1879.
In 1870 Seward County, Orson is 64 farming, born in Ohio, Wm. 29 and O Kellogg 27.
In 1873 Ada was attending the Latin School in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She was appointed Enrolling Clerk at the Nebraska legislature in 1883, nominated by Mr. Reynolds of Butler.
In 1885 Seward County, she's with her parents Orson 79 and Paulina 71.
1887 Nebraska Legislature
Ada cash-claimed a quarter in 9, 1S 43W in 1888, next to Dollie J. Long's 1892 homestead.
She must have known the Brown family in Seward County.
February 22, 1888 "Miss Ada P. Olmstead, who was engrossing clerk of the senate at the last session,
is reported lying seriously ill at Seward, where her relatives reside."
1905 Los Angeles California, Ada P. Olmstead bought a lot in Santa Anita Slope.
In 1910 Los Angeles County, Ada is a seamstress, living alone.
She died April 14, 1917 in Los Angeles County.
FindAGrave has her buried in Seward # 74055295, with parents Orson 1806-1893 and Pauline D. (Grant) Olmstead 1814-1893.
"Left deaf by illness, Ada lived with her parents until their deaths. At that time, she moved to Los Angeles, CA to lived with her sister Carrie until her death.
In 1900 Cortland County, New York, Carrie B. Hubbard is widowed, farming , born Aug 1836 in New York. Mary E. Brown, born Aug 1819 in New York, is a asister, asinge.
In 1910 Los Angeles County, Carrie is 73, and niece Orrie P. Close, 45, born in Illinois, a stenographer at the Y.M. C.A., is living with her.
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