Olmstead, Allen D.
Age: 19, credited to Middlebury, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1844, Middlebury, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
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Death of A. D. Olmstead
Allen D. Olmstead died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a long illness from paralysis, with which he was first stricken Sunday, Jan. 30. Rallying a little, he was prostrated again the following Thursday, Feb. 3, by a second shock and had been gradually failing ever since.
Mr. Olmstead was born in East Middlebury, Feb. 5, 1843, but had been a respected citizen of Randolph for the last 30 years. He married Hattie Stanley, whose death occurred nine years ago, and since then his niece, Miss Nellie Ford, had looked after his home and ministered faithfully to his comfort and well-being. Only one near relative is left, a brother, Nelson Olmstead of Fitchburg, Mass.
The deceased enlisted at Middlebury for the Civil war and was mustered into the United States service Oct. 11, 1862, as a private in Company E, 14th regiment, Vermont volunteers. He was msutered out July 30, 1863, at the expiration of his term of sevice but re-enlisted from Middlebury Jan. 3, 1865, as a private in Company M, Frontier Cavalry, and served until he was mustered out June 27, 1865. He had been a member of U. S. Grant post, G.A.R., since April 16, 1867.
The funeral service, in charge of the Grand Army, will be held at his late home on Railroad street tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Herald and News (Randolph, Vermont), March 17, 1910
Courtesy of Heidi McColgan