My Wife has civil war artifacts from Oris Allen Olmsted and would like to know about his family.

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My wife's name is Neva Wacker. Oris Alen Olmsted is her great uncle. We already have information about him through the Civil War artifacts he left behind such as his rifle with his son initials engraved on the stock W.H.O  William Henny Olmsted. His genealogy is pretty much a mystery.

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Oris Allen Olmsted

Find A Grave Index

Name Oris Allen Olmsted
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1913
Event Place Eden, Wahkiakum, Washington, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 24 Apr 1840
Death Date 09 Sep 1913
Affiliate Record Identifier 21776743
Cemetery Eden Valley Cemetery


"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch( : accessed 3 June 2016), Oris Allen Olmsted, 1913; Burial, Eden, Wahkiakum, Washington, United States of America, Eden Valley Cemetery; citing record ID 21776743, Find a Grave,

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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I went to FamilySearch, found this record for Find A Grave:

Which leads to this memorial on Find A Grave:

Which shows he was a Civil War veteran. Lists his wife and children. And it lists a child of William Henry Olmstead. So that matches too.

Now, none of this has been shown with real sources. This is just information that other people have uploaded. Hopefully it's accurate. But it's a starting point to do more research and to see if the connections line up.

And I encourage you and your wife to join WikiTree and start recording your family tree here. It helps to be able to collaborate with other people, and build on top of research that's been done.

Hope this helps.
by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (240k points)
+1 vote

Oris Allen Olmsted

Birth: Apr. 24, 1840
Madison County
Ohio, USADeath: Sep. 9, 1913
Clatsop County
Oregon, USAimage
Civil war Veteran, Alice's husband 
Family links: 
  Mary Ellen Fletcher Olmsted (1842 - 1925)*
  Dellie Olmsted Smith (1865 - 1891)*
  William Henry Olmsted (1869 - 1943)*
  Mary Mathilda Olmsted Smalley (1872 - 1960)*
  Alice Nellie Olmsted (1877 - 1891)*
  Allen Olmsted (1884 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Eden Valley Cemetery 
Wahkiakum County
Washington, USA
Plot: 1 
Created by: wes
Record added: Sep 26, 2007 
Find A Grave Memorial# 21776743

Oris Allen Olmsted
Added by: wes


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
+2 votes

This Ancestral File was submitted on 1/19/2011 and like all ancestral file submissions, it should be checked for accuracy.

It does show the parents of Oris and also of his wife, Mary Elled Fletcher. Two of his grandparents are also shown as are those of his wife. Click on the > marks as a number of earlier generations are shown.

Some of the earlier ancestors coincide with my Rudisill / Rudisile line.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

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