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Mildred B. Olmstead

Mildred B. Olmstead

Female 1909 - 2010  (101 years)

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  • Name Mildred B. Olmstead 
    Born 3 Jan 1909  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Mar 2010 
    Age 101 years 
    Person ID I59907  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors Frederick Lorin Olmstead,   b. 19 Nov 1881,   d. Feb 1960  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Leila May Bambury,   b. 22 Dec 1874,   d. 13 Nov 1916  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Sep 1903 
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, September 23, 1903 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - A Pretty Wedding - Mr. Fred Olmstead and Miss Lela Bambury, Orwell, United in Marriage - One of the prettiest of home weddings as well as the social event of the season occurred last Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Bambury at which time their daughter, Lela M. was united in marriage to Mr. Fred L. Olmstead. Promptly at 4 o'clock the Mendelssohn's wedding march, which was rendered in a very artistic manner by Miss Ruby Lyon, announced the approach of the wedding party. First came the Misses Cecil Weed and Anna Lattitner, both dressed in white and who acted as ribbon girls. Following them came Miss Anna Bambury, sister of the bride as maid of honor. She was very tastefully dressed in white. The bride wore a handsome gown of de soi trimmed with lace medallions and carried white roses. She was assisted by Mrs. Clara Bambury as matron of honor, who wore her recent wedding gown of white silk mull and carried sweet peas. The groom was attired in the conventional frock coat and was assisted by Mr. Elvin Bambury, the brother of the bride, who acted as best man. The bridal party proceeded to the spacious double parlors where a beautiful arch of evergreens and asters surmounted by a horseshoe of asters had been erected. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. T. Davies, pastor of the Congregational churches of Sandy Creek and Orwell. After congratulations, a sumptuous wedding supper was served under the direction of Mrs. A. B. Woolever the well-known cateress of this village. The bride is the daughter of a highly respected and well-to-do family, who have successfully conducted one of the largest farms in this section. The groom is the son of Mr. A. E. Olmstead, the leading businessman in this locality. He has had charge of his father's large store in this village for some time. Both of the contracting parties are well and favorably known and have well wishes of the entire community, as was attested by the numerous and valuable wedding gifts, among which was a very substantial cash one from the father of the groom. Amid a shower of rice and best wishes from the nearly one hundred assembled relatives and friends, the happy couple left on the evening train for Youngstown, Ohio. They will make their home in this village. Among those present from out of town were Miss Libby and Thomas Male and Mr. Ernest Bambury, Schenectady; Mrs. John Parker, Albion, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. David Clark, Ricard; Mrs. Ameia Butler, Richland; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey, Edward Dight, Mrs. John Williams, Mr. and Mrs. James Acker and Mrs. Lewis of Pulaski.
    Family ID F29421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Wilson Drake 
     1. Phillip F. Drake  [natural]
     2. Judith Drake  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F22612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Class of 1927 PACS

      A Celebration of Life for Mildred Olmstead Drake will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Orwell United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jeffrey Drake officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell. Mrs. Drake died on March 5 of this year.

      Published in Syracuse Post Standard on May 23, 2010

      Mildred Olmstead Drake, 101, of 19717 Loveland Road, died on Friday evening, March 5, 2010 at The Country Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, Carthage. Mrs. Drake was born in Orwell, NY on January 3, 1909 the only daughter of the late Fred L. and Lela Bambury Olmstead, she graduated from Pulaski High Academy in 1927, and from Syracuse University in 1931. On August 15, 1931, in Orwell, she married Francis Wilson Drake at her parent's home, the late Frederick & Ruby Lyons (her step-mother) Olmstead, where they celebrated an outdoor wedding. Mr. Drake died October 16, 1967. When they were younger Mildred and Francis operated a dairy farm in Chaffee, NY from 1931 to 1943 when they moved to Orwell. Mr. Drake owned and operated a dairy farm in Richland, and she became part of the daily operation of the Olmstead IGA General Store in Orwell, which was in operation since 1846. Mildred continued to run the family store until she retired in 1981. Mrs. Drake moved to Loveland Road in 1993. She is survived by her two children, a son, Phillip F. Drake of Pulaski, a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and David Porter of Adams Center; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Janet Durant Drake. Mildred was a member of Orwell Union Church, and the Dalked Class. She was a member of Sigma Nu of Kappa Delta, Syracuse Chapter. Mildred also was a senior volunteer in Oswego County for R.S.V.P. for 20 years, and United Way volunteer in Venice, FL., from 1981 to 1997. There will be a Celebration of Mildred's life with the family in May at the Orwell Union Church with burial in the Orwell Evergreen Cemetery.

      The Watertown Daily Times
      Wednesday, March 10, 2010