July 26, 1862, Michigan.

September 22, 1941, San Francisco, California.


Copyright records indicate Olmstead was living in Chicago, Illinois, in 1914. In 1921, he became Missionary Secretary for the China Inland Mission of the Methodist Church. From 1923–24. He and his wife Minnie were engaged on a worldwide trip on behalf of the church, visiting hospitals, schools, leper colonies, and congregations across Japan, China, India and southern Africa.

Olmstead also served on the commission that produced the Free Methodist Hymnal (Winona Lake, Indiana: The Free Methodist Publishing House, 1910). His other works include:

  1. O Praise the Lord!

Olmstead’s place of burial