1862–1941

Introduction

Born: Ju­ly 26, 1862, Mi­chi­gan.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 22, 1941, San Fran­ci­sco, Ca­li­for­nia.

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Biography

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: Free Me­thod­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1910).

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