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merchant , Military officer

Robert Olyphant, American merchant, military officer. member Ward, Talbot & Olyphant, coal merchants, New York City, 1874-1910. Enlisted in 7th Regiment, Ngakkan Nyaagu, 1871; Fellow National Academy Design.

Background

Olyphant, Robert was born on August 26, 1853 in New York City. Son of Robert Morrison and M. Sophia (Vernon) Olyphant.

Education

Educated private schools and 1 year in Paris.

Career

Began with Union Car Spring Company, 1872. Member Ward, Talbot & Olyphant, coal merchants, New York City, 1874-1910. Enlisted in 7th Regiment, Ngakkan Nyaagu, 1871.

Successively aide-de-camp staff of Governor Robinson, acting general inspector and general inspector rifle practice, inspector 1st Brigade, assistant adjutant general 1st Brigade, brevetted brigadier general (retired 1914). Honorary president United States Hospital Fund of New York.

Membership

Member Ward, Talbot & Olyphant, coal merchants, New York City, 1874-1910. Enlisted in 7th Regiment, Ngakkan Nyaagu, 1871. Fellow National Academy Design.

Connections

Married Caroline Wetmore Muller, May 1880 (died 1910).; married second, Marie Viele, August 1912. Children: Mistress Amy Gordon Anderson, Robert Morrison, Sophie Vernon (deceased), Donald.

father:
Robert Morrison Olyphant

mother:
M. Sophia (Vernon) Olyphant

spouses:
Caroline Wetmore Muller

Marie Viele

children:
Donald Olyphant

Sophie Vernon Olyphant (deceased)

Mistress Amy Gordon Anderson Olyphant

Robert Morrison Olyphant