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Orielle Schuyler

18 September 1859–8 November 1935

Born 18 Sept. 1859 in Sidney, Shelby Co., Ohio.[1] Daughter of William Hamilton Schuyler and Oella Brown.[2] Niece of women’s suffrage leader Olympia Brown and Utah senator Arthur Brown of Salt Lake City.[3] Attended Lake Forest College, 1876–1878, in Lake Forest, Lake Co., Illinois.[4] Graduated with a degree in dental surgery from the University of Michigan, 1883.[5] Married first Henry Carl Baum, 21 Sept. 1884, in Kenosha, Kenosha Co., Wisconsin.[6] Divorced by 1888; married second William H. Curtis, 18 Sept. 1888, in Adams, Gage Co., Nebraska; two children.[7] Moved to Denver, by 1890.[8] Wrote a poem titled “The Utah Press Club” that was published in the Woman’s Exponent on 15 Apr. 1896.[9] Gave a presentation to the Reaper’s Club, where her poem “Utah” was selected among seven to represent the club, 21 May 1896.[10] Became a member of the Utah Woman’s Press Club (UWPC), 1897, later serving as secretary.[11] Correspondent representing the UWPC for the Review, the newspaper of the Utah Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1897–1898.[12] Member of the Red Cross Society, 1898.[13] Appointed as a delegate to represent the Utah Women’s Press Club at the General Federation of Women’s Clubs held in Denver, 21–22 June 1898.[14] Died 8 Nov. 1935 in Denver.[15]


[1] 1860 U.S. Census, Sidney, Shelby Co., OH, p. 13, Orielle Schuyler. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed 14 Dec. 2020), Orielle S. Schuyler (L5JN-M25).

[2] 1870 U.S. Census, Chicago Ward 13, Cook Co., IL, 111, William Schuyler and Oella B. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed 14 Dec. 2020), Orielle S. Schuyler (L5JN-M25).

[3] 1850 U.S. Census, Prairie Ronde, Kalamazoo Co., MI, p. 153, Olympia Brown and Oella Brown. 1860 U.S. Census, Yellow Springs, Greene Co., OH, p. 9, Olympia Brown and Arthur Brown. “Olympia Brown,” Gunnison Chapel History, St. Lawrence University (, accessed 11 Dec. 2020). “Senators of the United Sates,” History Resources, (, accessed 11 Dec. 2020).

[4] Catalogue of the Officers and Students, Lake Forest University with a Statement of the Course of Instruction in Several Departments, 1876–77 (Chicago: A. J. Goff, 1876), 8. “Lake Forest University,” Chicago Daily Tribune, 27 June 1878, 8.

[5] University of Michigan, Catalogue of Graduates, Non-Graduates, Officers, and Members of the Faculties, 1837–1921 (Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan University, 1923), 419. The Argonaut, Published Bi-Weekly during the College Year, vol. 1 (Ann Arbor, MI: Argonaut Association, 1882), 346.

[6] Wisconsin Marriages, 1836–1930, Marriages, 1877–1887, p. 147, Henry Baum and Orielle Schuyler, microfilm 1276052, DGS 7619665, FHL. 

[7] “Nebraska Marriage Records, 1855–1908,” database, (, accessed 14 Dec. 2020). 1900 U.S. Census, Denver Ward 16, Denver Co., CO, p. B8, Orielle Curtis.

[8] Eighteenth Annual Denver City Directory Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Denver for 1890 (Denver: Ballenger and Richards, 1890), 345.

[9] “The Utah Press Club,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Apr. 1896, 1.

[10] EBW, Diary, 20–21 May 1896.

[11] “Utah Woman’s Press Club First Decade of Its Organization,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Feb. 1902, 8. “Contents,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Sept. 1897, 8.

[12] “Club Notes: Correspondents to the Review,” Review (Salt Lake City), 30 Oct. 1897, 7. “Denver, the Queen City of the Plains-Tourists’ Route, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad,” Review, 4 June 1898, 2.

[13] “City and Neighborhood,” Salt Lake Tribune, 30 May 1909, 8. “Utah Women at Outs,” Salt Lake Tribune, 21 June 1898, 1.

[14] “Ladies to Denver,” Salt Lake Tribune, 19 June 1898, 3.

[15] “Orielle S. Schuyler Curtis,” Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Find a Grave, posted 19 Oct. 2013, memorial no. 118986958 (, accessed 12 Sept. 2020). “The Rogers Mortuary,” Denver Post, 7 Nov. 1935, 38.