Olga <I>Kilyeni</I> Mead

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Olga Kilyeni Mead

  • Birth 1850 Hungary
  • Death 18 Apr 1936 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
  • Memorial ID 63982236

Wife of William R. Mead of MM&W. married Nov. 13, 1883 in Budapest, Hungary.
William and Olga had moved to Rome, Italy, where he was the President of the American Academy in Rome (McKim's favorite legacy) until his death. "His widow receives all the estate of about $250,000 left by William R. Mead, New York architect, it was revealed yesterday when Mr. Mead's will was filed with Probate Clerk Killoran in the Surrogate's Court." per NY Times November 27, 1928 article.
After William died, Olga moved in with her sister in New York City, and died in 1936 in New York City.
Per NY Times, April 23, 1936, "Mrs. Olga Kilenyi Mead, widow of the architect, William Rutherford Mead of McKim, Mead White, who died in her apartment in the Sherry-Netherland Hotel on April 10, last, bequeathed her entire estate to the trustees of Amherst College, Amherst, Mass."
The money was used to build the Mead Art Building, which was designed by James Kellum Smith of McKim, Mead and White. The building was completed in 1949.

Family Members



William Rutherford Mead
Died June 20, 1928
Olga Kilenyi Mead
Died April 18, 1936





  • Created by: RR
  • Added: 9 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63982236
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olga Kilyeni Mead (1850–18 Apr 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63982236, citing Campo Cestio, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by RR (contributor 47378554) .