Names of parents, wife, date and place of marriage from G&BS, pp. 131-32. Living in Oklahoma in 1901. G&BS, p. 132. Owned farm on the Platte River in Colorado. Ann V. Tilson (14 Aug. 2002); names and dates of birth for children from Louis Marshall VanMeter family bible.
1920 U.S. Census for Colorado, Precinct No. 10, Weldona, Morgan County: lists Thomas M. VanMeter, head of household, owns home, free (not mortgaged), age 46, born KY, father and mother both born KY, occupation farmer; wife Clifford W., age 38(?), daughter, Mary E., age 18, daughter, Isabelle W., age 17, son, Lewis M., age 11, nephew, Hamilton Marshall, age 19.
Places and dates of birth and death from California death records. VanMeter, Thomas Matthew, date of birth: 11/13/1873; mother's name: Bright; father's name: VanMeter; place of birth Kentucky; county of death, Tehama; date of death: 12/12/1951, age 78 yrs.