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Benjamin Stonestreet VAN METER
Birth:
25 Jun 1877
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
9 Nov 1948
Shelby co, Ky, Usa
Burial:
11 Nov 1948
Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby co, Ky, Usa
Marriage:
14 Feb 1905
Shelbyville, Shelby co, Ky, Usa
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                   Section E, lot 185, N


Date of birth from 1900 U.S, Census, Shelby County, Kentucky, also listed in 1900 U.S, Census, Madison County, Kentucky as univesity student; place of birth from marriage license, Shelby County Clerk's Office, Book ___, Page190-91. Date and place of death, Kentucky death certificate, vol. 49, certif. 24068.

Obituary, Shelby Sentinel, p. ___, Friday, November 12, 1948: age 71, prominent farmer of Shelby County, died at home on U.S. 60, three miles east of Shelbyville, after an illness of more than a year; native of Winchester, son of the late Lewis Marshall and Ann Moore VanMeter; family moved to the Mulberry neighborhood and owned the farm now belonging to Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Taylor; had lived for past forty years on the farm where he died; graduate of the old Central University, Danville [sic], member of Presbyterian Church; survivors: wife, Elizabeth Hickman VanMeter, daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Frank B. Nelson, Pittsburgh, PA, Mrs. Ann Tilson, Lexington, sons, Ben VanMeter, Jr.,  Albion, PA, Marshall VanMeter, Paris, two sisters, Mrs. Sallie V. Bruce, Anderson, SC, Mrs. Joe K. Davis, Dade City, FL, brother, Matt VanMeter, Orchard, CO.
                  
Elizabeth ÒBessieÓ Logan HICKMAN
Birth:
Abt 1879
Shelby co, Ky, Usa
Death:
6 Oct 1967
Lexington, Fayette co, Ky, Usa
Burial:
9 Oct 1967
Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby co, Ky, Usa
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                   Section E, lot 185, N


Obituary, The Shelby Sentinel, p. 8, Thursday, October 12, 1967: "Mrs. Ben S. VanMeter, Sr., 89, a former resident of Shelbyville, died last Friday in Lexington where she had made her home for sometime.
"Mrs. VanMeter was possibly the oldest living alumnus of Science Hill School. She was a member of a prominent family and will be remembered by a host of friends throughout the county.
"Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Howard Tilson, Lexington, Route 7; Dr. Elizabeth V. Wright, Brea, Calif., and Mrs. Frank B. Nelson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and two sons, F. Marshall VanMeter, Lexington, and Ben S. VanMeter, Jr., Springfield, Pa.
"Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from Milward Broadway Mortuary, Lexington. Burial followed at 3:15 p.m. in Grove Hill Cemetery."
                  
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                   CA Death Record: name: Wright,  Elizabeth  V., dob: 02/18/1906, mother's maiden: Hickman, father's name: VanMeter, sex:  F, place of birth: Kentucky, county of death: Orange; date of death: 12/24/1992, SSN: 555-66-9886, age 86 yrs.
                  
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                   Section 45, Lot 953


Date of birth from Louis Marshall VanMeter family bible.
                  
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                   In 1920's moved to Colorado to work on farm of Uncle T. Matthew VanMeter, Greely, CO; married Mary Heck in Colorado, two children born in CO; moved back to Kentucky to run father's farm; stayed about two years, moved to Gilead, Ohio, then to Pennsylvania where bought farm and stayed there the rest of his life. Ann V. Tilson (14 Aug 2002).

U. S. Social Security Death Index: VanMeter, Ben, date of birth: 13 Dec 1910, date of death: Feb 1975, locality 16443 (West Springfield, Erie, PA); SSN 280-24-0146 (Issued) Ohio.
                  
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                   KY Birth Record:    VanMeter, Logan; 10/24/1912; Shelby; mother: Bessie Hickman; 12-134-53395.

familysearch.com, social security index: Birth Date: 24 Oct 1912;    Death Date: 25 May 1997;    Social Security Number:  401-05-8831;    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:  Kentucky;  Death Residence Localities:    ZIP Code: 15241; Localities:  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania;  South Hills Village, Allegheny, Pennsylvania;  Upper Saint Clair, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
                  
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Benjamin Stonestreet Van Meter - Elizabeth ÒBessieÓ Logan Hickman

Benjamin Stonestreet Van Meter was born at Clark co, Ky, Usa 25 Jun 1877. His parents were Louis Marshall Van Meter and Anna Evelyn Moore.

He married Elizabeth ÒBessieÓ Logan Hickman 14 Feb 1905 at Shelbyville, Shelby co, Ky, Usa . Elizabeth ÒBessieÓ Logan Hickman was born at Shelby co, Ky, Usa Abt 1879 .

They were the parents of 5 children:
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Benjamin Stonestreet Van Meter died 9 Nov 1948 at Shelby co, Ky, Usa .

Elizabeth ÒBessieÓ Logan Hickman died 6 Oct 1967 at Lexington, Fayette co, Ky, Usa .

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