Date of birth source: "Chronicle of the Yerkes Family . . .", p. 68. Josiah G. Leach (J.B.Lippencott Co., Philadelphia, 1904)(reprinted GenealogyLibrary.com (1998).
Attended Belleview College of Medicine, New York, NY. Obituary of father, John Stonestreet VanMeter, Lexington Leader, p. 8, Wednesday, March 9, 1904.
Names of children from 1920 U.S. Census, Los Angeles, CA, ED 115, p 1.
Resided at 2410 Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, CA at time of death. Cause of death coronary artery thrombosis.
Death Certificate from Los Angeles County Registrar, CA; lists dates of birth and death, spouse, fact of cremation and location of remains. Informant was Lovell V. Ackland. Obituary July 12, 1940, Los Angeles Times lists wife, Lillian M. VanMeter, and children John Merrill VanMeter and Mrs. Lovell Ackland. Buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, CA. Telephone no. (323) 254-7251.