Section D, lot 63, part W
B. F. VanMeter, Genealogies and Biographical Sketches, p. 79-80:"Evaline Trent Swoope, daughter of Captain George W, Swoope, Jr., and his wife, Margaret Jane Baylor. . . .
"This beautiful, lovely, and devoted young wife died October, 1899, leaving four young children to survive her, viz: Solomon, Jr., Baylor, Margaret and Evaline. She possessed many charms of person and character, which drew a large circle of acquaintances very near to her with fond admiration; and best of all was her devoted and faithful Christian character, having lived a devoted and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church from her early girlhood.
"She was enabled by the power of grace divine to answer even the inscrutable summons to sever the maternal care of these four young children over which her young mother's heart brooded with overwhelming love, but she could give even them back to the care of her Redeemer with unanswering confidence in His promises, while she fell asleep in the faith and 'peace which passeth understanding."
Obituary, The Morning Herald, p. 1, Sunday, October 8, 1899:" Mrs. Solomon Lee VanMeter, wife of the well known farmer, Mr. Solomon VanMeter, died at St. Joseph's Hospital Saturday afternoon at four o'clock from the effects of an operation performed Friday afternoon. Mrs. VanMeter has been ill for some time and last Saturday her condition took an alarming turn and she was removed to the hospital where an operation was decided on to save her life. The operation was performed Friday and she rallied nicely, but her condition changed Saturday afternoon and death came to her relief.
"The funeral services will be held from the residence of her husband on the Bryan Station pike Monday at 12 o'clock; interment in the Lexington cemetery. Mrs. VanMeter was a Miss Swope of stanton, Va., before her marriage Fifteen years ago. She leaves a husband and four children, two boys and two girls. She was a lovable Christian woman, a devoted wife and mother and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family in its hour of grief."