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Benjamin R. Van Meter M. D1,2

Male
b. 21 January 1846, d. 1908


Family Frances Rebecca Jane "Frank" Mullen b. 8 August 1848, d. 1918
Marriage* 9 January 1873  Parsons, Labette Co., KS, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW2K-X4X
Groom's Name: B. R. Vanmeter
Groom's Birth Date: 1847
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 26
Bride's Name: F. R. Mullen
Bride's Birth Date: 1849
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 24
Marriage Date: 09 Jan 1873
Marriage Place: Parsons, Labette, Kansas
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Groom's Race:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M72507-1
System Origin: Kansas-EASy
Source Film Number: 1433307
Reference Number: p 183
Collection: Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935, Principal=Frances Rebecca Jane "Frank" Mullen1,6,7
Children  1. Elizabeth "Lillie" Van Meter b. 1874, d. 1874
  2. William James Van Meter b. 2 Feb 1875, d. 1945
  3. Lillian L. Van Meter b. c 1876
  4. Benjamin Van Meter b. 1878, d. 1878
  5. Col. Isaac D. Van Meter b. May 1878, d. bt 1942 - 1945
  6. Benola Van Meter b. Jan 1882, d. 1917
  7. Imogene Van Meter b. 1883, d. 1885
  8. Ret Maj. Abram Lee Van Meter MD b. 10 Sep 1886, d. 28 Mar 1955

Note*   Benjamin is the son of Isaac D. Van Meter (b. OH) and Elizabeth Williams (b. KY).1 
Biography*   William G. Cutler's, History of the State of Kansas
published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.

B. R. VANMETER, M. D., breeder of short-horn cattle, Section 15, Township 31, Range 19, P. O. Parsons, is a native of Douglas County, Ill., born January 21, 1846; is a son of Isaac S. and Elizabeth (Williams) Vanmeter; the father is a native of Ohio and the mother of Kentucky. They settled on Little Darby, in Pickaway County, Ohio, and in 1832 located in Douglas County, Ill., the father being an extensive stock breeder, and built the third log cabin in that county. B. R. was educated at Charleston, Ill., and read medicine under Dr. H. R. Allen, of Indianapolis, Ind., and graduated at Long Island Medical College, in July, 1872, being a charter member of the Surgical Institution at Indianapolis and was connected with the same some seven years. He came to Kansas and was engaged in the drug business from 1872 to 1873, in connection with his profession. In 1880 he went to Gunnison City, Col., remaining one year. While there, he was connected with real estate in connection with his profession. After returning to Kansas he engaged in the cattle business. His farm consists of 480 acres within one mile of Parsons, also having a cattle ranch in Elk County, Kan. January 9, 1873, he married Miss Frank R. Mullen, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, born August 8, 1846, a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Lee) Mullen; the father is a native of Pennsylvania and the mother of Ohio. The doctor's family consists of four children, as follows - William J., Lillian L., Isaac D. and Benola, having lost Benjamin and Lizzie. Mrs. V. is a member of the Presbyterian Church.1 
Birth* 21 January 1846  Douglas Co., IL, The 1900 census gives the date as Jan 1847.1,3 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Indiana, Marion County, Wayne Township, Indianapolis, Ward 6, Series: M593, Roll: 341, Page: 355A, June 22
22, 510, 637, Vanmeter, Benjamin R, 24, M, W, Physician, , , Illinois, , , , , , , , , 1,

Ben is also enumerated with his widowed father, I. D. Vanmeter, in Douglas Co., IL in 1870 as a Farm Laborer.4 
Education* between 1870 and 1871  Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI, Student of Medicine at the University of Michigan, Department of Medicine and Surgery

Page 66, General Register By University of Michigan, Charles Willcox, Harsha & Willcox, Munger & Pattison5 
Marriage* 9 January 1873  Parsons, Labette Co., KS, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW2K-X4X
Groom's Name: B. R. Vanmeter
Groom's Birth Date: 1847
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 26
Bride's Name: F. R. Mullen
Bride's Birth Date: 1849
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 24
Marriage Date: 09 Jan 1873
Marriage Place: Parsons, Labette, Kansas
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Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M72507-1
System Origin: Kansas-EASy
Source Film Number: 1433307
Reference Number: p 183
Collection: Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935, Principal=Frances Rebecca Jane "Frank" Mullen1,6,7
Census 1875  1875 Kansas State Census, Labette County, Parsons, Page: ??, March 1
, 1, 1, Vanmeter, B K, 29, M, W, Doctor, , , Illinois, Ks, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
, 1, 1, Vanmeter, F M, 26, M, W, , , , Ohio, Oh, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
, 1, 1, Vanmeter, W J, 1, M, W, , , , Kansas, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,8 
Census* 1880  1880 Federal Census, Kansas, Labette County, Parsons, ED: 120, Series: T9, Roll: 385, Page: 426A, June 1
Johnson Avenue
31, 6, 6, Vanmeter, Benjamin, W, M, 32, , , , 1, , , Physician, , , , , , , 1, , , , Illinois, Va, Ohio
32, 6, 6, Vanmeter, Frances, W, F, 30, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Penn
33, 6, 6, Vanmeter, William, W, M, 5, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Kansas, Illinois, Ohio
34, 6, 6, Vanmeter, Lillian, W, F, 3, , Daughter, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Kansas, Illinois, Ohio
35, 6, 6, Vanmeter, Isaac, W, M, 2, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Kansas, Illinois, Ohio
36, 6, 6, Linde, Mary, W, F, 12, , Servant, 1, , , , Servant, , , , , , , , 1, , , Denmark, Denmark, Denmark2 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Kansas, Labette County, Parsons, Ward 4, ED: 125, Series: T623, Roll: 485, Page: 282A, June 1
Sheet 2A, 2227 Johnson Avenue
45, 33, 35, VanMeter, Benjamn R, Head, W, M, Jan, 1847, 53, M, 27, , , Illinois, Virginia, Illinois, , , , Real Estate Agt, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, H,
46, 33, 35, VanMeter, Francis M, Wife, W, F, Aug, 1848, 51, M, 27, 8, 5, Ohio, Ohio, Kentucky, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
47, 33, 35, VanMeter, William J, Son, W, M, Feb, 1875, 25, S, , , , Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, , , , Grocer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
48, 33, 35, VanMeter, Lillian E, Daughter, W, M, July, 1877, 22, S, , , , Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
49, 33, 35, VanMeter, Isaac D, Son, W, M, May, 1878, 22, S, , , , Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, , , , Grocer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
50, 33, 35, VanMeter, Bernola, Daughter, W, F, Jan, 1882, 18, S, , , , Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, , , , Book-keeper, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
1900 Federal Census, Kansas, Labette County, Parsons, Ward 4, ED: 125, Series: T623, Roll: 485, Page: 282B, June 1
Sheet 2B, 2227 Johnson Avenue
51, 33, 35, VanMeter, Abraham L, Son, W, M, Sept, 1887, 12, S, , , , Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, , , , At School, , 8, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
52, 33, 35, Meyers, Peter, Servant, W, M, Jan, 1878, 22, S, , , , Missouri, Germany, Germany, , , , Farm Laborer, 0, 8, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,3 
Death* 1908  Parsons, Labette Co., KS9,10 
Burial* 1908  Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette Co., KS, Inscription: Father
1846 - 190810


Citations
  1. [S1333] History of the State of Kansas, William G. Cutleronline http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/labette/labette-co-p1.html#TOC, http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/labette/labette-co-p32.html.
  2. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S1102] Google News, online http://news.google.com, http://books.google.com/books?id=n-XhAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  6. [S1334] Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911.
  7. [S885] Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935.
  8. [S1342] Kansas Census Collection 1855-1895, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088.
  9. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.


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