Benjamin Franklin Van Meter

Died at 4:00 a.m. at residence, 225 Ashland Avenue, Lexington, after an illness of a few days; native of Clark County, son of Isaac VanMeter and Rebecca Cunningham; lived
in Fayette County for many years; engaged in stock farming and cattle dealing, specializing in the raising of Shorthorn cattle; alumnus of Centre College; elder and charter member of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church; Children listed in obituary are "three daughters, Emma VanMeter Hamilton, of Lexington, who is now in California; Mrs. Annette VanMeter Pettit and Miss Mabelle VanMeter, both of Lexington; and four sons, Everett L. VanMeter, of Ogden, Utah; T.W.L. VanMeter and Joseph Clay VanMeter, of Lexington, and Dr. B.F. VanMeter, Jr., of Lexington, who is now at Asheville, N.C. Senator Arch L. Hamilton is a grandson of Mr. VanMeter." Pallbearers were Arch Hamilton, Benjamin VanMeter, Prewitt VanMeter, William Pettit, Emanuel VanMeter and Field VanMeter.

From: Lexington Herald, p. 1, Sunday, October 2, 1927.

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