John Douglas Van Meter

Mr. John D. VanMeter, formerly of this county, died very suddenly last Saturday night [April 3] or early Sunday morning [April 4] of heart failure. He was in a state room on a steamboat and going from Fairview, Miss. to his home in Memphis, Tenn., when his death occurred. He was found dead in his bed Sunday morning.

Mr. VanMeter was a civil engineer, with headquarters at Memphis, and was 42 years of age. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. VanMeter, formerly of this county, now of Dade City, Fla. He was never married. Besides his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. S. S. Thomas, of Brownsville, Tenn., Mrs. Winston Packer, of Evanston, Wyoming, Mrs. Alexander Bruce, and Miss Nancy VanMeter, of Dade City, Fla., and three brothers, Dr. L. M. VanMeter, of Denver, Col., Mr. T. M. VanMeter, of Duel, Col., and Ben S. VanMeter, of this county.

The remains were brought here Monday evening and taken to the residence of Prof. W. M. Wilson, pending the arrival of the relatives. Wednesday morning after funeral services at the cemetery chapel, by the Revs. Rockwell Smith and A. H. Doak, they were interred in Grove Hill Cemetery.

From: The Shelby Record (KY), p. 3, Friday, April 9, 1909.


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