Solomon Lee Van Meter
S. L. VanMeter Sinks to Rest, Former Member of Kentucky
Legislature Famed as Stock Raiser and Citizen. age 69, former member of Kentucky
legislature, widely known
Fayette County farmer and landowner, died at his home "Fairlawn" on N. Broadway
this morning at 12:15 o'clock, following an illness of several weeks.
Mr. VanMeter was one of the outstanding citizens of Fayette County; and in
addition to representing this county in the state legislature about 25 years
ago, was prominent in civic, agricultural and stock-raising activities. For a
number of years he owned and operated a large farm on the Bryan station pike,
near Lexington, which was noted throughout
Kentucky as a nursery of fine beef cattle and pure bred sheep and where he and
his wife dispensed a princely hospitality.
Mr. VanMeter, who was the son of Solomon and Martha Chandler Prewitt VanMeter,
was a deacon in the Central Christian Church and highly esteemed by a large
circle of friends and business associates, who will regret to learn of his
Besides his wife, Mrs. Pauline Hardin VanMeter, he is survived by three sons and
three daughters, S. L. VanMeter, Jr., Washington, D.C., J. Baylor VanMeter,
Lexington, Robert Hardin VanMeter, Lexington, Mrs. Ellison H. Capers, Calgary,
Canada, Mrs. Brownell Berryman, Lexington, and Miss Rebecca VanMeter, Lexington;
and one brother, N. P.
Honorary pallbearers: Judge Matthew Walton, G. Allison Holland, Judge Charles A.
Hardin, Joe VanMeter, J. T. McGarvey, John D. Marshall, H. V. McChesney, W.L.
VanMeter, George Mastin, Nelson Gay, R. C. Estill, and T. H. Kinnaird; active
pallbearers: Daniel Estill, Field VanMeter, William Pettit, J. Gay Hanna, C.M.
VanMeter, J.D. Gay, and Gay Prewitt.
From: Lexington Leader (KY), p. 1,
Tuesday, December 11, 1928.