Frances Mullen

FemaleAugust 1848–7 February 1918

Brief Life History of Frances

Frances Mullen was born in August 1848, in Ohio, United States. She married Benjamin R. Van Meter on 9 January 1873, in Labette, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 7 February 1918, in Parsons, Labette, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin R. Van Meter
Frances Mullen
Marriage: 9 January 1873
William Joseph Van Meter Sr
Lillian E Van Meter
Isaac Devaus Van Meter
Benola M Van Meter
Abraham Lee Van Meter

Sources (9)

  • Frances Vanmeter in household of Benjamin Vanmeter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frances Mullen in entry for Isaac D. Van Meter and Ella Sutherland, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Frances M Van Meter, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1873Labette, Kansas, United States
  • Children (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 12

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1870: Labette, Kansas, United States

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoláin ‘descendant of Maolán’, a byname meaning ‘tonsured one, devotee’ (from a diminutive of maol ‘bald’). The variants Ó Maoileáin and Ó Maoilín result in a variety of vowels in the Anglicized forms.

    Dutch (Van der Mullen): variant of Van der Molen (see Molen ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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