Burton Harvey Van Meter

31 January 1880–1955 (Age 74)
Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life of Burton Harvey

When Burton Harvey Van Meter was born on 31 January 1880, in Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, his father, Almon Donselo Van Meter, was 27 and his mother, Catherine Replogle, was 23. He married Clara May Frisby on 18 May 1902, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Washington Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in 1955, in Hernando, Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burton Harvey Van Meter
Clara May Frisby
Marriage: 18 May 1902
Helen Irene VanMeter
Clayton Harvey Vanmeter
Dorothy May Vanmeter

Spouse and Children

18 May 1902
Appanoose, Iowa, United States


    Helen Irene VanMeter



    Dorothy May Vanmeter


Parents and Siblings

    Almon Donselo Van Meter


    Catherine Replogle




    Anna A. Van Meter




    Mayme Van Meter


    Loyd Vanmeter


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 7

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burton H Van Meter, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Burton H Vanmeter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Burton Vanmeter in household of Almond D Vanmeter, "United States Census, 1880"

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