Elijah K Van Meter

1891–1970 (Age 79)
Cabin Run Cemetery, Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Elijah K

Elijah K Van Meter was born on 1 April 1891. He married Virginia Francis Blizzard on 9 March 1914, in Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Welton Magisterial District, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 31 March 1970, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cabin Run Cemetery, Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah K Van Meter
1891–1970
Virginia Francis Blizzard
1898–1968
Marriage: 9 March 1914
Charles James Washington Van Meter
1915–1935
Allen Van Meter
1926–1972
Elizabeth Van Meter
1931–2010
Hazel Bell Van Meter
1934–1936

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
9 March 1914
Mineral, West Virginia, United States
children

(4)

  • Charles James Washington Van Meter

    Male1915–1935Male

  • Male1926–1972Male

  • Female1931–2010Female

  • Hazel Bell Van Meter

    Female1934–1936Female

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elijah Vanmeter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elijah Van Meter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elijah Van Meter in entry for Allen P. Van Meter, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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