Elizabeth Van Meter

1904–2005 (Age 101)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Van Meter was born about 1904, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Nelson Prewitt Van Meter, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth C. Willis, was 37. She lived in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Nether Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 27 September 2005, at the age of 101, and was buried in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States.

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Elizabeth Van Meter
Sydney Pemberton Hutchinson Jr.

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Nelson Prewitt Van Meter


  • Female1867–1959Female



World Events (8)

1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 0

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 1

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 27

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Elizabeth Hutchinson in household of S Pemberton Hutchinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Van Meter in household of N P Van Meter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Vanmeter in household of Nelson Vanmeter, "United States Census, 1920"

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