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Offline RJ137

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Re: Georgia Van Meter 1879- 1958
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 03 April 21 16:10 BST (UK) »
George W Vanmeter
Lydia Compton
married 12 April 1874, Tippecanoe, Indiana

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everything from here down is just a sketch of who he might be. A lot of this might be on familysearch, now that you know where to look.

He might be the man who was boarding with Martha Fletcher in Sugar Creek, Vigo, Indiana in 1900.

He married her 22 October 1906. his parents: Richard Van Meter, Lizzie Fulkerson


These dates fit the time line of what's known. In the Oct 1905 divorce clipping it states George & Lydia had been married 30 years(1874/1875). On George's marriage application to Martha in 1906, George states he was divorced in 1906. The legal notice s were for Nov 1905. Final divorce may have been in the first part of 1906.

Want Divorce

Seattle Daily Times
Saturday, Oct 14, 1905
Seattle, WA
Page: 3

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Legal notice appeared in Seattle Daily Times papers 13 Oct - 17 Nov. 1905.

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Re: Georgia Van Meter 1879- 1958
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 03 April 21 16:20 BST (UK) »
There are various Van Meters on the local obituary index, including likely matches for George & Martha - http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/obituaries?format1=LN&searchdata1=van+meter&format2=FN&searchdata2=&format3=Year&searchdata3=&format4=Month&searchdata4=&submit=Search 

I think this is Martha's death with her name mistranscribed - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ7B-WRG

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Re: Georgia Van Meter 1879- 1958
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 03 April 21 16:25 BST (UK) »
1904 Seattle City Directory
Mrs Lydia VanMeter, home at 826 22nd Ave South

1905 Seattle City Directory
Mrs Lydia E VanMeter, boards 1109 24th Ave South

1902, 1906, 1908 not listed

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She is not the Lydia Vanmeter who marries John Wagemaker in Montana in 1919. That lady was born in Kansas in 1893, according to the 1920 census of John's household.

She is not the Lydia Vanmeter who died 18 Feb 1924 in St Louis City Hospital. That lady was born 9 October 1857 in Illinois. her parents were Henry Hall, born in New York, and Emily (maiden name and birthplace unknown.) She had been in St Louis for 7 years and was homeless.

https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Records/Archives/ArchivesMvc/DeathCertificates/SearchResults


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Re: Georgia Van Meter 1879- 1958
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 03 April 21 16:51 BST (UK) »
Terre Haute Daily News
Terre Haute, Vigo County
5 July 1890

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Re: Georgia Van Meter 1879- 1958
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 03 April 21 16:59 BST (UK) »
If I have the right family in England, then Charles Bolton Clifton's parents were George D Clifton and Mary Langley Maile/Mayle.
Charles had a sister Emily G (Clifton) Neale, wife of Francis R Neale. She died 8 May 1943 in Seattle.
And a brother George Langley Clifton, husband of Sarah Lebeau, who lived in Chicago and died there in 1955.

But none of that helped me find Charles after 1899 in Sitka.


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Re: Georgia Van Meter 1879- 1958
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 03 April 21 17:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone. Every little bit helps.
RJ - not a nice article but appreciated.

Ed
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