William Prather Van MeterAge: 70 years18291899

Name
William Prather Van Meter
Given names
William Prather
Surname
Van Meter
Birth September 11, 1829 31 29
Death of a paternal grandfatherJacob Van Meter Jr.
December 12, 1850 (Age 21 years)
MarriageHarriett NortonView this family
before 1852 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1
John Henton Meter
September 22, 1853 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2
William A. Van Meter
August 8, 1855 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Edward Rawlings Van Meter
May 1, 1859 (Age 29 years)

MarriageLee Ann Van MeterView this family
November 15, 1867 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a son
#4
Samuel G. Van Meter
1867 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey)
October 31, 1870 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Althea Bert Van Meter
May 7, 1873 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Frank Prather Meter
January 5, 1876 (Age 46 years)

Death of a sonFrank Prather Meter
1877 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Vangeline Vick “Vangie” Van Meter
May 2, 1879 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Archie Allen Van Meter
October 26, 1882 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Eugene Bascum Van Meter
October 7, 1886 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sonWilliam A. Van Meter
1887 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1
William Samuel Dorsey
September 18, 1890 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Ruth Cleveland Van Meter
January 7, 1892 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2
John Claud Dorsey
August 24, 1893 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds)
April 13, 1896 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey
January 31, 1899 (Age 69 years)
Death December 2, 1899 (Age 70 years)
Burial December 5, 1899 (3 days after death)
Cemetery: Hix Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 11, 1821
9 years
himself
sibling
Family with Harriett Norton - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: before 1852, Milam, Texas, USA
21 months
son
23 months
son
4 years
son
Family with Lee Ann Van Meter - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 15, 1867
2 months
son
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
son
4 years
son
Archie Allen Van Meter
Birth: October 26, 1882 53 32Lockhart, Texas
Death: February 8, 1952Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
4 years
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5 years
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  1. Generation 1
    1. William Prather Van Meter, son of Edward Rawlings Van Meter and Mary Bird, was born on September 11, 1829 in Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, USA and died on December 2, 1899 in Rita, Caldwell, Texas, USA at the age of 70. He married 2 times. The first time he married Harriett Norton before 1852 in , Milam, Texas, USA. She was born on March 9, 1835. The second time he married Lee Ann Van Meter, daughter of Van I Van Meter and Angelina Hilton, on November 15, 1867. She was born on July 27, 1850 in Glendale, Hardin, Kentucky, USA and died on November 15, 1926 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA at the age of 76.

      Children of William Prather Van Meter and Harriett Norton:

      1. John Henton Meter (18531928)
      2. William A. Van Meter (18551887)
      3. Edward Rawlings Van Meter (18591823)

      Children of William Prather Van Meter and Lee Ann Van Meter:

      1. Samuel G. Van Meter (1867)
      2. Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey) (18701943)
      3. Althea Bert Van Meter (18731954)
      4. Frank Prather Meter (18761877)
      5. Vangeline Vick “Vangie” Van Meter (1879)
      6. Archie Allen Van Meter (18821952)
      7. Eugene Bascum Van Meter (1886)
      8. Ruth Cleveland Van Meter (1892)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey)

      Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), daughter of William Prather Van Meter and Lee Ann Van Meter, was born on October 31, 1870 in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, USA and died on March 19, 1943 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 72. She married Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey, son of Joshua Hilton Dorsey and Martha Ann “”Mattie“” Yager, on August 1, 1888 in Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA. He was born on September 10, 1863 in Glendale, Hardin, Kentucky, USA and died on November 24, 1949 in Palestine, Anderson, Texas, USA at the age of 86.

      Children of Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey) and Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey:

      1. William Samuel Dorsey (18901972)
      2. John Claud Dorsey (18931987)
      3. Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds) (18961986)
      4. Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey (18991966)
      5. Joseph Edward “Ed” Dorsey (19011980)
      6. Eugene Stonewall “Stoney” Dorsey (19031991)
      7. Wayland Thomas Dorsey (19061953)
      8. Joshua Haywood Dorsey (19091978)
      9. Ivan Carl Dorsey (19121985)
      10. Clyde Dorsey (19161987)
      11. Clarence Dorsey (19162002)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. William Samuel Dorsey

      William Samuel Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on September 18, 1890 in Caldwell, Burrleson, Texas, USA and died on November 4, 1972 at the age of 82. He married Maude Van Winkle on July 9, 1912. She was born in Wilmer, Texas.

    2. John Claud Dorsey

      John Claud Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on August 24, 1893 in Caldwell, Burrleson, Texas, USA and died in January 1987 in Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, USA at the age of 93. He married 3 times. The first time he married Stella Mae Gunter (Dorsey). She was born on June 29, 1894 in Saledo, Bell, Texas, USA and died on September 1, 1943 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 49. The second time he married Blossom Favorite Clifford. The third time he married Ima Mae Pilgrim Moshier.

      Children of John Claud Dorsey and Stella Mae Gunter (Dorsey):

      1. Nannie Mae Dorsey (McFarland) (19131982)
      2. Thomas Edward Dorsey (19161943)
      3. Minnie Lee Dorsey (19181918)
      4. Dorothy Louise Dorsey (Bolin) (1922)
      5. Mary Claudine Dorsey (Beeler) (1929)
    3. Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds)

      Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds), daughter of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on April 13, 1896 in Bowie, Montague County, Texas, USA and died on December 30, 1986 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA at the age of 90. She married Oliver Luther Hammonds, son of John William Hammond and Martha Ann Cross (Hammond), on October 24, 1912 in Bay City, Matagorda, Texas, USA. He was born on April 30, 1886 in Marble Falls, Burnet, Texas, USA and died on December 7, 1960 in Freeport, Brazoria, Texas, USA at the age of 74.

      Children of Mabel Victoria “Big Mama” Dorsey (Hammonds) and Oliver Luther Hammonds:

      1. Eugene Oliver Hammonds (19132004)
      2. Frank Marshall Hammonds (19151990)
      3. Mary Ann Hammonds (Fitzgerald) (Wadsworth) (19161983)
      4. Claude Victor Hammonds (19191999)
      5. William Jackson “Bill” Hammonds (19221968)
      6. Iva Lee Hammonds (Evans) (19251995)
      7. Roy Luther Hammonds (19271985)
      8. Elizabeth Lois Hammonds (Pickle) (1936)
    4. Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey

      Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey, daughter of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on January 31, 1899 in Quanah, Hardeman, Texas, USA and died on August 27, 1966 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 67. She married Henry D. Long, son of Unknown Long and Unknown Hammond, before 1924 in Texas. He was born on November 23, 1892 in Texas and died on August 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 48.

      Children of Lois “Tots” Minetta Dorsey and Henry D. Long:

      1. Velma T. Long (19241943)
      2. Jack Benjamin Long (19262005)
    5. Joseph Edward “Ed” Dorsey

      Joseph Edward “Ed” Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on January 27, 1901 in Duke, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA and died on October 2, 1980 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 79. He married Ophelia Cecilia Juanita Birmingham (Dorsey) on January 15, 1923 in Wharton, Wharton, Texas, USA. She was born on July 7, 1903 in Mackay, Wharton, Texas, USA and died on June 18, 1992 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 88.

      Children of Joseph Edward “Ed” Dorsey and Ophelia Cecilia Juanita Birmingham (Dorsey):

      1. Joseph Edward “Jack” Dorsey Jr (19232002)
      2. Rosemary Dorsey (Claybourne) (1928)
      3. Dolores Dorsey (Barbiers) (19312008)
    6. Eugene Stonewall “Stoney” Dorsey

      Eugene Stonewall “Stoney” Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on March 25, 1903 in Duke, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA and died on January 2, 1991 in Austin, Travis, Texas, USA at the age of 87. He married Bertie Sanders. She was born on October 7, 1903 in Kaufman, , Texas, USA and died on August 7, 1993 in Austin, Travis, Texas, USA at the age of 89.

      Children of Eugene Stonewall “Stoney” Dorsey and Bertie Sanders:

      1. Wanda Evonne Dorsey (Cadwell) (19242007)
    7. Wayland Thomas Dorsey

      Wayland Thomas Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on March 21, 1906 in , , Oklahoma, USA and died on June 15, 1953 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 47. He married Alice May Reeves (Dorsey) in 1924. She was born in 1906 and died on June 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA at the age of 50.

      Children of Wayland Thomas Dorsey and Alice May Reeves (Dorsey):

      1. Billie Louise Dorsey (19251994)
      2. Betty Ruth Dorsey (1927)
    8. Joshua Haywood Dorsey

      Joshua Haywood Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on July 25, 1909 in Mangum, Greer, Oklahoma, USA and died on November 29, 1978 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 69. He married Rose L Organ. She was born on June 18, 1938 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

    9. Ivan Carl Dorsey

      Ivan Carl Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on October 7, 1912 in Magnet, Wharton County, Texas, USA and died on February 22, 1985 in Madisonville, Madison, Texas, USA at the age of 72. He married Addie May Mayes. She was born in Barker, Texas.

      Children of Ivan Carl Dorsey and Addie May Mayes:

      1. Richard Carl Dorsey (1937)
      2. Lois Lorene Dorsey-Cramer (1940)
    10. Clyde Dorsey

      Clyde Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on February 22, 1916 in Lakeview, Hall, Texas, USA and died on June 27, 1987 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Texas, USA at the age of 71. He married Georgia May Stewart on April 26, 1940. She was born on August 16, 1923 in Piniland, Texas. . He had a relationship with Kathleen Parker

      Children of Clyde Dorsey and Georgia May Stewart:

      1. Clyde Dorsey Jr (1946)
      2. Wayne Dorsey (1948)
      3. Cheryl Dorsey (1955)
      4. Kathleen Dorsey (1959)
    11. Clarence Dorsey

      Clarence Dorsey, son of Stonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey and Mary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey), was born on February 22, 1916 in Lakeview, Hall, Texas, USA and died on December 2, 2002 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA at the age of 86. He married 2 times. The first time he married Ida Bell Mayes. She was born on September 26, 1917 in Barker, Texas. The second time he married Edith Doane. She was born in Odon, Indiana, USA.

      Children of Clarence Dorsey and Ida Bell Mayes:

      1. Carolyn Dorsey (19382017)

      Children of Clarence Dorsey and Edith Doane:

      1. Sharon Dorsey (1945)
      2. Jimmy Dorsey (1949)