Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mont Vanmeter's death

Mont was my Great grandfather's first wife.
The story is that she died of insanity after allegedly hearing her husband & brother had been killed in a mining accident. 
William Render, the husband of Daisy Wickliffe (My great grandfather's sister) was killed.  The death certificate stated he was hit in the head with a slate.
However, if Mont died of insanity, why does her death certificate state she died of exhaustion due to cerebral meningitis?
Also, she was not admitted to the hospital until November 9th.  She would have surely found out her husband was still alive a full 2 weeks later.
The story may or may not be true, however the truth is, upon her death, my Great grandfather met & married my Great grandmother Probie.