I have a Ruth VM, b. May 1899 in Kansas(probably in Kansas City) as that is where her parents died. Her parents were William B. VM b.1857 in Illinois, d.6 Dec 1911 in Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Rose Unknown B. Jan 1860, d. 19 Nov 1907 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Ruth had 2 siblings, Louise and Charles. Ruth was my 2nd cousin twice removed. If this sounds like her, I can tell you a lot about the VanMeters - I have no record as of yet as to Ruth's marriage.
John Wolfinger, Atlanta, Georgia