The death certificate of Benjamin Harrison Vermillion shows that he died 31 Aug 1944 at General Hospital #1 in Kansas City, MO, as a result of heart problems. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.The death certificate lists his parents as Leslie Vermillion and Sarah Young; however, census data from 1900 provided previously clearly shows that Sarah was married to Wesley Vermillion b. 1846 in Missouri, the son of Henry Vermillion (b. abt. 1822 in Virginia) and Mary A. ?? (b. about 1825 in Virginia). That is a far back as I have been able to trace this line because I have been unable to connect Henry (b. abt. 1822 in Virginia) to parents.
Some additional information:
- Sarah's maiden name was Sarah Amanda Young, but I have no parental information about her.
-Wesley's middle initial was either P, T or F, but census records are inconsistent in recording it.He appears in the 1850 Monroe County, MO census and the 1860 Ralls County, MO census with his parents, Henry and Mary A. Vermillion and three siblings -- William R. b. abt 1840, John S. b. abt. 1842, and Sarah A. b. abt. 1844.In one of the letters I received, Wesley's middle name was given as Frank, but there was no documentation to verify that name.
-the information on the original death certificate for Ben Vermillion was provided by his sister, Geneva Ann Stiles, with whom Ben lived at the time of his death.Geneva Ann would appear in the 1900 census as Annie G.She married George Stiles of New York in about 1913. lived much of her married life in Wyandotte Co., KS,and had two sons -- Fredrick G. b. 1914 and William L. b. 1918.
-the name on Benjamin's death certificate was originally just Ben Vermillion, but in 1952 a change of name was filed by his son, Harold B. Vermillion, to amend the certificate to read Ben Harrison Vermillion.
-Harold B. Vermillion was Ben's son from Ben's second marriage to Rosa L. Mullins, which also ended in divorce around 1929.