Mary Rebecca Plunkett

12 March 1887–10 May 1965 (Age 78)
Montgomery, Grant, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Mary Rebecca

When Mary Rebecca Plunkett was born on 12 March 1887, in Montgomery, Grant, Louisiana, United States, her father, James Monroe Plunkett, was 30 and her mother, Mary Frances "Fannie" Moore, was 22. She married Ebenezer C Hays on 4 June 1905, in Montgomery, Grant, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ward Seven, Grant, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Ward Six, Winn, Louisiana, United States in 1910. She died on 10 May 1965, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer C Hays
Mary Rebecca Plunkett
Marriage: 4 June 1905
Bertha May Hays
Baby Boy Hays
James Ebenezer Hays

Spouse and Children

4 June 1905
Montgomery, Grant, Louisiana, United States


    Bertha May Hays


    Baby Boy Hays


    James Ebenezer Hays


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English and Irish:1. (of Norman origin): habitational name from a metathesized form of Plouquenet in Ille-et-Villaine, Brittany, so named from Breton plou ‘parish’ (from Latin plebs ‘people’) + Guenec, the personal name (a diminutive of guen ‘white’) of a somewhat obscure saint. As an Irish name, it has been Gaelicized as Pluincéid . 2. alternatively, it may be a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of blankets, from Middle English blaunket (Anglo-Norman French blancquet, a diminutive of blanc ‘white’), but replacement of b by p is not usual in English.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Mary R Hays in household of Ebenezer Hays, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Plunkett in household of James M Plunkett, "United States Census, 1900"

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