John Plaster

1846–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Plaster was born in 1846, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Milton Plaster, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Hayter, was 20. He married Martha A. Roark about 1867. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Walker, Dougherty, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Ivy Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John Plaster
1846–
Martha A. Roark
1851–
Marriage: about 1867
William Thomas Plaster
1860–1951
S.E. Plaster
1868–
John M Plaster
1870–1941
Missouri Bell Plaster
1877–1931

Spouse and Children

    Male1846–Male

    Martha A. Roark

    Female1851–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1867
children

(4)

    Male1860–1951Male

    S.E. Plaster

    Male1868–Male

    John M Plaster

    Male1870–1941Male

    Missouri Bell Plaster

    Female1877–1931Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1875

Age 29

Historical Boundaries: 1875: Dougherty, Georgia, United States
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 32

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

1 English and North German: metonymic occupational name for a plasterer, from Middle English, Middle Low German plaster (from Latin emplastrum ‘(wound) plaster’ (originally a paste), from Greek emplastron, a derivative of emplassein ‘to shape or form’; the term was carried over into building terminology to mean ‘bonding agent’).2 English: habitational name from any of various places called Plaistow (in East London, Derbyshire, Sussex, and elsewhere), from Old English plegestōw ‘place where people gather for sport or play’. This can also be a variant of Plaisted (through interchangeable use of the Old English elements stōw and stede, both meaning ‘place’, in earlier times).3 German and Ashkenazic Jewish (Pflaster): from Middle High German pflaster (German Pflaster, from Latin plastrum) ‘street pavement’, ‘pavement’, cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Plaster in household of Milton Plaster, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Plaster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Plaster, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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