Leroy L Plank

about 1904–after 1952 (Age 48)
Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of Leroy L

When Leroy L Plank was born about 1904, in Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Arthur Phillip Plank, was 24 and his mother, Ada M Lamphear, was 21. He married Viva Mae Johnson on 2 May 1924, in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States. He lived in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States for about 10 years and Canisteo, Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1921. He died after 1952, in Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Leroy L Plank
Neola T Towner
Theodore L Plank
Howard Plank
Richard Plank
Daniel W Plank
Patricia Ann Plank
Gordon Plank
Thomas Plank

Spouse and Children


    Neola T Towner




    Theodore L Plank


    Richard Plank


    Daniel W Plank


    Patricia Ann Plank


    Gordon Plank


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Phillip Plank


    Ada M Lamphear




    Netta I Plank


    William J Plank




World Events (8)


Age 0

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 13

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 14

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Berkshire): from Middle English planke ‘plank’ (Late Latin planca). It is not clear how this word was applied as a surname: it may be a topographic name for someone who lived near a plank bridge over a stream, a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, or a nickname for a thin person.2 North German: nickname for a cantankerous person, from Middle Low German plank ‘quarrel’, ‘discord’.3 North German: metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German plank ‘measure for liquids’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leroy Plank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leroy L Plank, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leroy Plank in household of Arthur P Plank, "New York State Census, 1905"

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