Riley Clinton Plant

8 January 1930–27 September 2002 (Age 72)
Burleson, Texas, United States

The Life of Riley Clinton

Riley Clinton Plant was born on 8 January 1930, in Burleson, Texas, United States as the son of Plant and Alice Pearl Maxwell. He died on 27 September 2002, in Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States.

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Plant
Alice Pearl Maxwell
1906–1948
Riley Clinton Plant
1930–2002

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932

Age 2

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 19

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener, in particular someone with a herb garden, from Middle English plant (Old English plante), Old French plante ‘herb’, ‘shrub’, ‘young tree’. In English it may also be a nickname for a tender or delicate individual, from the same word in a transferred sense.2 French: topographic name for a planted area, in particular one planted with herbs or vines. Compare Plantier .3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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

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