Robert Plunkett

1842–15 November 1897 (Age 55)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Plunkett was born in 1842, in New York, United States, his father, William Robert Plunkett, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Kennedy, was 42. He lived in Washington Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Judicial Township 5, Amador, California, United States in 1860. He died on 15 November 1897, in Peahi, Maui, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Peahi, Maui, Hawaii, United States.

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William Robert Plunkett
Sarah Kennedy
William Kanada Plunkett
James Kennedy Plunkett
Mary Melinda Plunkett
Ellen Plunkett
Isaac Plunkett
Robert Plunkett
Joseph H. Plunkett

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World Events (8)

Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 4
Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
Age 15
The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (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.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Robert Phirchet in household of Robert Phirchet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Planket in household of Fred Fernsler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Plunkett

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