Amelia M. Plank

22 February 1898–22 February 1953 (Age 55)
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Amelia M.

When Amelia M. Plank was born on 22 February 1898, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Olios Plank, was 35 and her mother, Maria Hartman, was 37. She died on 22 February 1953, in West Lawn, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Laureldale, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Joseph Seisler
Amelia M. Plank

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Olios Plank


    Maria Hartman




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 7

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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  • Amelia M. Plank Seisler, "Find A Grave Index"

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