Edward Earl Plank

Male1 September 1909–20 March 1986

Brief Life History of Edward Earl

When Edward Earl Plank was born on 1 September 1909, in Arnett, Ellis, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Ezra Edward Plank, was 30 and his mother, Laura Addie Null, was 21. He married Ethel Faye Winget on 10 July 1934, in Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Deaf Smith, Texas, United States in 1950. He died on 20 March 1986, in Dalhart, Dallam, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in West Park Cemetery, Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, United States.

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Edward Earl Plank
Ethel Faye Winget
Marriage: 10 July 1934
Earlene Faye Plank
Eugene Earl Plank
Richard Jay Plank

Sources (19)

  • Earl E Plank, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Edward Earl Plank, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
  • Edward Plank, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 July 1934Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 1

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

    Age 1

    The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 


    Age 22

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Wiltshire and London): from Middle English plank(e), plaunke ‘plank, stiff board; footbridge’ (from Late Latin planca). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by a footbridge, or it may refer to their appearance or occupation, such as a tall, thin person or a carpenter.

    North German: nickname for a cantankerous person, from Middle Low German plank ‘quarrel, discord’.

    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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