James Kennedy Plunkett

17 February 1836–12 June 1911 (Age 75)
Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of James Kennedy

When James Kennedy Plunkett was born on 17 February 1836, in Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, William "Robert" Plunkett, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Kennedy, was 35. He married Ashnah P Norton on 28 June 1864, in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 6, Shasta, California, United States in 1860 and Oregon, United States in 1870. He died on 12 June 1911, in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Kings Valley Cemetery, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

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James Kennedy Plunkett
Ashnah P Norton
Marriage: 28 June 1864
Lucius Plunkett
Wiley Plunkett
Frank A Plunkett
Barton Plunkett
Edgar Plunkett
Bertha Plunkett
Sarah Plunkett
Garfield Plunkett
Henry Plunkett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1864Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 10
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 21
    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 (17)

    • James Pluket in household of A P Wood, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Plunkett, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"
    • James Phirchet in household of Robert Phirchet, "United States Census, 1850"

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