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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Family Time Line

James Kennedy Plunkett
1836–1911
Ashnah P Norton
1847–1933
Marriage: 28 June 1864
Lucius Plunkett
1865–1926
Wiley Plunkett
1867–1934
Frank A Plunkett
1869–1946
Barton Plunkett
1871–1875
Edgar Plunkett
1873–1935
Bertha Plunkett
1876–1957
Sarah Plunkett
1878–1965
Garfield Plunkett
1881–1942
Henry Plunkett
1883–1960

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1864Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Plunket

    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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