James Madison Platt

22 February 1855–2 April 1940 (Age 85)
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of James Madison

When James Madison Platt was born on 22 February 1855, in Indiana, United States, his father, Richard Platt, was 38 and his mother, Emeline Clark, was 30. He married Sarah Jane Redmond on 21 May 1879, in Crab Orchard, Johnson, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Western Township, Johnson, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years and Western Election Precinct, Johnson, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 2 April 1940, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Crab Orchard, Johnson, Nebraska, United States.

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James Madison Platt
Sarah Jane Redmond
Marriage: 21 May 1879
Jessie Maude Platt
Ethel Mae Platt
Bessie G Platt
Mamie Helen Platt
Etta R Platt

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
Age 1
The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
Age 8
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 26
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Platt or Platt Bridge in Lancashire, named in Middle English with Old French plat ‘flat’, ‘thin’ ( see Platte ), in the dialect sense ‘plank bridge’.2 English: topographic name from Middle English plat ‘plot of land’, ‘piece of ground’ (Old English plætt).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German platt ‘flat’.

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

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Sources (15)

  • James M Platt in household of Richard Platt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M Plott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jas Platt, "United States Census, 1880"

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