James Madison Platt

Brief Life History of James Madison

When James Madison Platt was born on 22 February 1855, in Dearborn, 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 Crab Orchard, Johnson, 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

Sources (15)

  • James M Platt in household of Richard Platt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M. Platt, "Nebraska, Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • James Madison Platt, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1858: Johnson, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Johnson, Nebraska, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

English: Middle English plat, platte ‘flat surface’ (Anglo-Norman French plat, plast), often with the senses ‘footbridge’ or ‘plot of land’. The name may be topographic, for one who lived near such a feature, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Platt in Manchester or Platt Bridge in Wigan (both Lancashire).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German platt ‘flat’.

German: variant of Platte 3.

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

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