Henry Bradford Platt

20 March 1840–5 April 1906 (Age 66)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Henry Bradford

When Henry Bradford Platt was born on 20 March 1840, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Rogers Platt, was 32 and his mother, Marietta Smith, was 26. He married Susan Louisa Yale on 23 September 1868. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 5 April 1906, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Bradford Platt
1840–1906
Susan Louisa Yale
1841–1935
Marriage: 23 September 1868
May Louise Platt
1872–1872
Lucy Marietta Platt
1873–
Elmore Wooster Platt
1874–1935
Elenore Platt
1875–
Bertha Yale Platt
1882–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 September 1868
children

(5)

    May Louise Platt

    Female1872–1872Female

    Lucy Marietta Platt

    Female1873–Female

    Elmore Wooster Platt

    Male1874–1935Male

    Elenore Platt

    Female1875–Female

    Bertha Yale Platt

    Female1882–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Rogers Platt

    Male1807–1890Male

    Female1814–1895Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1834–1913Female

    Joseph Edward Platt

    Male1837–1872Male

    Male1840–1906Male

    Marietta Adela Platt

    Female1842–1906Female

    Henrietta Augusta Platt

    Female1845–1928Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 8

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1863

Age 23

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

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 (3)

  • Henry B Platt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry B Platt in household of Joseph R Platt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Platt, "United States Census, 1900"

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