Henry Bradford Platt

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

The Life Summary 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 28. 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 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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Henry Bradford Platt
Susan Louisa Yale
Marriage: 23 September 1868
May Louise Platt
Lucy Marietta Platt
Elmore Wooster Platt
Elenore Platt
Bertha Yale Platt

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  • Marriage
    23 September 1868
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    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.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Henry B Platt, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Henry B. Platt, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Henry B Platt in household of Joseph R Platt, "United States Census, 1860"

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