Rulon Berry Platt

7 June 1897–16 June 1988 (Age 91)
Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Rulon Berry

When Rulon Berry Platt was born on 7 June 1897, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, John William Platt, was 39 and his mother, Mary Wilhelmina Berry, was 22. He married Zelma Butterfield on 6 November 1942, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 16 June 1988, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Riverton City Cemetery, Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rulon Berry Platt
1897–1988
Zelma Butterfield
1900–1984
Marriage: 6 November 1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1942Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1911 · The Murray Library
    Age 14
    The Murray Library was founded on January 6, 1911. The Murray Library was one of twenty-three libraries in Utah built with money donated by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 26
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Story Highlight

    Oral History Interview Rulon Berry Platt 28 May 1982

    RULON B. PLATT ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW 28 May, 1982 by Kerry William Bate transcript finished 25 May 1982 (K) This is the 28th of May, 1982 (an oral history interview with Rulon B. Platt, by Kerry W …

    Sources (24)

    • Rulon Berry Platt in household of John William Platt, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Rulon Berry Platt, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
    • Rulon Berry Platt in household of John William Platt, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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