Francis Platt Jr.

14 March 1824–14 December 1885 (Age 61)
Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Francis

When Francis Platt Jr. was born on 14 March 1824, in Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Platt, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Watson, was 46. He married Mary Ann White on 12 February 1849, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 14 December 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Francis Platt Jr.
Eliza Hester
Marriage: 19 November 1853
Lenora Hester Platt
Franklin Benjamin Platt
Ephraim Francis Platt
Eliza Charlotte Platt
Eva Isabella Platt
Marie Louise Platt
Joseph Chariton Platt
Alonzo Watson Platt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 5
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    Age 19
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    Link to Francis Platt's Missionary Journals

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    Sources (65)

    • Francis Platt, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Francis Platt in entry for Milbourn W. Wilcox and Marie L. Platt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Ephraim F. Platt in entry for Marie Louisa Platt Wilcox, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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