Benjamin Platt

12 April 1833–9 March 1918 (Age 84)
East Crompton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Platt was born on 12 April 1833, in East Crompton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Platt, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Standring, was 36. He married Mary Greaves on 13 April 1856, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 March 1918, in Newcastle, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Newcastle, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Platt
Mary Greaves
Marriage: 13 April 1856
John William Platt
Benjamin Travis Platt
James Platt
Rebecca Platt
Emma Platt
Josephus Platt
Joseph Platt
Thomas Platt
George Platt
Mary Ann Platt
Maria Platt
Robert Platt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1856Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 26
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    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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    Autobiography of Benjamin Platt

    Benjamin Platt was the 6th son of Thomas Platt and sarah Standring I was born in the township of Crompton, Lancashire, England April 12, 1833. My parents were very poor and were common laborers. …

    Sources (34)

    • Benjn Platt, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Benjamin Platt in entry for Thomas Platt and May T Cox, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Benjamin Platt in entry for Mary Graves Platt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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