John Read Platte

7 September 1888–1 April 1965 (Age 76)
Houston, Texas, United States

The Life of John Read

John Read Platte was born on 7 September 1888, in Houston, Texas, United States as the son of Charles Carl F Platte and Phoebe E Read. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Mary Agnes Schwarzbach. He died on 1 April 1965, in Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States.

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John Read Platte
Mary Agnes Schwarzbach
Francel Louise Platte
John Platte Jr
Marian Hildenbrand
Mary Karche

Spouse and Children




    John Platte Jr


    Marian Hildenbrand


    Mary Karche


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Carl F Platte


    Phoebe E Read




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 French: from Old French plat ‘flat’ (Late Latin plat(t)us, from Greek platys ‘broad’, ‘flat’).2 German: variant of Plate 1.3 German: topographic name from Middle Low German, Middle High German plate ‘plateau’, ‘rock wall’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • John R Platte, "Find A Grave Index"

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