|Sarah Ellison Platt (private). Parents: Robert Swanton Platt Jr. and Nancy Gaines.|
Spouse: Gary Lee Defourney.
Sarah Sophia Platt was born on 5 October 1840 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She died on 15 June 1841 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She was buried after 15 June 1841 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Franklin Co., OH. Parents: William Augustus Platt and Fanny Arabella Hayes.
Shandre Marie Platt (private). Parents: John Andrews Platt and Vicki Jean Lind Mazeau. Parents: Debra Peukert.
Stephen PLATT (private). Parents: Rutherford Hayes PLATT Jr. and Constance ADAMS.
Susan Platt was born on 20 November 1865 in Columbus Franklin Co., OH.1 She died in 1952 in Old Lyme, New London Co., CT.1 Parents: William Augustus Platt and Sarah Follet.
Spouse: Herman Hubbard.
Susan Noyes PLATT (private). Parents: Rutherford Hayes PLATT and Jean Dana Noyes.
Torben Day PLATT (private). Parents: Robert Day PLATT and Annelise Henricksen.
Twin Platt (private). Parents: William Augustus Platt and Fanny Arabella Hayes.
Twin Platt (private). Parents: William Augustus Platt and Fanny Arabella Hayes.
William Platt1 was born on 19 November 1780 in Lanesborough, Berkshire, MA.1 He died on 15 July 1825 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co, OH.1 Parents: Benjamin Platt and Adah Fairchild.
William Andrews Platt (private). Parents: David Day Platt and Priscilla Hamilton Gray.
William Andrews Platt was born on 24 December 1887 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He died on 1 May 1902 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. Parents: Rutherford Hayes PLATT and Maryette Andrews SMITH.
William Augustus Platt was born on 7 March 1809 in Lanesborough, Berkshire, MA. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. 1880 Census - East Broad St., Columbus, OH
William A. Platt, 71, capitalist, born MA Parents b. MA
Sarah F., 53, NY, NY, NY
Susan, 14, OH, MA, NY
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and 3 servants. He died on 8 August 1882 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. In his early life, W.A. Platt was a jeweler in Columbus, OH; retiring in the 1840's. Thereafter he was engaged largely in business as a president of a gas company, a tool manufacturing company, etc. (RBH recollections)
President of Columbia Gas Co. from 1846 to shortly before he died.
Obituary (not cited):
" Mr. Platt was a warm hearted, public-spirited gentleman, an active and enterprising businessman and a man of genial and noble characteristics"
Spouse: Fanny Arabella Hayes. Fanny Arabella Hayes and William Augustus Platt were married on 2 September 1839 in Delaware, Delaware Co., OH. Children were: Sarah Sophia Platt, Laura Arabella Platt, William Hayes Platt, Fanny Hayes Platt, Emily Hayes Platt, Rutherford Hayes PLATT, Twin Platt, Twin Platt.
William Hayes Platt was born on 3 March 1844 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He died on 27 January 1851 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He was buried after 27 January 1851 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Franklin Co., OH. Parents: William Augustus Platt and Fanny Arabella Hayes.
William Rutherford Platt (private). Parents: Joseph Swan PLATT and Margaret Hubbell DAY.
Spouse: Nancy Gaines.
Spouse: Sara Davis Russell.
Anne Gay "Polly" Plimpton (private). Parents: Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton and Ruth Talbot.
Calvin Gay Plimpton (private).
Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton was born on 7 October 1918 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. He graduated in 1939 in Amherst College. He graduated in 1943 in Harvard University. Calvin lived in 175 S. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA in 1970. He died of complications following surgery on 30 January 2007 in Westwood, Norfolk Co., MA.130 He appears in in Who's Who in America, 1972-73, pg. 2512 Additional degrees from Columbia, 1951, Williams, 1960, Wesleyan, 1961, etc.
President of Amherst College, 1960-1971, and trustee of several colleges and universities. Parents: George Arthur Plimpton and Fanny "Anne" Hastings.
David Lewis Plimpton (private). Parents: Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton and Ruth Talbot.
Edward Hastings Plimpton (private). Parents: Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton and Ruth Talbot.
Emily Plimpton (private). Parents: George Arthur Plimpton and Fanny "Anne" Hastings.
Francis T. Plimpton (private). Parents: George Arthur Plimpton and Frances Taylor Pearson.
George Ames Plimpton was born on 18 March 1927 in New York, New York Co., NY. He died in 2003. obituary for the Associated Press that appeared in the New York Times on September 26, 2003.
Mr. Plimpton, a lanky, urbane man possessed of boundless energy and perpetual bonhomie, became, in 1953, the first and only editor of The Paris Review. A ubiquitous presence at book parties and other gala social events, he was tireless in his commitment to the serious, contemporary fiction the magazine publishes.
Easily identifiable in later years by his thatch of silver hair and always by his cheery, lockjaw delivery, Mr. Plimpton was a familiar figure ranging above other guests at the restaurants, saloons and weekend destinations where blue-blood New York overlapped with the New York of the famous and the creative.
All of this contributed to the charm of reading about Mr. Plimpton's frequently hapless adventures — as "professional" athlete, stand-up comedian, movie bad guy or circus performer — which he chronicled in witty, elegant prose in nearly three dozen books.
As a boxer, he had his nose bloodied by Archie Moore at Stillman's Gym in 1959. As a pitcher he became utterly exhausted and couldn't finish an exhibition against 16 stars from the National and American Leagues (though he managed to get Willie Mays to pop up). And as a "professional" third-string quarterback, he lost roughly 30 yards during a scrimmage with the Detroit Lions in 1963.
He also tried his hand at tennis (Pancho Gonzalez beat him easily), bridge (Oswald Jacoby outmaneuvered him) and golf. With his handicap of 18, he lost badly to Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
In a brief stint as a goaltender for the Boston Bruins, he made the mistake of catching a puck in his gloved hand, and it caused a nasty gash in his pinkie. He failed as an aerialist when he tried out for the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus. As a symphonist, he wangled a temporary percussionist's job with the New York Philharmonic. He was assigned to play sleigh bells, triangle, bass drum and gong, the latter of which he struck so hard during a Tchaikovsky chestnut that Leonard Bernstein, who was trying to conduct the piece, burst into applause.
That was Mr. Plimpton, the popular commercial writer. His alter ego was as the unpaid editor of The Paris Review, an enduring low-circulation journal, which was founded in 1952 by Peter Mathiesen and Harold L. Humes, who asked him to be the editor. He did that from 1953 onward, when publication began, and worked at it for the rest of his life. The magazine's fame was derived from its publication of quality fiction by initially little-known writers, among them the young Terry Southern and Philip Roth, and for its interviews with well-known writers, some of whom, like Ernest Hemingway, Mr. Plimpton interviewed personally.
As a "participatory journalist," Mr. Plimpton believed that it was not enough for writers of nonfiction to simply observe; they needed to immerse themselves in whatever they were covering to understand fully what was involved. For example, he believed that football huddles and conversations on the bench constituted a "secret world, and if you're a voyeur, you want to be down there, getting it firsthand."
Mr. Plimpton was first married to Freddy Medora Espy, a photographer's assistant, in 1968. They had two children — Medora Ames and Taylor Ames. Their marriage ended in 1988. In 1991 he married Sarah Whitehead Dudley, 26 years his junior. They had twin girls, Laura and Olivia.
George Ames Plimpton was born in New York on March 18, 1927, the son of Francis T. Plimpton, a successful corporate lawyer who became the American ambassador to the United Nations. His mother was the former Pauline Ames. His grandfather, George A. Plimpton, had been a publisher. The family traced its roots in this country to the Mayflower.
He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard and Cambridge. At Harvard, where he studied literature, his education was interrupted in 1945, near the end of World War II. He spent two years in the Army, then returned and received his bachelor's degree in 1950, although he always regarded himself as a member of the class of 1948. He earned a second baccalaureate degree at Cambridge, where also earned a master's in English in 1952.
Mr. Plimpton's career included teaching at Barnard College from 1956 to 1958, editing and writing at Horizon magazine from 1959 to 1961, and at Harper's magazine, where he worked from 1972 to 1981. He also contributed material to Food and Wine magazine in the late 1970's. In the late 1960's, he was seen frequently as a host or guest on several television shows, and still later, he made some commercials for DeBeers diamonds.
He had been inspired as a youth by the exploits of Paul Gallico, an author and celebrated sportswriter for the New York Daily News who believed so much in participatory journalism that he once had a brief encounter with the heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. "What Gallico did was to climb down out of the press box," Mr. Plimpton said, creating "a wonderful description of what it feels like to be knocked about by a champion."
The only problem with Mr. Plimpton's similar match with Archie Moore, set up by Sports Illustrated, was that Mr. Plimpton wept after Mr. Moore bloodied his nose. He explained it was a "sympathetic response."
Many of Mr. Plimpton's books dealt with his adventures, most notably Out of My League (baseball, 1961); Paper Lion (football, 1966); and The Bogey Man (golf, 1968). Ernest Hemingway read Out of My League and declared it "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived, his account of a self-imposed ordeal that has the chilling quality of a true nightmare."
"It is the dark side of the moon of Walter Mitty," he added.
The Walter Mitty reference was picked up by several critics over the years, but Mr. Plimpton's exploits really were not analogous to those of Mitty, James Thurber's fictitious daydreamer. Mitty only imagined he was doing all manner of dashing and swashbuckling. Mr. Plimpton wasn't imagining anything; he was doing it.
Not all of Mr. Plimpton's writings dealt with his guises. Among the rest were a children's book in 1955, The Rabbit's Umbrella. He also wrote American Journey: The Times of Robert F. Kennedy. He was a friend of the Kennedy family and was with Mr. Kennedy the day he was shot to death in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan. Mr. Plimpton said the assassin "seemed composed and peaceful" after Mr. Kennedy died, "the peaceful eye of the storm."
In 1998, he also wrote an unconventional oral biography of Truman Capote, in which he meshed the techniques of oral history and traditional biography. And in 2002, joined by Terry Quinn, he created Zelda, Scott and Ernest, a dramatization of the letters that went to and from F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife, Zelda, and Hemingway. It was produced in Paris.
Mr. Plimpton made it into the movies, too. He played a Bedouin extra in Lawrence of Arabia in 1961, and in Rio Lobo (1970) he played a crook who is shot dead by a heroic, indestructible John Wayne. When the movie version of Paper Lion was made in 1968, Mr. Plimpton's part was played by Alan Alda. Mr. Plimpton played a minor role. Of his participation in movies, he used to say that he had been pegged as the Prince of Cameos.
Perhaps Mr. Plimpton's career was best summarized by a cartoon that once appeared in The New Yorker. In it, a patient looks at the surgeon preparing to operate on him and demands, "How do I know you're not George Plimpton?" Parents: Francis T. Plimpton and Pauline Ames.
George Arthur Plimpton was born on 13 July 1855 in Walpole, Norfolk Co., MA. He graduated in 1876 in Amherst College. He graduated in 1877 in Harvard Law School, Harvard University. George died on 1 July 1936. He appears in in Who Was Who in America, 1897-1942, pg. 977 He had additional degrees from the University of Rochester, 1912, Univ. of Richmond, 1913, Amherst, 1931, St. Lawrence University, 1934, New York Univ., 1923, Columbia Univ., 1929. He was the author of The Education of Shakespeare, The Education of Chaucer, etc. He was a publisher, member of Ginn and Co., 1882-1936. Parents: Calvin Gay Plimpton and Priscilla Guild Lewis.
Spouse: Fanny "Anne" Hastings. Fanny "Anne" Hastings and George Arthur Plimpton were married on 10 November 1917 in New York, New York Co., NY. Children were: Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton, Emily Plimpton.
George Hastings Plimpton was born on 10 March 1948. He died on 28 May 1948. Parents: Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton and Ruth Talbot.
Thomas Talbot Plimpton (private). Parents: Dr. Calvin Hastings Plimpton and Ruth Talbot.
Cynthia Conant Plumb (private).
Roxana Plummer was born on 9 July 1799. She died on 9 July 1820.
James Poindexter (private).
Spouse: Elizabeth "Betty" Ware.
Andrew Paul Poling (private). Parents: David Poling and Ann Katherine Reid.
Charles Cupp Poling (private). Parents: David Poling and Ann Katherine Reid.
David Poling (private). Parents: Paul Newton Poling and Olive .
John David Poling (private). Parents: David Poling and Ann Katherine Reid.
Lesley Ann Poling (private). Parents: David Poling and Ann Katherine Reid.
Paul Newton Poling (private).
Charlotte Boehm Pollnow (private). Parents: Francis Dean Pollnow and Elizabeth Parshall Bradbury.
Francis Dean Pollnow (private).
Parshall Holloway Pollnow (private). Parents: Francis Dean Pollnow and Elizabeth Parshall Bradbury.
Martha Pomeroy (private).
Hanna Pomroy (private).
Clay Pope (private).
Spouse: Nellie Radine Pease.
Dr. Gustavus William Pope (private).
Harriet Bissell Pope3 was born on 7 March 1857. Parents: Willard Smith Pope and Harriet Louisa Bissell.
Julia Pope3 was born on 6 November 1869. Parents: Willard Smith Pope and Julia Ann Bissell.
Mary Hayes Pope3 was born in 1863. She died in 1863. Parents: Willard Smith Pope and Julia Ann Bissell.
Pauline Pope3 was born on 13 September 1864. Parents: Willard Smith Pope and Julia Ann Bissell.
Willard Pope3 was born on 10 January 1867. Parents: Willard Smith Pope and Julia Ann Bissell.
Willard Smith Pope3 was born on 16 January 1832 in Rome, Onieda Co., NY. He lived in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.3 Parents: Dr. Gustavus William Pope and Mary Ann Ransom.
Spouse: Martha Elizabeth Bissell.
John Michael Popick (private).
Spouse: Linda Kay Cox.
Mary Porter (private).