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Platt Stout Raridan

Platt Stout Raridan

Male 1861 - 1955  (94 years)

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  • Name Platt Stout Raridan 
    Born 28 Apr 1861  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1955  California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17667  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2020 

    Father William Asher Raridan,   b. Dec 1826, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Amanda Seahorn,   b. 1830, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Oct 1849  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Catherine Meaney,   b. 14 May 1868, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1930  (Age 61 years) 
     1. Mino Christina Raridan,   b. 3 Mar 1894, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1956, Contra Costa, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F6656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Sent: 12/1/2017 Subject: Proposed Change: Platt Stout Raridan (I17667) Description: Platt's parents were Amanda Seahorn (her parents were Thomas Seahorn and Fanny Prather) and William Asher Raridan. William Asher's parents were Jesse Raridan and Rutha Applegate. The Raridan line goes back to Ireland, and to the 1600s in the USA. The Applegate line goes back to the 1600s in the USA, and to the 1500s in England (JOHN APPLEGATE, b. 1560, Norfolk, Norfolkshire, England.)

      [billhowden@aol.com Sent: Friday, March 18, 2016 To: yatesvilleron@gmail.com Subject: Platt Raridan Hello - I believe Platt was born in 1861. That would comport with his age of 95 in 1955. I'm one of his great grandsons. Platt> Mino> Eileen> Bill Howden]

      Proposed Change: Plak Raridan (I17667) Description: name changes - Plak to Platt Stout Raridan b. apr 28, 1868 d. sep 7, 1955 Mary meaney to Mary Catherine Meany (Family pronunciation may-nee) b. may 14, 1868 d.2:15 am apr 18, 1930 (Good Friday) william c. raridan raridanbnc@msn.com

      1870 United States Federal Census about Platt Rariden Name: Platt Rariden Age in 1870: 9 Birth Year: abt 1861 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1870: Kerton, Fulton, Illinois Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Summum Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age William Rariden 42 Amanda Rariden 40 Mary Rariden 16 Platt Rariden 9 Willie Rariden 6 Melissa Rariden 3

      1910 United States Federal Census about Platt Randan Name: Platt Randan [Platt Raridan] [Plak Riordan] [Plak Raridan] Age in 1910: 49 Birth Year: abt 1861 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1910: Havana Ward 3, Mason, Illinois Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary Randan Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Platt Randan 49 Mary Randan 42 Mino Randan 16 Willie Randan 14 Leo Randan 10 Jessie Randan 8 Paulie Randan 6 Dorthea Randan 4

      1930 United States Federal Census about Platt S Raridan Name: Platt S Raridan [Platt S Rariden] Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1862 Birthplace: Illinois Race: White Home in 1930: Glendale, Los Angeles, California Map of Home: View Map Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Mary Raridan Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's Birthplace: Illinois Occupation: Education: Military service: Rent/home value: Age at first marriage: Parents' birthplace: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Platt S Raridan 68 Mary Raridan 61 Leo J Raridan 30 William J Raridan 33 William B Raridan 2

      1940 United States Federal Census about Raridan Platt Name: Raridan Platt Age: 78 Estimated birth year: abt 1862 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Kentucky Marital Status: Widowed Relation to Head of House: Father Home in 1940: Oakland, Alameda, California Map of Home in 1940: View Map Street: Hanover House Number: 328 Inferred Residence in 1935: Oakland, Alameda, California Residence in 1935: Same House Resident on farm in 1935: No Sheet Number: 10A Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 3rd grade Income Other Sources: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Mino Swan 46 Donald Swan 21 Patricia Swan 17 Lorraine Swan 14 Barbara Swan 10 Mary Howden 22 William Howden 3 Charles Howden 1 Joan C Howden 0 Raridan Platt 78

      Platt Stout Raridan and Mary Meany From the story as written by John Denny Raridan. Platt Stout Raridan was 20 when, early in 1881, a small girl, Mary Meany, age 13 , left her humble home in County Clare Ireland and made the long and dreary steamship voyage to New York City. She was the self reliant daughter of Lot and Mary (Maloney) Meany. Her ship disembarked it's passengers at Castle Garden NY. The old amusement hall and opera house had been converted to an immigration station. Here, little Mary Meany was pinned with an identification tag to inform guides and personnel at railroad stations that her destination was Havana, Illinois and that she should be helped in delivery to the sponsorship of "Aunt" Ellen and "Uncle" Jim McGowan, old family friends who had made a similar journey from County Clare some years earlier. Through her sponsors, Mary Meany met Platt Raridan, farmhand and carpenter, and on June 8, 1884 they were married. (The following insert by Wm. C. Raridan. Uncle Denny purposely made a slight error here, the actual date was July 2 1885. They were united in marriage by Francis Schrieber, Catholic Priest and Pastor of St. Patricks Church. He at 23, she at 17 years of age. The ceremony was witnessed by John Brophy and Miss Melissa Raradin. Platt's father is listed as William A. Raradin, Mother as Amanda Seahorn, Platt signed his name Platt Raridin. On the front of the Marriage license he is listed as Platt Raradin and on the back as Platt Raraden. My father, William J. Raridan recalls he and Uncle Denny discussing the spelling and deciding upon Raridan, and that is how it has been ever since.) For two years Platt and Mary struggled to scrape a living from a small farm on what is now "the sand ridge" in Fulton County, across the Illinois river from Havana. (Havana is at the confluence of the Illinois and the Spoon rivers.) They then made a second try at farming, this time on "bottom" land adjacent to the river, an area subject to floodong whenever the river rose a foot with the melting snows. Their inability to cope with such discouraging circumstances were quickly evident, so they moved back into the town of Havana where carpentry and odd jobs could provide subsistence for a growing family. Two of Mary's brothers, Patrick and John Meany, and a sister, Anna, followed her from Ireland and by 1896, were comfortably established in Columbus Ohio. They thought things might improve for the Raridan family if parents and five children joined them in Columbus. It was a year of political excitement for Ohio. The retiring Governor, William McKinley, and Nebraska's William Jennings Bryan were respectively the Republican and Democratic candidates for President. Concurrent with the opening of this stirring campaign, when the dust had settled from the nominating conventions, a sixth child, William J. Raridan, was born to Platt and Mary on July 27, 1896. McKinley's victory Nov. 3, 1896 had nothing to do with the family's return to Illinois but homesickness did, and by the time McKinley held office for eight months, the Raridan's were back in Havana -- Thanksgiving Day of 1897. Mary's brother Patrick soon thereafter went to California, became a silk importer, traveling to and from Japan, later retired to a ranch in Wyoming and there death came to him. Mary's brother John managed a brief course in Law at a small college in Valparaiso Indiana and then went to Houston Texas practising as an attorney until his death. Her sister Anna moved to Wyoming, married a successful rancher named McKenzie, had several children and there died. Other brothers and sisters continued to live in Ireland, as did more distant relatives. Death came to Mary at age 62 in Los Angeles, April 18, 1930 while temporarily living with her son Leo. Death came to Platt at age 94 on Sept 7, 1955 in Oakland CA. Both rest in Holy Sepulcher Cemetary, near Hayward CA. prattdl1960 prattdl1960 originally shared this 28 Feb 2009

      Grandpa Raridan (Platt Stout Raridan) My memories of Grandpa Raridan are meager but I do remember when I was in college and he was into his 90's that I visited he and Aunt Dot in Glendale CA. He told me of his early days fishing in the Illinois river as a commercial fisherman and about building boats. How they steamed the wood to bend it to the shape needed for the boat. Dad tells of how Grandpa would rent some bottom land every year and grow a large vegetable garden for the family. Dad said that when Grandmother died, (before I was born), that grandpa went to bed and stayed there for a year expecting to die. When he didn't, and with the urging of Aunt Dot and Aunt Mino he got up and started his daily routine of walking around the park near Aunt Mino's in Oakland, which he continued, as far as I know, into his 90's. Dad also tells that as a very young boy, he asked Grandpa to spell our name and got this answer,"are ray a rye a den" or R A R I D E N, and repeated it the same way whenever asked. This is the way Dad spelled the name as an early newspaper writer until he and Uncle Denny got into a discussion about it. John "Denny" was spelling the name R A R I D A N and being the older brother prevailed and Dad there after used the R A R I D A N spelling. Early records show both spellings sometimes on the same document. wmcraridan wmcraridan originally shared this 10 Jan 2008