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Platte De Alton Lyman

20 August 1848–13 November 1901

Born 20 August 1848 in Fort Laramie (later part of Wyoming). Son of Amasa Lyman and Eliza Partridge. Married Adelia Robison on 18 May 1867; nine children. Participated in plural marriage. Set apart as president of British Mission, 4 November 1898. Returned from mission, 24 June 1901. Died 13 November 1901 in Bluff, San Juan County, Utah.[1]


[1] Platte De A. Lyman entry, no. 820, Missionary Department, Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, Book C, 85, Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City; Francis M. Lyman, Genealogy of the Lyman Family in Utah Territory, 1876–1916, 52, 59, CHL; “Lyman, Platte De Alton,” in Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, vol. 3 (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1920), 153–154.