LAWRENCE W. PLATT, who is engaged in a real estate, loan and insurance business at New Castle, with convenient
offices in the Patterson Block, on Washington Street, was born in this city February 8, 1874, and is a son of William
and Sarah (Lawrence) Platt. The late William Platt was a well known citizen of New Castle, where he was engaged
in a grocery business for a number of years, being located on South Mercer Street.
Lawrence W. Platt obtained his education in the public schools of New Castle and at Clark's Business College. His
first employment was as a clerk in a local shoe store, where he gained some business training. In 1898 he embarked
in his present business, securing an office in the First National Bank Building, where he continued until 1904,
when he took possession of his present quarters. In enterprise and energy, he is a typical American and stands
deservedly high among business men at New Castle. Mr. Platt married Miss Ethel M. Meadville. He is a member of
the Odd Fellows and of the Knights of Pythias.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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