WALTER S. PLATT, editor of The Indicator, Fremont, was born in Mansfield, Ohio, July 24, 1846. His parents, Thomas and Ann Platt, were natives of New Jersey. He left home at 14 years of age, proceeded to Angola, Ind., and remained a little over a year, learning the printer's trade. He then enlisted in the 9th Ohio Cavalry and served about 18 months. After his return he went to Kendallville, Ind., where he remained about five years in a printing office. In 1870 he came to Pentwater, Mich., where he resided two and a half years, and was afterward editor of the Pentwater Times about nine months. He then came to Fremont, this county, and in the spring of 1874 established The Indicator, which he still edits.
He was married at Kendallville, Ind., April 25, 1868, to Laura A. Bates, a native of Indiana, and they have two children, Jennie and Pauline. Mr. Platt was appointed Postmaster of Fremont in 1875, and held the office about eight years, when he resigned. He is a member of the Masonic Order, and is Adjutant of Henry Dobson Post, 182, Grand Army of the Republic. Politically, he is a radical Republican.