Lydia Platz

21 March 1909–14 December 1994 (Age 85)
Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Platz was born on 21 March 1909, in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, her father, Daniel Platz, was 37 and her mother, Julianna Bringer, was 24. She married Rudolph Miller on 18 July 1925. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916 and Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. She died on 14 December 1994, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Rudolph Miller
Lydia Platz
Marriage: 18 July 1925
Reinholdt Jacob Miller
Gilbert Miller
Alford Miller
Wilford Miller

Spouse and Children

18 July 1925


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (1)


Age 73

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the main (market) square of a town or village, from (respectively) Middle High German plaz, German Platz ‘town square’. As a Jewish name it may also be one of the names randomly selected by government officials when surnames were made compulsory. In Tyrol, where many farms are called Platz(l), the name refers to an opening or suitable site for a dwelling.2 German: metonymic occupational name from platz, plotz ‘wedge for splitting stone’, or a nickname for a big, heavy man, from the same word in a transferred sense.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Platz in household of Daneal Platz, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Lyddia Platz in household of Daniel Platz, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Lydia Platz in household of Daniel Platz, "Canada Census, 1911"

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