Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Lifespans of Your 2nd Great Grandparents

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:


1)  We each have 16 great-great grandparents.  How did their birth and death years vary?  How long were their lifespans?  


2)  For this week, please list your 16 great-great grandparents, their birth year, their death year, and their lifespan in years.  You can do it in plain text, in a table or spreadsheet, or in a graph of some sort.

3)  Share your information about your 16 great-great grandparents with us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook or Google+.  If you write your own blog post, please leave a link as a comment to this post.

Here's mine:

My 16 great-great-grandparents are, by ahnentafel number:

16.  Isaac Seaver (1823-1901), 78 years
17.  Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884), 56 years
18.  Edward Hildreth (1831-1899), 68 years
19.  Sophia Newton (1834-1923), 89 years
20.  James Richman (1821-1912), 91 years
21.  Hannah Rich (1824-1911), 87 years
22.  Henry Arnold White (1824-1885), 61 years
23.  Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1865), 39 years

24.  David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902), 74 years
25.  Rebecca Spangler (1832-1901), 69 years
26.  Devier James Lamphier Smith (1839-1894), 55 years
27.  Abigail A. Vaux (1844-1931), 87 years
28.  David Auble (1817-1894), 77 years
29.  Sarah G. Knapp (1818-after 1900), at least 82 years
30.  James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902), 71 years
31.  Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874), 34 years

The average birth year for these 16 great-greats is 1829, with a range from 1817 to 1844.

The average death year is 1899, with a range from 1865 to 1931.

So the average lifespan is about 70 years for my 16 great-great-grandparents, with a range of 34 to 91 years.  Males average a lifespan of 72 years, and females average lifespan is 68 years.


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27 comments:

Dana Leeds said...

Randy, I LOVED this SNGF challenge! My average was a little younger than yours at 68. That seems so YOUNG! I'm looking forward to seeing what others statistics show. Here's my post: http://theenthusiasticgenealogist.blogspot.com/2016/04/sngf-lifespans-of-my-2nd-great.html

(Oh, and is it OK to use your "clipart"? If not, I'll remove it.)

Donna Peterson said...

Hi Randy, thanks for more SNGF! I did mine at http://hangingwithdonna.blogspot.com/. I didn't do the statistics but I did find out where my "holes" are. Thanks!
Donna

Kathleen said...

That was fun, thanks Randy! Like Donna, I can see a few holes I need to work on.

http://www.moore-mays.org/blog/2016/04/sngf-my-2nd-great-grandparents/

Life Goes On said...
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Life Goes On said...

http://myfamilyrootsrundeep.blogspot.com/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-life-spans.html

I enjoyed looking at the life spans of my 15 great great grandparents. I am missing one set still and will be a challenge to find those 2 ancestors for sure.

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Here are my stats: http://yvonnesgenealogyblog.blogspot.ca/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-lifespans.html

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Great fun, for sure. Here are mine:
http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-great.html

Leah Smith said...

Here is my entry. This was fun!
Lifespan of my second great grandparents
https://plus.google.com/116943902358960874788/posts/AM5HANGHpSP

Shirley Ann Rankin said...

My 16 gr-grandparents:

16. Samuel Rankin (1832-1910),78 yrs.
17. Ellen Kline (1844-1882), 38 yrs.
18. Blueford Daniel (1847-1930), 83 yrs.
19. Sophia Davis (1850-1940), 90 yrs.
20. Ferdinand Klump (1842-1928), 76 yrs.
21. Christina Doerr (1846-1926), 80 yrs.
22. Joel C. Thorpe (1849-1905), 56 yrs.
23. Margaret Manning (1851-1916), 65 yrs.

24. Richard Dillon, (1837-1893), 56 yrs.
25. Bridget Gilroy, (1845-1912), 67 yrs.
26. James H. Kemp, (1844-1894), 50 yrs.
27. Elizabeth Rowe, (1855-1903), 46 yrs.
28. John Williams, (1847-1934), 87 yrs.
29. Mary Richards, (1848-1909), 61 yrs.
30. William Jones, (1846-1908), 62 yrs.
31. Elizabeth Richards, (1846-1917), 71 yrs.

Average birth year: 1845, with a range from 1832-1855.
Average death year: 1912, with a range from 1882-1940.

Average life span is 67 yrs., with a range from 38-90. Males average lifespan is 69 years. and females average lifespan is 65 years.

Mel said...

Thanks for another interesting challenge! Here's my post, Randy:
http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2016/04/sngf-lifespans-of-my-2nd-great-grandparents/

Janice Sellers said...

This was definitely interesting! I already knew about the gaps I discovered while doing this.

http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.com/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-lifespans.html

Lois Willis said...

Here's mine
http://loiswillis.com/2016/05/01/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-lifespans-of-your-2nd-great-grandparents

Bill West said...

Here's mine. Dad's side of the family had longer lifespans. A lot longer.

http://westinnewengland.blogspot.com/2016/05/saturday-night-genealogy-funmy-2x-great.html

Anne Young said...

I enjoy these challenges to review the family tree in a new way. Here is my response
http://ayfamilyhistory.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/lifespans-of-2nd-great-grandparents.html

Regards
Anne
Australia

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

I did something similar a little while ago:
https://cassmob.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/health-inheritance/


Pam Carter said...

I liked this a lot. Here is my contribution.
http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2016/05/2x-great-grandparents-lifespan-saturday.html

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here are my stats: http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2016/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-lifespans-of-2x-great-grandparents/

Thank you for another fun activity.

mottgene said...

I need to work a lot more on my Irish ancestors:

Cornelius Mott 1806 1862 56
Lovina King 1811 1885 74

Zeb Bombard 1831 1907 76
Julia LaFlesh 1834 1926 92

William Folan
Sarah Clancy 1817

Thomas Curran 1815 1863 48
Mary Flaherty 1821 1886 65

Robert Albin 1801 1870 69
Elizabeth Carter 1802 1855 53

James Allison 1793 1859 66
Mary Chapman 1816 1876 60

Richard Tyrrell 1789 1865 76
Anne (I think)

Edmond O'Donnell unknown unknown
Unknown Unknown unknown unknown

Gwen Pryor said...

Randy this was a cool challenge! The birth years range from 1797-1829 and the death years range from 1846-1898. The life spans range from 37-87 with the average age being 59. The youngest died at age 28 (female) and the oldest lived to age 87 (male). I found it interesting that no one lived into their 90s. Only 3 made it into their 80s (1 female, 2 males). One (female) made it to the 70s. Four made it to their 60s. Three were in their 50s; three in their 40s; one in her 30s; and one in her 20s.

Lynn David said...

My 16 great-great-grandparents are, by ahnentafel number:

16. Bernhard Heinrich REMME (1800-1873), 73 years
17. Maria Engel HACKMANN (1799-1861), 62 years
18. Aldrich 'Oldig' OLDIGES (1805-1870), 65 years
19. Regina BRAKE (1809-1865), 56 years
20. Michael KRUEGER (1828-xxxx), unknown
21. Anna RZEZINSKA (1829-xxxx), unknown
22. François MOUGIN (1813-1869), 58 years
23. Catherine BECHETER (1816-1891), 75 years

24. Michel ROSMAN (1806-1890), 84 years
25. Marie Monique BAILLEUX (1811-1890), 79 years
26. Camille Eugène (Auguste) Oswald ENGLEBERT de BUISSERET (1822-1873), 51 years
27. Marie Catherine Josèphe BOULANGER (1829-1903), 82 years
28. Landolin WETZEL (1824-1867), 43 years
29. Marianna ERBSLAND (1827-1902), 74 years
30. August Joseph IMHOFF (1829-1912), 82 years
31. Marie Delphine 'Adele' SALLOT (1832-1880), 48 years

Unfortunately, I do not know the death dates of my ancestors from Poland. Half of these families were immigrant families and they all died in or near Knox County, Indiana. Those which were not immigrants were: REMME-HACKMANN (Hollage, Niedersachsen, Germany, son took the name of the farm - RECKER), OLDIGES-BRAKE (Esterwegen, Niedersachsen, Germany), KRUEGER-RZEZINSKA (Biala, Wielkopolski, Poland), and ROSMAN-BAILLEUX (Meix-le-Tige, Luxembourg, Belgium).

The average birth year for these 16 great-greats grandparents is 1817, with a range from 1799 to 1832.

The average death year for the known 14 great-great grandparents is 1882, with a range from 1861 to 1912.

So the average lifespan is about 65 years for my 14 known great-great-grandparents, with a range of 43 to 84 years. Males averaged a lifespan of 65 years, and females averaged a lifespan is 68 years.

Sara Byron said...

This sucked up my Saturday Night! Here's my post: http://sarabyron.blogspot.com/

I haven't looked at all the others, but I did not notice many 100+ GGG's. But we had two. One each for me and my husband.

Elizabeth Handler said...

Thanks for the fun (though I'm a little late for Saturday night). See From Maine to Kentucky-Lifespans of My 2x Great Grandparents.

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

I know I have a lot of work to do (I am a really recent convert). Here is what I have thus far:
John Bissell Tyler 1800-1851 51 years
Minerva Mallory 1819-1845 46 years
Hiram Noble 1817-1863 46 years
Lucinda House 1815-1865 50 years
George Hale 1843 -- ??
Martha Hargrove: 1843??
Elijah Watrous Smith 1803 – 1885 83
Louisa Jane Smith 1823-1906 82 years
Edward Cox 1833 - ??
Ann Owen 1834
Thomas Harris 1852 - ??
Catherine Cavanaugh 1852-1931 79
Samuel Moodie 1847
Eleanor Hawthorne 1848
William White 1849 – 1905 56
Catherine Bleiel 1845 – 1926 81

The oldest was born in 1800; the youngest in 1852. The death date is unknown for several but the oldest seems to have reached 81 and the youngest 46 years.

Lisa Gorrell said...

Wow, lots of people participated this week! Here's mine:
http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2016/05/saturday-sunday-afternoon-night.html

Nancy Remling said...

I'm a little late this week, but here is mine:

http://remlinggenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/age-span-of-great-great-grandparents.html

I'm amazed to see how close the average ages were between male and female at 72.5 and 72.85

Diane Gould Hall said...

I'm also a little late this week, but couldn't resist doing this. So here is my blog post: http://www.michiganfamilytrails.com/2016/05/lifespans-of-my-2nd-great-grandparents.html

The youngest died at 48 and the oldest lived to 91 years. Quite a difference.

Brian G. Mason said...

I found this challenge on "My Maine Ancestry" and thought it would be fun to do. I'm listing my kids' great-great grandparents since I am concentrating on their ancestors. Here are my results:

Brii-anna and Winter’s Great-great grandparents
years
Name Birth Death Lifespan
Thomas Francis Mason Oct 11, 1850 May 8, 1916 66
Harriet E. Dennis Dec 26, 1858 Jan 20, 1939 80
Francis Henry Goodson Jul 4, 1847 Dec 21, 1899 53
Sarah Ann Stuckey Mar 14, 1853 Oct 30, 1933 81

John William Gillis Feb 27, 1834 Apr 14, 1911 77
Mary Margaret Buchanan Jun 23, 1832 Jan 6, 1910 78 ← First born
Conrad Hansson Evje Oct 28, 1856 Dec 31, 1947 91 ← Last to die Lived longest
Caroline Regina Langhus Sep 1, 1866 Feb 14, 1938 72 ← Most recent birth

Elias Levi Campbell 1840 1892 52 ← First to die
Marietta Redmon Apr 24, 1859 1915 46
John Starnes Wellborn Feb 18, 1855 Mar 26, 1913 58
Carrie Lee Vance Sep 29, 1858 1893 35 ← shortest lifespan

Walter Jones Lacy Oct 24, 1843 Nov 19, 1910 67
Bertha Powers LaPore 1860 1903 43
Frank Adam Butler May 9, 1852 1903 51
Anna Teresa Becker Mar 9, 1864 unknown ?

One died in their 30’s
2 died in their 40’s
4 died in their 50’s
2 died in their 60’s
3 died in their 70’s
2 died in their 80’s
1 died in their 90’s