Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Female Ancestors Age at Death

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

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



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1) Review your Pedigree Chart (either on paper or in your genealogy management software program) and determine the age at death of your female ancestors back at least five generations (and more if you want to).


2)  Tell us the lifespan years for each of these ancestors.  Which of your female ancestors in this group lived the longest?  Which lived the shortest?  

3)  Share your results in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook or Google+.

Here's mine (I'm going to use ahnentafel numbers here):

Mother:
3.  Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver (1919-2002) - 82 years

Grandmothers:
5.  Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (1882-1962) - 80 years
7.  Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) - 78 years.

Great-Grandmothers:
9.  Hattie Louisa (Hildreth) Seaver (1857-1920) - 63 years
11. Julia E. (White) Richmond (1848-1913) - 65 years
13.  Abbey Ardella (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944) - 82 years
15.  Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952) - 84 years

2nd Great-Grandmothers:
17.  Lucretia Townsend (Smith) Seaver (1828-1884) - 56 years
19.  Sophia (Newton) Hildreth (1834-1923) - 89 years
21.  Hannah (Rich) Richmond (1824-1911) - 85 years
23.  Amy Frances (Oatley) White (1826-1864) - 38 years
25.  Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer (1831-1901) - 70 years
27.  Abigail A. (Vaux) Smith (1844-1931) - 87 years
29.  Sarah G. (Knapp) Auble (1818-after 1900) - over 82 years
31.  Mary Jane (Sovereen) Kemp (1840-1874) - 34 years

3rd Great-Grandmothers:
33.  Abigail (Gates) (Seaver) Seaver (1797-1870) - 73 years
35.  Elizabeth Horton (Dill) Smith (1791-1869) - 78 years
37.  Hannah (Sawtell) Hildreth (1789-1857) - 68 years
39.  Sophia (Buck) (Brigham) (Newton) Stone (1797-1882) - 85 years
41..  Ann (Marshman) Richman (1784-1856) - 72 years
43.  Rebecca (Hill) Rich (1790-1862) - 72 years
45.  Miranda (Wade) White (1804-1850) - 46 years
47.  Amy (Champlin) Oatley (1798-1865) - 67 years
49.  Sarah (Feather) Carringer (1804-1848) - 44 years
51.  Elizabeth (King) Spangler (1796-1863) - 67 years
53.  Mary (Bell) Smith (1805-1865) - 60 years
55.  Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux (1815-1883) - 68 years
57.  Anna (Row) Auble (1787-1863) - 76 years
59.  Sarah (Cutter) Knapp (1785-1878) - 93 years
61.  Sarah Sephrona (Fletcher) Kemp (1802-before 1861) - less than 59 years
63.  Elizabeth (Putman) Sovereen (1818-1895) - 78 years

So in those five generations, the longest lived was probably Sarah (Cutter) Knapp, wife of William Knapp, of New Jersey, at 93 years.  The shortest lived was Mary Jane (Sovereen) Kemp, wife of Abraham James Kemp of Ontario, at 34 years.

The average for these 31 females is about 70 years.  The generation averages and age ranges are:

*  Generation 1 (mother) - 82 years
*  Generation 2 (grandmothers) - 79 years (range 78 to 80)
*  Generation 3 (great-grandmothers) - 73 years (range 63 to 84)
*  Generation 4 (2nd great-grandmothers) - 68 years (range 34 to 89)
*  Generation 5 (3rd great-grandmothers) - 69 years (range 44 to 93)

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13 comments:

Donna Peterson said...

Hi Randy, you can find my results at http://hangingwithdonna.blogspot.com/

The Down East Genealogist said...

Mission accepted and accomplished! :-) I don't have ages for five of my third great-grandmothers, but the average age at death for the other 26 female ancestors in these five generations is about 73, with a range of 32-92.

Full details in my blog post at http://pinetreesandpedigrees.blogspot.com/2016/07/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-female.html.

Kathy
The Down East Genealogist

GeneGinny said...

Here you go, Randy. I didn't have ages for 4 of my 3-great-grandmothers, but at least had names for all but one.
http://geneginny.blogspot.com/2016/07/sngf-age-at-death-for-female-ancestors.html

Life Goes On said...

That was interesting My ages run from 29 to 100 years. I do not know some of my ancestors on maternal grandmother. Mine can be found at http://myfamilyrootsrundeep.blogspot.com/2016/07/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-female.html

Janice Sellers said...

This was an interesting exercise, though as usual, I have ancestor envy. Here's my post:

http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.com/2016/07/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-female.html

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

I am late this week because we were out of town yesterday. But here is the link to my post http://skeezicks1957.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-how-long-do-women-in-my-ancestry.html

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

I read the people who participated in the challenge posts and every one did a nice job. I was not able to figure out how to comment on every one's but left comments where I could. It is interesting the generational trends as far as life span for women.

Mel said...

Here is my entry for this challenge http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2016/07/sngf-my-female-ancestors-and-their-age-at-death/

Lisa Gorrell said...

Here is mine:
http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2016/07/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-female.html

Debi Austen said...

Here is mine. http://who-knew-it.blogspot.com/2016/07/sngf-female-ancestors-age-at-death.html

This was a really interesting exercise - thanks!

Lynn David said...

I got through mine and I was thinking I wouldn't post it. Then my hand started cramping, and I thought if I had to go through the cramps, I'm dang sure going to post it.... so here it is:

Mother:
3. Camilla Josephine ROSEMAN (1914-2010) 96 yrs

Grandmothers:
5. Agnes Mary KROEGER (1894-1957) 63 yrs
7. Mary Ann WETZEL (1885-1926) 41 yrs

Great-Grandmothers:
9. Thecla Elizabeth OLDIGES (1846-1919) 73 yrs
11. Marie Catherine MOUGIN (1854-1913) 59 yrs
13. Pauline Cecilia DeBUISSERET (1856-1937) 81 yrs
15. Emma IMHOFF (1864-1942) 78 yrs

2X Great-Grandmothers:
17. Maria Engel HACKMAN (1799-1861) 62 yrs
19. Regina BRAAKE (1809-1865) 56 yrs
21. Anna RZEZINSKA (1829-??) unknown
23. Catherine BECHETER (1816-1891) 75 yrs
25. Marie Monique BAILLEUX (1811-after 1892) 81+ yrs
27. Marie Catherine Josephe BOULANGER (1829-1903) 74 yrs
29. Marianna ERBSLAND (1827-1901) 74 yrs
31. Marie Delphine SALLOT (1832-1880) 68 yrs

3X Great-Grandmothers:
33. Maria REMME unknown
35. Maria Engel Gertrud RUSSWINKEL unknown
37. Margaretha COORS (1777-after 1820) 43+ yrs
39. Maria Louisa LINNEMANN (1769-1847) 78 yrs
41. Unknown
43. Anna STEINKE unknown
45. Barbe Catherine ANCILLON (1779-1860) 81 yrs
47. Anne Marie WILLAUME (1791-1837) 46 yrs
49. Elisabeth CORDIER (1775-1846) 71 yrs
51. Marie Jeanne CLEMENT (??-1844) unknown
53. Jeanne Josephe DEJARDIN (1795-1827) 32 yrs
55. Marie Josephine FLEMAL (1806-after 1871) 65+ yrs
57. Mechthild ZAEHRINGER (??-1850) unknown
59. Gennifer FRIDERICH (??-1860) unknown
61. Marie Josephe CORDONNIER (1804-after 1850) 46+ yrs
63. Jeanne Francoise PERRET (1788-after 1861) 73+ yrs

Dave Liesse said...

No blog of my own, so I'll post here. Too many unknown ages so I won't bother with averages or extremes, but it does look like I come from some pretty hardy stock!

Most of the longer-ago relatives were researched by others, and I haven't yet verified their work (concentrating on the closer-in road blocks) so no guarantees!

Mother:
3. Still Living, so MYOB! :)

Grandmothers:
5. Anna Martha Clara STILLER - 58 (died of cancer)
7. Martha Elizabeth LONG - 87

Great-Grandmothers:
9. Jeanne Antoinette Elvire NOSSENT - 85
11. Bertha WENDT - 73 (end of line)
13. Minna PLAU - 73
15. Frances PULLEN - 60

2x GGM:
17. Sophie MAGIS - unknown (end of line)
19. Josephine Marie RATH - 85
21. Unknown
23. Unknown
25. Mary CARR - 88
27. Augusta ZERWER - 85
29. Martha Jane COBURN - 69
31. Elizabeth ? - 76 or 77 (probably 76, end of line)

3x GGM:
33. Marie Elisabeth Delvaux - unknown
51. Amelia Frazier - unknown
57. Mary Ann WARD - unknown
59. Martha HARDY - 61 or 62 (probably 62)

4x GGM:
65. Marie Catherine PIERRE - unknown
113. Faith KINGHORN - unknown
115. Ann SILVERWOOD - unknown
117. Elizabeth SOUTHWORTH - 44

5x GGM:
129. Philippine Marie Josephe DOCQ - 86
227. Ann ? - unknown
231. Mary GOWLAND of Wistow - unknown
233. Abigail CHILDS - 73 or 74 (probably 73)
235. Elizabeth STODDARD - 72

6x GGM:
257. Marie Anne MARCHAL - 64 or 65 (probably 65)
259. Marie Jeanne MATHY - unknown
465. Sarah DRESSER - unknown

7x GGM:
513. Marie FERRIERE - unknown
929. Bathsheba ? - unknown

8x GGM:
1025. Anne JADEZ - unknown
1857. Elizabeth CONANT - unknown

9x GGM:
2049. Jeanne LEFEBRE - unknown
3713. Mary BISHOP - unknown
3715. Bethea MANSFIELD - unknown

10x GGM:
4097. Catherine LEBAZE - unknown
7425. Hannah ? - unknown

11x GGM:
14849. Frances RABALL - unknkown

12x GGM:
29697. Chrisiana WHITT - unknown

13x GGM:
59393. Margory BRADLEY - unknown

Nancy Ward Remling said...

I finally got a chance to complete mine!

https://remlinggenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/from-randy-seaver-and-his-genea-musings.html