Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Male 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 Male 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 male 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):


FATHER:

2.  Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) - 72 years

GRANDFATHERS:

4.  Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) - 66 years
6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) - 85 years

GREAT-GRANDFATHERS:

8.  Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) - 70 years
10.  Thomas Richmond (1748-1917) - 69 years
12.  Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) - 93 years
14.  Charles Auble (1849-1916) - 67 years

2nd GREAT-GRANDFATHERS:

16.  Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) - 78 years
18.  Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) - 68 years
20.  James Richman (1821-1912) - 89 years
22.  Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) - 61 years
24.  David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902) - 74 years
26.  Devier James Smith (1839-1894) - 55 years
28.  David Auble (1817-1894) - 77 years
30.  James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902) - 71 years

3rd GREAT-GRANDFATHERS:

32.  Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) - 34 years
34.  Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840) - 38 years
36.  Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857) - 74 years
38.  Thomas J. Newton (ca 1795 - ca 1840??) - ca 45 years
40.  John Richman (1788-1867) - 79 years
42.  John Rich (1790-1868) - 78 years
44.  Jonathan White (1805-1850) - 45 years
46.  Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872) - 82 years
48.  Henry Carringer (1800-1879) - 79 years
50.  Daniel Spangler (1781-1851) - 70 years
52.  unknown
54.  Samuel Vaux (1816-1880) - 64 years
56.  John Auble (1780-1831) - 51 years
58.  William Knapp (1775-1856) - 81 years
60.  Abraham Kemp (1795- ca 1861) - ca 66 years
62.  Alexander Sovereen (1814-1907) - 93 years

So in those five generations, the longest lived was probably Alexander Sovereen (1814-1907) of Norfolk County, Ontario, at 93 years.  The shortest lived was Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) of Massachusetts, at 34 years.

The average for these 30 males is about 68.5 years.  The generation averages and age ranges are:

*  Generation 1 (father) - 72 years
*  Generation 2 (grandfathers) - 75 years (range 66 to 85)
*  Generation 3 (great-grandfathers) - 75 years (range 67 to 93)
*  Generation 4 (2nd great-grandfathers) - 72 years (range 55 to 89)
*  Generation 5 (3rd great-grandfathers) - 65 years (range 34 to 93)

This was not much different from the females in the five generations we did last week.

As a male aged 72 at present, it appears that I have exceeded the five-generation average already.   I am older now than my father was at death.  Just lucky, I think.  Only 13 of these 30 male ancestors lived longer than I have.  I feel mortal when I do these types of analyses.

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14 comments:

Diane said...

Hi Randy....thank you so much for doing this. I have recently started a blog on my family history and genealogy research journey. Here is my post on my male ancestors.

https://genea-origins.blogspot.com/2016/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-male.html

Wendy Callahan said...

Here is mine. Now I am quite intrigued about the cause of death for a male ancestor who was only 46. Time to look it up!

http://www.newenglandgenealogy.net/2016/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-male.html

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

Here is my post for this week http://skeezicks1957.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-how-long-do-men-in-my-ancestry-live.html

Lois Willis said...

Here is my post for this week. http://loiswillis.com/2016/08/07/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-male-ancestors-age-at-death/

I don't think I included my link last week - this was last week's post, for the females
http://loiswillis.com/2016/07/31/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-female-ancestors-age-at-death/

The Down East Genealogist said...

Hi, Randy, thanks for challenge! My post is at http://pinetreesandpedigrees.blogspot.com/2016/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-male.html. My male ancestors averaged about 68 years, with a range of 33-91 (compared to about 73 for the females, range almost identical at 32-92).

Kathy
The Down East Genealogist

Shirley Ann Rankin said...

Grandfather
1.Lester Rankin, age 61
Great-grandfather
2. Sanford Rankin, age 69
3. August Klump, age 48

2nd Gr-Grandfather
4. Samuel Rankin, age 81
5. Blueford Daniel, age 83
6. Ferdinand Klump, age 83
7. Joel Thorpe, age 56

3rd Gr-Grandfather
8. Samuel Rankin, age 42
9. William Kline, age 33
10. Peter Daniel, age 79
11. Harris Davis, age 79
12. Anthony Klump, age 73
13. Phillip Doerr, age 39
14. Lewis Thorpe, age 61
15. John Basil Manning, age 33

4th Gr-Grandfather
16. ?
17. Samuel Richardson, age 50
18. Adam J. Kline, age 63
19. Joseph Massey, age 69
20. John Daniel, age 74
21. Tilman Bethel, age 77
22. John Davis, age 70
23. John Woolum, age 79
24. Anton Klump, age 61
25. Joseph Doll, unknown
26. Andrew Doerr, age 50
27. James Michael, age 64
28. Joel Thorpe, age 43
29. James Phillips, age 64
30. Mark Manning, age 62
31. Bernard Horrell, age 77

5th Gr-Grandfather
32. ?
33. Enoch Richardson, age 65
34. Adam Joseph Kline, age 63
35. Jospeh Mossey, age 74
36. John Daniel, age 74
37. Tilman Bethel, age 77
38. John Davis, age 70
39. John Woolum, age 79
40. Anton Klump, age 63
41. Joseph Doll, ?
42. James Michael, age 64
43. Joel Thorpe, age 43
44. James Phillips, age 64
45. Mark Manning, age 62
46. Barney Horrell, age 77

Lisa Gorrell said...

Here is mine. My male ancestors did not live as long as my female. Not a surprise there. http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2016/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-male.html

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

I visited everyone's page and read their posts and left comments. I didn't want to not comment on Shirley Ann's post above too. I wonder if you (Shirley Ann) are related to the Reverend Rankin that was an abolitionist in Southern Ohio? I have been wanted to visit his historical home which is an hour away from where I live. He lived on the Ohio side of the Ohio river and hid the slaves as they crossed the river on the Underground RailRoad. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rankin_House_(Ripley,_Ohio)

Elizabeth said...

Randy, it is interesting that so many of your ancestors lived into their 70's and 80's at a time when "every one died young". I have the same phenomenon.

Bill West said...

Here's my post. Longest lived was 93. Shortest was 33 and died from consumption.

http://westinnewengland.blogspot.com/2016/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-male.html

Nancy Ward Remling said...

Here's my version:

https://remlinggenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/saturday-challenge-oldest-and-youngest.html

Dave Robison said...

Dave Robison’s Male Ancestors’ “Age at Death”:

Father Henry Dunn Robison 78

Paternal Grandfather Cecil Lee Robison 61
Maternal Grandfather Clement Alexis Dickson 67

Paternal Great Grandfather Erskin Coleman Robison 63
Paternal Great Grandfather Henry Wright Dunn 45 (Car/Train Collision)
Maternal Great Grandfather Daniel Alexander Dickson 72
Maternal Great Grandfather Edward Harmon Bassett 83

Paternal 2nd Great Grandfather Samuel Coleman Robison 64
Paternal 2nd Great Grandfather James Pinkney Peace 74
Paternal 2nd Great Grandfather William Ira Dunn 72
Paternal 2nd Great Grandfather Samuel Joseph Robertson 73
Maternal 2nd Great Grandfather James Dickson/Dixon 75
Maternal 2nd Great Grandfather James Meagher Jr 72
Maternal 2nd Great Grandfather Ralph Harmon Bassett 37 (Diphtheria epidemic)
Maternal 2nd Great Grandfather Joseph Baber Tuggey Sr 76

Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather Green Coleman Robinson 61
Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather James Thomas Hardin 21 (Confederate POW Camp)
Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather William Joshua Butcher Peace 66
Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather James M B Temple Unknown
Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather William T Dunn 63
Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather John Wright Sr 63
Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather Sampson Robertson 54
Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather Elza Richard Donaldson 72
Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather Unknown Unknown
Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather Unknown Unknown
Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather James Meagher Sr Unknown
Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather Alexander Donnelly Possibly 30
Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather Ephraim Lane Bassett 88
Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather Nelson Blodgett 77
Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather Thomas Tuggey 72
Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather Alfred Bailey 79

Average Excl unknown 65.1
Average Excl war, epidemic, accident 68.9


D. Taylor said...

I did mine also. I was amazed at how many glaring holes I have in my tree.

http://blog.dtaylorgenealogy.com/2016/08/my-male-ancestors-birth-death-and-age.html

Don Taylor

Janice Sellers said...

Coming in a little late, but I had to do this exercise so I would have both my female and male ancestors:

http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.com/2016/08/saturday-night-delayed-genealogy-fun.html