Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week, the mission was:
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.
|Name of ancestor||Birth year||Death year||Age at death|
|Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd||1828||1902||74|
|Thomas Henry Russell||1844||1892||48|
|Maria Louisa Doyle||1847||1925||78|
|William John Reeves||1828||1888||60|
|Elizabeth Ann Ball||1856||1909||52|
The average death year is 1900, with a range from 1882 to 1930.
So the average lifespan is about 70 years for my 16 great-great-grandparents, with a range from 48 to 86 years.
Males average a lifespan of 71 years, and females average lifespan is 69 years.
Comparison of Birth and death years