Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Lifespans of your 2nd Great Grandparents

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.

Here’s mine:

Name of ancestor Birth year Death year Age at death
Joseph Whimpey 1819 1902 82
Margaret Price 1815 1901 86
Henry Sharp 1826 1892 66
Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd 1828 1902 74
Robert Harley 1817 1891 74
Euphemia Dandie 1824 1902 78
Thomas Henry Russell 1844 1892 48
Maria Louisa Doyle 1847 1925 78
James Marr 1827 1899 72
Martha Richardson 1827 1882 55
William John Reeves 1828 1888 60
Mary Gill 1829 1903 74
Alfred Docwra 1824 1903 78
Mary Scott 1830 1885 55
George Oliver 1846 1930 83
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.birth death comparison
Comparison of Birth and death yearsAge at death

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