Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Female Ancestors Age at Death

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) 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 is mine:

Mother:
Edith Jean (Marr) Whimpey (1922-1990) – 67 years

Grandmothers:
5.  Ivy May (Harley) Whimpey (1890-1959) – 68 years
7.  Edith Meriden (Docwra) Marr (1904-1948) – 44 years.

Great-Grandmothers:
9.  Sarah Jane (Sharp) Whimpey (1853-1906) – 53 years
11. Henrietta Louisa (Russell) Harley (1865-1949) – 83 years
13.  Mary (Reeves) Marr (1864-1951) – 86 years
15.  Emily Alice (Oliver) Docwra (1877-1925) – 48 years

2nd Great-Grandmothers:
17.  Margaret (Price) Whimpey (1815-1901) – 86 years
19.  Jane Elizabeth (Oldroyd) Sharp (1828-1902) – 74 years
21.  Euphemia (Dandie) Harley (1824-1902) – 78 years
23.  Maria Louisa (Doyle) Russell (1847-1925) – 78 years
25.  Martha (Richardson) Marr (1827-1882) – 55 years
27.  Mary (Gill) Reeves (1829-1903) – 74 years
29.  Mary (Scott) Docwra (1830-1885) – 55 years
31.  Elizabeth Ann (Ball) Oliver (1856-1909) – 52 years

3rd Great-Grandmothers:
33.  Elizabeth (Clement) Whimpey (1792-1860) – 68 years
35.  I don’t have any information about Margaret Price’s mother
37.  Sarah Rose (Crossley) Sharp (1804-1868) – 64 years
39.  Elizabeth (Sidebottom) Oldroyd (1796-1878) – 82 years
41.. Agnes (Moncur) Harley (1793-1850) – 56 years
43.  Catherine (Hardie) Dandie (1799-1867) – 68 years
45.  Susan (Greene) Russell (1819-1884) – 65 years
47.  Catherine (Mills) Doyle (1818-1899) – 81 years
49.  Agnes (Philp) Marr (1791-1864) – 73 years
51.  Margaret (Nicol) Richardson (1791-1846) – 55 years
53.  Maria (Crook) Reeves (1807-1870) – 63 years
55.  Mary (Scott) Gill (1792-1872) – 80 years
57.  Jane Docwra (1800-1840) – 40 years
59.  Mary (Muncy) Scott (1806-1836) – 30 years
61.  Susannah (Campkin) Oliver (1827-1880) – 52 years
63.  Ann (Slawson) Ball (1836-1878) – 41 years

So in those five generations, the longest lived were Mary (Reeves) Marr and Margaret (Price) Whimpey, at 86 years.  Mary was the longest lived of the two, at 86 years 11 months and 8 days.  The shortest lived was Mary (Muncy) Scott at 30 years.

The average for the 30 females I have information for is 64 years.  The generation averages and age ranges are:

*  Generation 1 (mother) – 67 years
*  Generation 2 (grandmothers) – 56 years (range 44 to 68)
*  Generation 3 (great-grandmothers) – 67 years (range 48 to 86)
*  Generation 4 (2nd great-grandmothers) – 69 years (range 52 to 86)
*  Generation 5 (3rd great-grandmothers) – 61 years (range 30 to 82)

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