Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Male 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 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 are mine:

FATHER:


2.  Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009) – 86 years

GRANDFATHERS:


4.  John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960) – 76 years
6.  Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955) – 62 years

GREAT-GRANDFATHERS:


8.  Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919) –  71 years
10.  Alexander Alexander Harley (1866-1939) – 72 years
12.  Henry Palmer Marr (1859-1944) –  84 years
14.  Harry Docwra (1866-1934) – 68 years

2nd GREAT-GRANDFATHERS:


16.  Joseph Whimpey (1819-1902) – 82 years
18.  Henry Sharp (1826-1892) – 65 years
20.  Robert Harley (1817-1891) – 74 years
22.  Thomas Henry Russell (1844-1892) – 48 years
24.  James Marr (1827-1899) – 72 years
26.  William John Reeves (1828-1888) – 60 years
28.  Alfred Docwra (1824-1903) – 78 years
30.  George Oliver (1846-1930) – 83 years

3rd GREAT-GRANDFATHERS:


32.  William Whimpey (1789-1870) – 81 years
34.  John Price – I only have a name, no birth or death details
36. William Sharp (1795-1866) – 71 years
38.  Mark Oldroyd (1791-1868) – 76 years
40.  John Harley (1797-1864) – 67 years
42. John Dandie (1800-1841) – 41 years
44.  Garrett John Russell (1817-1877) – 60 years
46.  Thomas Doyle (1814-1886) – 72 years
48.  John Marr (1790-1851) – 60 years
50.  David Richardson (ca.1806-?) – I haven’t found his death yet, so I don’t know his age at death
52.  William Reeves (1802-1877) – 75 years
54.  William Gill (1790-possibly 1847) – 57 years (possibly) – he died between 1841 and 1851. There were a number of deaths during this period, and the death in 1847 seems the most likely death, since it matches where the family were living
56.  Tempest Sell (1787-1861) – 73 years
58.  Joseph Scott (1797-1846) – 49 years
60.  Frederick Oliver (1824-1855) – 30 years
62.  William Edward Ball (1825-1893) – 67 years

So in those five generations, the longest lived was my dad, Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009) at 86 years.  The shortest lived was Frederick Oliver (1824-1855) at 30 years.  Frederick died of colonial fever, a few years after arriving in Victoria from England.

I have two that I don’t have enough information to determine age at death. The average for the other 29 males is about 67.5 years.  The generation averages and age ranges are:

*  Generation 1 (father) – 86 years
*  Generation 2 (grandfathers) – 69 years (range 62 to 76)
*  Generation 3 (great-grandfathers) – 73.75 years (range 68 to 84)
*  Generation 4 (2nd great-grandfathers) – 70.25 years (range 48 to 83)
*  Generation 5 (3rd great-grandfathers) – 62.79 years (range 30 to 81)

The following is a comparison between these figures, and my figures from last week post http://loiswillis.com/2016/07/31/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-female-ancestors-age-at-death, when I did the females.  I have heard that females live longer than males – not when it comes to my ancestors!

 

Row Labels Average of Age at death
1 – Parent 76.50
Female 67.00
Male 86.00
2 – Grandparents 62.50
Female 56.00
Male 69.00
3 – Great grandparents 70.63
Female 67.50
Male 73.75
4 – 2x great grandparents 69.63
Female 69.00
Male 70.25
5 – 3x great grandparents 62.03
Female 61.33
Male 62.79
Grand Total 65.78

Ancestor age at death

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