Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday afternoon genealogy fun -How many Presidents and Prime Ministers

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’s mission was:

1) Which U.S. Presidents have held the office in your lifetime?  Your parents lifetimes?  Your grandparents lifetimes?  How many generations do you need to cover all of them?

2)  A list of the U.S. Presidents is in http://www.presidentsusa.net/presvplist.htmlto help you out.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

Since I’m from Australia, I decided to do this from an Australia perspective, so I am doing Australian Prime Ministers.  Since Australia only became an independent country in 1901, this only applies from 1901.

A list of Australian Prime Ministers can be found on Google https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=australian%20prime%20ministers

I started to copy the information into an Excel spreadsheet, but then I thought that would be too much work, so I decided to see if I could use the Timeline features in Legacy to help me with this.  I went to the Help Index and entered Timelines, and then chose Creating.  This gave me instructions on creating a custom timeline.  I then opened the Timelines from the View tab, and found that there was already a Timeline created for Australian Prime Ministers.  I also found that there were many other timelines available, including the US Presidents.

A little more research, and I found that this timeline could be added to the Chronology view, by selecting Options, Display Options, and selecting Include Historical Timelines, and then choosing Select, to select the Historical Timelines I wanted to include.  I decided to include the US Presidents timeline as well.

I then removed the checks for all the other options, so that I would just have these two timelines.

Here’s the timeline for me:

Name:     Lois Whimpey

Age:

  • -13               1949 Dec 10                      ~Robert Gordon Menzies – 21st PM Australia:
  • -1                1961 Jan 20                       ~John F. Kennedy:
  • My birth
  • 0                 1963 Nov 22                      ~Lyndon B. Johnson:
  • 3                 1966 Jan 20                       ~Harold Edward Holt – 22nd PM Australia:
  • 5                 1967 Dec 18                      ~John McEwen – 23rd PM Australia:
  • 5                 1968 Jan 9                        ~John Grey Gorton – 24th PM Australia:
  • 6                 1969 Jan 20                       ~Richard Nixon:
  • 8                 1971 Mar 22                      ~William McMahon – 25th PM Australia:
  • 9                 1972 Dec 3                        ~Edward Gough Whitlam – 26th PM Australia:
  • 11                1974 Aug 9                        ~Gerald Ford:
  • 12                1975 Nov 11                      ~John Malcolm Fraser – 27th PM Australia:
  • 14                1977 Jan 20                       ~Jimmy Carter:
  • 18                1981 Jan 20                       ~Ronald Reagan:
  • 20                1983 Mar 6                        ~Robert James Lee Hawke – 28th PM Australia:
  • 26                1989 Jan 20                       ~George H.W. Bush:
  • 29                1991 Dec 20                      ~Paul John Keating – 29th PM Australia:
  • 30                1993 Jan 20                       ~William Jefferson Clinton:
  • 33                1996 Mar 11                      ~John Winston Howard – 30th PM Australia:
  • 38                2001 Jan 20                       ~George W. Bush:
  • 44                2007 Dec 3                        ~Kevin Michael Rudd – 31st PM Australia:
  • 46                2009 Jan 20                       ~Barack Obama:
  • 47                2010 Jun 24                       ~Julia Eileen Gillard – 32nd PM Australia:
  • 50                2013 Jun 27                       ~Kevin Michael Rudd – 33rd PM Australia:
  • 50                2013 Sep 8                        ~Anthony John Abbott – 34th PM Australia:
  • 52         2015 Sep 9       ~Malcolm Bligh Turnbull – 35th PM Australia:

There have been 15 Prime Ministers and 10 Presidents in my lifetime.

From here, I’ve done dad’s line, because that’s the line that tends to cover more years, in fewer generations

My dad: Ivon Walter Whimpey 21 Jan 1923 – 16 Dec 2009

Age:

  • -7                1915 Oct 27                       ~William Morris Hughes – 11th PM Australia:
  • 0                 1923 Jan 21                       Birth:
  • 0                 1923 Feb 9                        ~Stanley Melbourne Bruce – 12th PM Australia:
  • 0                 1923 Aug 3                        ~Calvin Coolidge:
  • 6                 1929 Mar 4                        ~Herbert Hoover:
  • 6                 1929 Oct 12                       ~James Henry Scullin – 13th PM Australia:
  • 8                 1931 Dec 19                      ~Joseph Aloysius Lyons – 14th PM Australia:
  • 10                1933 Mar 4                        ~Franklin Roosevelt:
  • 16                1939 Apr 7                         ~Earle Christmas Grafton Page – 15th PM Australia:
  • 16                1939 Apr 26                       ~Robert Gordon Menzies – 16th PM Australia:
  •  18               1941 Aug 28                      ~Arthur William Fadden – 17th PM Australia:
  • 18                1941 Oct 7                         ~John Joseph Curtin – 18th PM Australia:
  • 22                1945 Apr 12                       ~Harry Truman:
  • 22                1945 Jul 5                          ~Francis Michael Forde – 19th PM Australia:
  • 22                1945 Jul 12                        ~Joseph Benedict Chifley – 20th PM Australia:
  • 26                1949 Dec 10                      ~Robert Gordon Menzies – 21st PM Australia:
  • 29                1953 Jan 20                       ~Dwight Eisenhower:
  • 37                1961 Jan 20                       ~John F. Kennedy:
  • 40                1963 Nov 22                      ~Lyndon B. Johnson:
  • 42                1966 Jan 20                       ~Harold Edward Holt – 22nd PM Australia:
  • 44                1967 Dec 18                      ~John McEwen – 23rd PM Australia:
  • 44                1968 Jan 9                        ~John Grey Gorton – 24th PM Australia:
  • 45                1969 Jan 20                       ~Richard Nixon:
  • 48                1971 Mar 22                      ~William McMahon – 25th PM Australia:
  • 49                1972 Dec 3                        ~Edward Gough Whitlam – 26th PM Australia:
  • 51                1974 Aug 9                        ~Gerald Ford:
  • 52                1975 Nov 11                      ~John Malcolm Fraser – 27th PM Australia:
  • 53                1977 Jan 20                       ~Jimmy Carter:
  • 57                1981 Jan 20                       ~Ronald Reagan:
  • 60                1983 Mar 6                        ~Robert James Lee Hawke – 28th PM Australia:
  • 65                1989 Jan 20                       ~George H.W. Bush:
  • 68                1991 Dec 20                      ~Paul John Keating – 29th PM Australia:
  • 69                1993 Jan 20                       ~William Jefferson Clinton:
  • 73                1996 Mar 11                      ~John Winston Howard – 30th PM Australia:
  • 77                2001 Jan 20                       ~George W. Bush:
  • 84                2007 Dec 3                        ~Kevin Michael Rudd – 31st PM Australia:
  • 85                2009 Jan 20                       ~Barack Obama:
  • 86                2009 Dec 16                      Death:

There were 21 Prime Ministers and 15 Presidents in dad’s lifetime

My paternal grandfather John Ernest Whimpey 19 May 1884 – 15 Jul 1960

Age:

  • -2                1881 Sep 19                      ~Chester A. Arthur:
  • 0                 1884 May 19                      Birth:
  • 0                 1885 Mar 4                        ~Grover Cleveland:
  • 4                 1889 Mar 4                        ~Benjamin Harrison:
  • 8                 1893 Mar 4                        ~Grover Cleveland:
  • 12                1897 Mar 4                        ~William McKinley:
  • 16                1901 Mar 29                      ~Edmund Barton – 1st PM Australia:
  • 17                1901 Sep 14                      ~Theodore Roosevelt:
  • 19                1903 Sep 24                      ~Alfred Deakin – 2nd PM Australia:
  • 19                1904 Apr 27                       ~John Christian Watson – 3rd PM Australia:
  • 20                1904 Aug 18                      ~George Houstoun Reid – 4th PM Australia:
  • 21                1905 Jul 5                          ~Alfred Deakin – 5th PM Australia:
  • 24                1908 Nov 10                      ~Andrew Fisher – 6th PM Australia:
  • 24                1909 Mar 4                        ~William Taft:
  • 24                1909 Apr 29                       ~Alfred Deakin – 7th PM Australia:
  • 25                1910 Apr 13                       ~Andrew Fisher – 8th PM Australia:
  • 28                1913 Mar 4                        ~Woodrow Wilson:
  • 29                1913 Jun 24                       ~Joseph Cook – 9th PM Australia:
  • 30                1914 Sep 5                        ~Andrew Fisher – 10 PM Australia:
  • 31                1915 Oct 27                       ~William Morris Hughes – 11th PM Australia:
  • 36                1921 Mar 4                        ~Warren Harding:
  • 38                1923 Feb 9                        ~Stanley Melbourne Bruce – 12th PM Australia:
  • 39                1923 Aug 3                        ~Calvin Coolidge:
  • 44                1929 Mar 4                        ~Herbert Hoover:
  • 45                1929 Oct 12                       ~James Henry Scullin – 13th PM Australia:
  • 47                1931 Dec 19                      ~Joseph Aloysius Lyons – 14th PM Australia:
  • 48                1933 Mar 4                        ~Franklin Roosevelt:
  • 54                1939 Apr 7                         ~Earle Christmas Grafton Page – 15th PM Australia:
  • 54                1939 Apr 26                       ~Robert Gordon Menzies – 16th PM Australia:
  • 57                1941 Aug 28                      ~Arthur William Fadden – 17th PM Australia:
  • 57                1941 Oct 7                         ~John Joseph Curtin – 18th PM Australia:
  • 60                1945 Apr 12                       ~Harry Truman:
  • 61                1945 Jul 5                          ~Francis Michael Forde – 19th PM Australia:
  • 61                1945 Jul 12                        ~Joseph Benedict Chifley – 20th PM Australia:
  • 65                1949 Dec 10                      ~Robert Gordon Menzies – 21st PM Australia:
  • 68                1953 Jan 20                       ~Dwight Eisenhower:
  • 76                1960 Jul 15                        Death:

There were 21 Prime Ministers and 14 Presidents in my grandfather’s lifetime

My paternal great grandfather Joseph Whimpey 10 Jan 1848 – 13 Jul 1919

Age:

  • -2                1845 Mar 4                        ~James Polk:
  • 0                 1848 Jan 10                       Birth:
  • 1                 1849 Mar 5                        ~Zachary Taylor:
  • 2                 1850 Jul 10                        ~Millard Fillmore:
  • 5                 1853 Mar 4                        ~Franklin Pierce:
  • 9                 1857 Mar 4                        ~James Buchanan:
  • 13                1861 Mar 4                        ~Abraham Lincoln:
  • 17                1865 Apr 15                       ~Andrew Johnson:
  • 21                1869 Mar 4                        ~Ulysses Grant:
  • 29                1877 Mar 5                        ~Rutherford Hayes:
  • 33                1881 Mar 4                        ~James Ga                                                               rfield:
  • 33                1881 Sep 19                      ~Chester A. Arthur:
  • 37                1885 Mar 4                        ~Grover Cleveland:
  • 41                1889 Mar 4                        ~Benjamin Harrison:
  • 45                1893 Mar 4                        ~Grover Cleveland:
  • 49                1897 Mar 4                        ~William McKinley:
  • 53                1901 Mar 29                      ~Edmund Barton – 1st PM Australia:
  • 53                1901 Sep 14                      ~Theodore Roosevelt:
  • 55                1903 Sep 24                      ~Alfred Deakin – 2nd PM Australia:
  • 56                1904 Apr 27                       ~John Christian Watson – 3rd PM Australia:
  • 56                1904 Aug 18                      ~George Houstoun Reid – 4th PM Australia:
  • 57                1905 Jul 5                          ~Alfred Deakin – 5th PM Australia:
  • 60                1908 Nov 10                      ~Andrew Fisher – 6th PM Australia:
  • 61                1909 Mar 4                        ~William Taft:
  • 61                1909 Apr 29                       ~Alfred Deakin – 7th PM Australia:
  • 62                1910 Apr 13                       ~Andrew Fisher – 8th PM Australia:
  • 65                1913 Mar 4                        ~Woodrow Wilson:
  • 65                1913 Jun 24                       ~Joseph Cook – 9th PM Australia:
  • 66                1914 Sep 5                        ~Andrew Fisher – 10 PM Australia:
  • 67                1915 Oct 27                       ~William Morris Hughes – 11th PM Australia:
  • 71                1919 Jul 13                        Death:

 

There were 11 Prime Ministers and  18 Presidents in Joseph’s lifetime

My 2x great grandfather Joseph Whimpey 13 Aug 1819 – 6 May 1902

Age:

  • -2                1817 Mar 4                        ~James Monroe:
  • 0                 1819 Aug 13                      Birth:
  • 0                 1819 Aug 28                      Christening:
  • 5                 1825 Mar 4                        ~John Quincy Adams:
  • 9                 1829 Mar 4                        ~Andrew Jackson:
  • 17                1837 Mar 4                        ~Martin van Buren:
  • 21                1841 Mar 4                        ~William H. Harrison:
  • 21                1841 Apr 4                         ~John Tyler:
  • 25                1845 Mar 4                        ~James Polk:
  • 29                1849 Mar 5                        ~Zachary Taylor:
  • 30                1850 Jul 10                        ~Millard Fillmore:
  • 33                1853 Mar 4                        ~Franklin Pierce:
  • 37                1857 Mar 4                        ~James Buchanan:
  • 41                1861 Mar 4                        ~Abraham Lincoln:
  • 45                1865 Apr 15                       ~Andrew Johnson:
  • 49                1869 Mar 4                        ~Ulysses Grant:
  • 57                1877 Mar 5                        ~Rutherford Hayes:
  • 61                1881 Mar 4                        ~James Garfield:
  • 62                1881 Sep 19                      ~Chester A. Arthur:
  • 65                1885 Mar 4                        ~Grover Cleveland:
  • 69                1889 Mar 4                        ~Benjamin Harrison:
  • 73                1893 Mar 4                        ~Grover Cleveland:
  • 77                1897 Mar 4                        ~William McKinley:
  • 81                1901 Mar 29                      ~Edmund Barton – 1st PM Australia:
  • 82                1901 Sep 14                      ~Theodore Roosevelt:
  • 82                1902 May 6                        Death:
  • 82                1902 May 8                        Burial:

There were 23 Presidents and 1 prime minister in Joseph’s lifetime

 My 3x great grandfather William Whimpey 5 May 1789 – 27 May 1870

Age:

  • 0                 1789 Apr 30                       ~George Washington:
  • 0                 1789 May 5                        Birth:
  • 0                 1790 Mar 27                      Christening:
  • 7                 1797 Mar 4                        ~John Adams:
  • 11                1801 Mar 4                        ~Thomas Jefferson:
  • 19                1809 Mar 4                        ~James Madison:
  • 27                1817 Mar 4                        ~James Monroe:
  • 35                1825 Mar 4                        ~John Quincy Adams:
  • 39                1829 Mar 4                        ~Andrew Jackson:
  • 47                1837 Mar 4                        ~Martin van Buren:
  • 51                1841 Mar 4                        ~William H. Harrison:
  • 51                1841 Apr 4                         ~John Tyler:
  • 55                1845 Mar 4                        ~James Polk:
  • 59                1849 Mar 5                        ~Zachary Taylor:
  • 61                1850 Jul 10                        ~Millard Fillmore:
  • 63                1853 Mar 4                        ~Franklin Pierce:
  • 67                1857 Mar 4                        ~James Buchanan:
  • 71                1861 Mar 4                        ~Abraham Lincoln:
  • 75                1865 Apr 15                       ~Andrew Johnson:
  • 79                1869 Mar 4                        ~Ulysses Grant:
  • 81                1870 May 27                      Death:
  • 81                1870 May 31                      Burial:

There were 18 Presidents in William’s lifetime.

I have to go back to my 3x great grandfather to cover all the US presidents, but only to my grandfather for the Australian Prime Ministers.

 

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