Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lifespans of My Great-Great-Grandparents - SNGF

Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun this week suggests we share the birth and death years of our 16 great-grandparents and tell how long they lived.  Lifespans of my ancestors are always interesting to me, perhaps because I wonder how long I'll live.  I've already lived longer than two of my great-great-grandparents. 

Andrew Doyle (1836 - 1908) lived 72 years.
Elizabeth Laws (1845-1910) lived 64 years.

John Froman (1841-1871) lived 30 years.  (Died of unnatural causes.)
Catherine Saylor (1844-1928) lived 84 years.

Christian Gerner (~1820-1899) lived 79 years.
Mary (or Elizabeth) Stahl (~1824-?)

Dixon Bartley (~1806-1900) lived 94 years.
Rebecca Smith (1820-1899) lived 70 years.

Carl Meinzen (?)

Abel Armitage (~1821-?)
Eliza Hartley (~1813-?)

Ellis H. Bickerstaff (1840-1907) lived 67 years.  (Died of unnatural causes.)
Emma Nelson (~1845-1878) lived 33 years.

John Thomas Thompson (~1850-1923) lived 73 years.
Lydia Bell (1851-1930) lived 78 years.

Click through to Randy's post on Genea-Musings and look at the comments to see links to others' Saturday Night Genealogy Fun posts this week.


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  1. I didn't do this exercise, but maybe I need to because it is sure revealing. You have loooong genes!

    1. I have a friend who used to say she came from a family of "long livers." I have ancestors who lived long lives, and a few who died young. I think the deaths of most of those who died when they were the result of disease or accidents. It would be an interesting exercise to do on each generation.

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