Saturday, April 30, 2016

SNGF: Lifespans of My 2nd Great Grandparents (My Average: 68 Years)

Randy Seaver, at Genea-Musings, posted this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge. This week, we are looking at our great, great grandparents and their lifespans.

You can visit Genea-Musings for more specific guidelines, but basically we are looking at the birth, death, and lifespans of our great, great grandparents. I'll start with the statistics...

My 2nd great grandparents statistics:
  • Average birth year: 1846 (with 12 of them being born between 1840-1852)
  • Range of birth years: 1826 to 1860
  • Average death year: 1914
  • Range of death years: 1882 to 1938
  • Average lifespan: 68
  • Range of lifespans: 40 to 99
  • Male average lifespan: 67
  • Female average lifespan: 70
My 16 great, great grandparents:
  • Alexander Stewart (1852-1922), 70 years 
  • Catharine J (McClintock) Stewart (1850-1929), 78 years
  • Augustus L Merrill (1848-1920), 72 years
  • Sarah Jane (Eastwood) Merrill (1848-1923), 75 years
  • Carl/Charles Peters (1847-1910), 63 years
  • Fredericka (Werther) Peters (1847-1888), 40 years
  • Josiah Randolph Coppenbarger (1844-1934), 89 years
  • Elizabeth (Bennett) Coppenbarger (1849-1914), 65 year
  • Reinhard Kaechle (1844-1900), 55 years
  • Lena (Karbach/Koerbach) Kaechle (1848-1938), 90 years
  • Franz/Frank Adam (1826-1902), 75 years
  • Frances (Holthoefer) Adam (1838-1907), 74 years
  • James B Dickson (1840-1902), 62 years
  • Eliza (Boyers) Dickson (1842-1882), 40 years
  • Reuben Houston Ward (1859-1906), 47 years
  • Sallie (Dickson) Ward (1860-1960), 99 year


  1. This was a fun Saturday night posting wasn't it. Hope that you will check out mine.

    1. I'd love to check out your post. This was a GREAT SNGF!

  2. This is really interesting. You had some who lived really long lives, but I wondered about those who did not. It would be interesting to do one that included cause of death.

    1. I think that is a GREAT idea! I'm not sure if I know the cause of death on all of them. My brother had asked a similar question. :)

  3. This was a SNGF that I couldn't resist either. It was interesting to explore the lifespan statistics for those in this generation.

    1. It was, wasn't it? I'll have to pop over & look at your statistics. A very interesting SNGF!


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