Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Male Ancestors' Age At Death

Today Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun has to do with determining the age at death for five generations (or more) of male ancestors. Let the fun begin.

First, there's my dad, born in 1953 and still around!

Grandfathers

Vincent Allen Wood (1921-1995) - 73 years
Herbert Benjamin Haley, Jr. (1926-2014) - 87 years

Great-Grandfathers

Lewis Preston Wood (1892-1981) - 89 years
Harrison Clifford Shaw (1899-1970) - 70 years
Herbert Benjamin Haley (1896-1963) - 66 years
Basil Wade Bartlett (1901-1976) - 75 years


Great-Great-Grandfathers

Lemuel Augustus Wood (1845-1925) - 79 years
John William Wood (1874-1928) - 54 years
Erastus Bartlett Shaw (1854-1933) - 78 years
Edward Henry Blake (1856-1927) - 71 years
Hiram Frederick Haley (1870-1952) - 82 years
George P. Burrell (1861-1942) - 81 years
Basil Clyde Bartlett (1881-1931) - 50 years
Bartolomeo Giovanni Michele Galfre (1869-1952) - 83 years


Great-Great-Great-Grandfathers

Benjamin Stone Wood (1826-1881) - 55 years
William W. Winsor (1811-???) - William Winsor went west and I know nothing more of him
Thomas Wood (1845-1923) - 78 years
William C. Lyman (1840-1920) - 79 years
Harrison Shaw (1814-1861) - 46 years
John Patrick Murphy (???-???) - the Murphy family remains a mystery
Jeremiah Darling Blake (1820-1900) - 80 years
Horace Gay (1820-1896) - 76 years
Benjamin F. Haley (abt 1852-1939) - 87 years
James Cassidy (abt 1839-1901) - 62 years
George W. Burrell (1826-1890) - 63 years
George W. Jones (1841-1891) - 49 years
Charles Otis Bartlett (1852-1900) - 48 years
Henry William Wade (1838-1920) - 81 years
Michele Galfre (1836-???) -
Giuseppe Bergamasco (???-???) - supposedly lived to be 104

The men in my family don't seem really long-lived, though the women sure do. My great-grandpa Wood lived the longest, 89 years, while my 3rd great-grandfather, Harrison Shaw, passed away at only 46.

They tend to be in that average 70-something age range when it comes to their lifespans. Those who died rather young, died due to health problems beyond their control, such as my grandpa Vincent Wood or my great-great grandpa John William Wood. Then there's grandpa Cassidy, who was hit by a train in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Looking at this, now I am very curious about Harrison Shaw's cause of death at a mere 46-years-old!

ETA: Totally forgot my mom's side. Oops. Sorry, mom! ;)


Copyright (c) 2016 Wendy L. Callahan

2 comments:

  1. There are similar average ages of death with all the people that participated in the challenge so far. You did a nice job!

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    1. It's interesting to see the patterns that turn up!

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