Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
1) We each have 16 great-great grandparents. How did their birth and death years vary? How long were their lifespans?
2) For this week, please list your 16 great-great grandparents, their birth year, their death year, and their lifespan in years. You can do it in plain text, in a table or spreadsheet, or in a graph of some sort.
First, here is my chart of great-great-grandparents:
- Earliest birth year = 1835 vs. Most recent birth year = 1863
- Earliest death year = 1894 vs. Most recent death year = 1949 - Three men outlived their wives and three women outlived their husbands
- Shortest lifespan = 41 years vs. Longest lifespan = 93 years
- Average lifespan for men = 77 years vs. Average lifespan for women = 67 years
- Two great-great-grandmothers died in their early 40s! One great-great-grandfather died in his late 50s! Two great-great-grandparents died in their 60s and two died in their 70s. Four great-great-grandparents died in their 80s and two died in their 90s!
No matter how much time you have to live your dash*, make the most of it!
*Your dash is the time between your birth & death dates.
3) Share your information about your 16 great-great grandparents with us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook or Google+. If you write your own blog post, please leave a link as a comment to this post.