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October 31, 2019

What's the Average Age of Death for Your Ancestors?

It's Hallowe'en. What could be more fun than to take a good look at your ancestors' deaths?

I decided to list hubs' ancestors' death ages  and causes of death going back 6 generations - for those whose age at death I knew.

Here are 41 ancestors' ages at death and cause of death where known. The average age at death was 69.36 years with the youngest being 35 and the oldest 96

Not sure I like seeing all those heart issues.... of 41 ancestors 12 died from heart issues and strokes.

Next I did 5 generations of my ancestors. I only had 28 ancestors I could use and the average age of death was 72.07. The youngest was 32, the oldest 93.

The most common cause of death was old age (5 of 28) and I have a variety of death issues showing for my ancestors.

I find it interesting to tabulate and analyze data like this. What is the average age of your ancestors' deaths in the last 5 to 6 generations.

Happy Hallowe'en!

1 comment:

sjjones said...

Wow.That is interesting.