Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Longest Ancestral Marriage

Our assignment tonight from Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing:

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!), is to:
1)  Marcia Philbrick wrote Celebrating 50 Years today on her Heartland Genealogy blog, and suggested it for a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge, so here it is:
2)   How many of your ancestors were married for FIFTY years?  What is the longest marriage of your ancestors in your tree (from marriage to first death of a spouse, or divorce)?  Consider, say, the last 6 generations to make it manageable! 
3)  Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a comment on this blog post to lead us to your answers.
By focusing on only our ancestors, I was able to make this manageable. I research my children’s ancestors so I will make the list based on that. their paternal ancestors are written in blue, maternal in green.

Parents Norman Gorrell and Lisa Hork, 39 years this August.

Grandparents George Gorrell & Thelma Nilsen, 59 years (short 6 mo. for 60 years due to death in 2011 of George.)
Grandparents William Hork & Lela Johnston, 38 years (Lea died in 1992)

Great-grandparents Joseph Gorrell & Matilda Davey, 57 years (Matilda died in 1958)
Great-grandparents Arthur Nilsen & Agnes Lundquist, 19 years (Agnes died in 1936 at age of 42)
Great-grandparents William Hork & Anna Sullivan, 45 years (but were separated for 27+ years)
Great-grandparents Tom Johnston & Pansy Lancaster, 39 years (Tom died in 1973 at age 60)

2nd-great-grandparents Amos Gorrell & Catherine Shotts, 52 years (Catherine died in 1918)
2nd -great-grandparents Fred Davey & Matilda Wollenweber, 7 years (Matilda died in 1885 at age 26)
2nd-great-grandparents Malkom Nilsen & Hulda Anderson-Carlson, 31 years (Hulda died in 1924 at age 56)
2nd-great-grandparents Per Alfred Lundquist & Lovisa Ericksson, 39 years (Per Alfred died in 1932 at age 75)
2nd-great-grandparents John Anton Hork & Julia Sievert, 34 years (John died 1906 at age 62)
2nd-great-grandparents John H Sullivan & Anna Gleeson, 30 years (Anna died in 1912 at age 51)
2nd-great-grandparents Thomas Johnston & Nell Hutson, 12 years (Nell died 1919 at age 31)
2nd-great-grandparents George W Lancaster & Lela Ann Loveless, 38 years (Lela died 1951 at age 55)

3rd-great-grandparents Amos Gorrell & Leah Wollam, 45 years (Leah died at age 73)
3rd-great-grandparents Daniel Shotts & Mary Ann Bishop, 44 years (Daniel died at age 71)
3rd-great-grandparents Thomas Davey & Mary Nicholas, 53 years (Thomas died at age 78)
3rd-great-grandparents Ludwig W Wollenweber & Philappina Voehringer, 14 years (Ludwig died at age 51)
3rd-great-grandparents Jonas Nilsson & Marta Larsdotter, 42 years (Marta died at age 69)
3rd-great-grandparents Anders P Johansson & Anna Larsdotter, unknown
3rd-great-grandparents Anders Eliasson & Cajsa Pehrsdotter, 35 years (Anders died at age 60)
3rd-great-grandparents Karl Johan Erickson & Stina Maja Samuelsdotter, 48 years (Karl died at age 81)
3rd-great-grandparents Joseph H Horoch & Maria Catharine Trösster, 22 years (Joseph died at age 53)
3rd-great-grandparents Vincent Sievert & Susanna Raduntz, 40 years (Vincent died at age 66)
3rd-great-grandparents Jeremiah Sullivan & Mary Sheehan, unknown
3rd-great-grandparents John Gleeson & Margaret Tierney, 57 years (John died at age 80)
3rd-great-grandparents Rueben Johnston & Olivia J Jones, 35 years (Olivia died at age 55)
3rd-great-grandparents Peter Hutson & Sarah Selman, 37 years (Sarah died at age 57)
3rd-great-grandparents William C Lancaster & Martha J Coor, 50 years (Martha died at age 69)
3rd-great-grandparents Ebenezer Loveless & Eliza Rodgers, 36 years (Eliza died at age 53)

The longest marriage for these five generations is:
Grandparents George Gorrell & Thelma Nilsen, 59 years, just short of their 60th.
 The ancestors who were marriage at least 50 years:
Grandparents George Gorrell & Thelma Nilsen, 59 years
Great-grandparents Joseph Gorrell & Matilda Davey, 57 years
3rd-great-grandparents John Gleeson & Margaret Tierney, 57 years
3rd-great-grandparents Thomas Davey & Mary Nicholas, 53 years
2nd-great-grandparents Amos Gorrell & Catherine Shotts, 52 years
3rd-great-grandparents William C Lancaster & Martha J Coor, 50 years
I do hope our children’s parents reach their 50th anniversary!

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2 comments:

  1. I hope you make it to 50 years also!

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  2. Your longest marriages are similar to mine - six couples made it to a half century, but many more of yours had longer marriages overall. Great genes!

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