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Had some of our ancestors lived longer?

benny1982

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Have you ever wondered what would have happened if some of your ancestors who died before the age of 50 or 60 had lived longer than they did?

My 3xgreat grandmother Mary Ann Roberts died of 3 sudden and aggressive infections on the 14th November 1886 aged 46 at 25 Evelyn Buildings, Holborn, London. She had been living in London since 1864 with hubby Thomas, my 3xgreat grandfather. Thomas died in 1889.

I wonder what would have happened in Mary had lived though? I will paint an imaginary scenario. She'd mourn the death of her husband in 1889 and probably carry on living at Evelyn Buildings.

1891 census 25 Evelyn Buildings, Dorrington Street, Holborn, London

Mary Ann Roberts, Head, aged 51, Widow, Laundress, born Sussex, Slaugham.
Elizabeth Roberts, Daughter, aged 22, Single, Tailoress, born London Bow.
Harriet A Roberts, Daughter aged 14, Servant born London, Lambeth.

In 1893 Mary moves to Islington to be nearer her married daughters Kate Coombs, Minnie Anstey and her son Frederick Roberts, who is also married.

In 1899 aged 59, she moves to 3 Prebend Place, St Pancras, just two doors down from her daughter Kate Coombs.

1901 census 3 Prebend Place, Prebend Street, Camden Town, London.

Mary Ann Roberts, Head, aged 61, Widow, Charwoman, born Sussex.

She is admitted to the St Pancras Workhouse due to ill health in August 1904 and spends two years in the infirmary and dies there aged 66 on the 14th November 1906 of exhaustion and senile decay.

Death cert "14th November 1886, St Pancras Infirmary, Mary Ann Roberts, Female, aged 66, Widow of Thomas Roberts a soap boiler, Senile Decay, Exhaustion Certified by J H Lewis MB, Informant is Kate Coombs, Daughter, In attendance, Registered 16th November 1906".

That is an idea of what would have happened had she lived beyond 1886 when dying aged 46.

Ben
 
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Hi

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if some of your ancestors who died before the age of 50 or 60 had lived longer than they did?

My 3xgreat grandmother Mary Ann Roberts died of 3 sudden and aggressive infections on the 14th November 1886 aged 46 at 25 Evelyn Buildings, Holborn, London. She had been living in London since 1864 with hubby Thomas, my 3xgreat grandfather. Thomas died in 1889.

I wonder what would have happened in Mary had lived though? I will paint an imaginary scenario. She'd mourn the death of her husband in 1889 and probably carry on living at Evelyn Buildings.

1891 census 25 Evelyn Buildings, Dorrington Street, Holborn, London

Mary Ann Roberts, Head, aged 51, Widow, Laundress, born Sussex, Slaugham.
Elizabeth Roberts, Daughter, aged 22, Single, Tailoress, born London Bow.
Harriet A Roberts, Daughter aged 14, Servant born London, Lambeth.

In 1893 Mary moves to Islington to be nearer her married daughters Kate Coombs, Minnie Anstey and her son Frederick Roberts, who is also married.

In 1899 aged 59, she moves to 3 Prebend Place, St Pancras, just two doors down from her daughter Kate Coombs.

1901 census 3 Prebend Place, Prebend Street, Camden Town, London.

Mary Ann Roberts, Head, aged 61, Widow, Charwoman, born Sussex.

She is admitted to the St Pancras Workhouse due to ill health in August 1904 and spends two years in the infirmary and dies there aged 66 on the 14th November 1906 of exhaustion and senile decay.

That is an idea of what would have happened had she lived beyond 1886 when dying aged 46.

Ben
Never thought about it Benny, I think this kind of 'what if, may distract you from your mission.
I've had rellies die well before their time, usually in their 20's. I suppose if they had of lived longer, I would have more rellies to search for.
No, I leave that sort of 'what if' well alone.

Steve.:)
 

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Hi All,

I have the sweetest picture of a 2xGt Aunt who died of Meningitis Sepsis from a decayed tooth aged 10 years. I often think about if she'd lived and if she would have grown into the scary, almost witch like woman like the the other Gt Aunts I have pictures of!

I prefer to think that she would have been entirely different! Sweet natured and beautiful forever. Such a waste of a beautiful life, how different her 'stars' would have been if she'd been born just a few decades late!!!!!

Cheers,
Jill
 

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Yes some of us can wonder what would have happened had some of our ancestors lived longer than they had. That imaginary scenario of my 3xgreat grandmother living exactly 20 years longer than she did is quite moving.

Ben
 
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