Thursday, January 11, 2018

Twitter Factoid Of The Day

John Tyler was born in 1790. He was both the 10th President and 10th Vice President of the United States. He served from 1841 until 1845 after assuming office on the death of President William Henry "Old Tippercanoe" Harrison.

Here's where it get incredibly interesting. His grandsons Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. and Harrison Ruffin Tyler, the children of his son Lyon, are still alive. Lyon was born in 1924 and Harrison was born in 1928. Their father Lyon was born in 1853 to Tyler's second wife Julia Gardiner (1820-1889).

As Matt Smethurst joked in a follow-on tweet:
Another way to think about this: There are people who could look at you today, in 2018, and say: “Yeah, my dad was 8 years old when the war started.”

“World War 2?”

“Ha, nope.”

“Oh wow, World War 1?”

“The Civil War.”
Think of it - you have three generations of one family spanning parts of four centuries. That is just incredible.

1 comment:

  1. That's a pretty awesome thing. My dad was also born in 1924 and lived to be 93, dying last October on the 14th., still in excellent mental faculty - but his heart gave out.