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How to Calculate Birth Date from Death Date & Age

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My Great Grandmother (Alta Mae THOMAS HOY) was adopted so I do not have a birth certificate for her in my records. The death record shows the date of 16 Sep. 1959 and the HOY Bible lists her age at that time as 66 years, 10 months, and 26 days. In order to calculate this, I imposed upon my wonderful husband and here is what he found...

 

You subtract the age at death from the date of death; then subtract the standard "8870". Therefore...

 

19590916

-  661026

18929890

-      8870

18921020

 

Her birth date was 20 Oct. 1892!

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