The average life expectancy was 47 years.
In my genealogy research I also found many who lived past the expected 47 years. How did they do that without modern medicine? By the grace of God. They also ate better, drank less and worked for a living. They went to bed at dark and got up at dawn.
My father was born 7-19-1909. He was born in a small house with no indoor plumbing or electricity. Both his parents had only a 3 grade education. A third grade education back than was much greater then it would be for our present 3rd graders. My father had only an 8th grade education, but he was far more intelligent then some of the collage graduates I see in the world today.
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