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  1. [--?--] Dempsey: Birth: 28 JUN 1915 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: BEF 1920

  2. Harry Willard Dempsey: Birth: 28 JUN 1915 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 23 JUN 1986 in Ansted Health Care Center, Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia

  3. Josephine Dempsey: Birth: 17 MAY 1919 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 15 MAR 1990 in Bath, Franklin County, Indiana

  4. Sadie Dempsey: Birth: 8 OCT 1919 in Jodie, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 21 FEB 1976 in Borward County, Florida

  5. Louise Dove Dempsey: Birth: 22 APR 1920 in Jodie, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 5 NOV 1988 in Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

  6. Opal May Dempsey: Birth: 19 JAN 1922 in West Virginia. Death: 27 SEP 1986 in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

  7. Harold Clarence Dempsey: Birth: 10 FEB 1924 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 14 JUN 1965 in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia

  8. Hobert W. "Red" Dempsey: Birth: 26 APR 1926 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 15 JAN 2004 in Victoria, Victoria County, Texas

  9. Herman Cecil Dempsey: Birth: 25 DEC 1927 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 9 JAN 1989 in Miami, Dade County, Florida

  10. Raymond Lester Dempsey: Birth: 4 FEB 1929 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 21 DEC 1990 in Camp Lejeune, Onslow County, North Carolina

  11. William Alfred Dempsey: Birth: 16 MAR 1931 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 16 DEC 1961 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

  12. Caroline June Dempsey: Birth: 1 JUN 1933 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 30 JUN 1991 in (poss. Melbourne), Brevard County, Florida

  13. Leslie Joe Dempsey: Birth: 25 MAR 1936 in Lookout, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 9 APR 1936 in Nuttall District, Fayette County, West Virginia


Sources
1. Title:   Letter written by Geraldine Dempsey Workman to Lois Dempsey Lee
Publication:   Package received in 1995 from Lois Dempsey Lee containing letter, family group sheets, marriage certificates, other misc. notes
2. Title:   "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," (index only)
Page:   Roy Lee Dempsey, SSN 236095553
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007
3. Title:   1900 U.S. Federal Census, (index and images)
Page:   West Virginia, Fayette County, Mountain Cove District, enumeration district 17, sheet 25A, line 1-7, household 425-437, Wm. H. Dempsey
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration,Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication T623, 1854 rolls
4. Title:   1910 U.S. Federal Census, (index and images)
Page:   West Virginia, Fayette County, Mountain Cove magisterial district, enumeration district 20, sheet 6B, lines 51-55, household 71-71, William H. Dempsey
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls
5. Title:   1920 U.S. Federal Census, (index and images)
Page:   West Virginia, Fayette County, precinct 9, Falls magisterial district, Jodie, ED 11, sheet 17A, household 295-295, Roy L. Dempsey
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls

Notes
a. Note:   Birth Record Name: Roy Dempsey Birth Date: 19 Oct 1894 Birth Place: Mt. Cove, Fayette, West Virginia Sex: Male Mother L. B. Note: Reported birth Mother's Age: Mother's Birth Place: Father: W. N. Dempsey Note: Occup. Farmer http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2813709&Type=Birth
  1900 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
  1910 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
  World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Roy Lee Dempsey City: Not Stated County: Fayette State: West Virginia Birthplace: West Virginia;United States of America Birth Date: 19 Oct 1894 Race: Caucasian (White) Roll: 1992386 DraftBoard: 2 Age: Occupation: Nearest Relative: Height/Build: Color of Eyes/Hair: Signature: (in file)
  1920 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Precinct 9, Jodie Falls Magisterial District Enumerated January 22 Enumeration District No. 11, Sheet No. 17A HH #295-295 Dempsey, Roy L. head M W 21 married WV WV WV miner coal mine wage Dempsey, Liliane L. wife 20 married WV WV WV Dempsey, Harry W. son 5 single WV WV WV Dempsey, Josephine daughter 2 single WV WV WV Dempsey, Soda daughter 1 single W WV WV Dempsey, Fred brother 20 single WV WV WV miner coal mine wage (11-17A in file)
  1930 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia HH # Dempsey, Roy head head 36 West Virginia Dempsey, Lillian wife 31 Dempsey, Harry son 15 Dempsey, Josephine daughter 12 Dempsey, Sadie daughter 11 Dempsey, Dovie daughter 9 Dempsey, Opal daughter 8 Dempsey, Herald son 5 Dempsey, Hobart son 4 Dempsey, Cecil son 2 Dempsey, Raymond son 1 (26-7B in file)
  1940 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virignia Fayetteville ED 10-11, sheet 7B image 14/42 Enumerated 4/29/1940 HH #120 Rent $8.00 Dempsey, Roy head head M W 46 M, West Virginia, Coal Leader/Coal Mines Dempsey, Lillian wife F W 41 M West Virginia Dempsey, Sadie daughter F W 22 S West Virginia Dempsey, Herald son M W 18 S West Virginia, Laborer/CCC Dempsey, Hobart son M W 13 S West Virginia Dempsey, Cecil son M W 12 S West Virginia Dempsey, Raymond son M W 11 S West Virginia Dempsey, Alford son M W 10 S West Virginia Dempsey, June daughter F W 8S West Virginia Dempsey, Harry son M W 25 M West Virginia, Coal Leader/Coal Mines Dempsey, Lucille daughter-in-law F W 28 married WV Vannater, Dovie daughter F W 20 married Herndon, Opal daughter F W 19 married (11-7B+8A in file)
  U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: Roy Lee Dempsey Mentions: Birth Date: 19 Oct 1894 Residence: Fayette, West Virginia Birth: Victor, West Virginia Race: White Roll: WW2_2243973 (in file)
  Death Certificate Name: Roy Lee Dempsey Sex: Male Death Date: 13 Aug 1947 Death Place: Fayette, West Virginia Age at Death: 52y 9m 24d Burial Place: Burial Date: Cemetery: Funeral Home: Birth Date: Birth Place: Marital Status: Spouse: Occupation: Address: Residence: Mother: Laurie Ingram Mother's Birth Place: Father: William Henry Dempsey Father's Birth Place: Informant: Clyde Dempsey [brother] (in file)
  Death Record Name: Roy Lee Dempsey Death date: 13 Aug 1947 Death place: Fayeteville, Fayette, West Virginia Gender: Male Age at death: 52 years 9 months 24 days Birth date: 19 Oct 1894 Birth place: Victor Marital status: Widowed Spouse name: Father name: William Henry Dempsey Father birth place: W. Va. Mother name: Laura Ingram Mother birth place: W. Va. Occupation: Coal Leader Street address: Residence: Cemetery name: Burial place: Fayetteville Burial date: 16 Aug 1947 Film number: 584754 Digital GS number: 4226923 Image number: 243 Reference number: v 1945-1948 p 4b Source: County Records Collection: West Virginia Deaths 1853-1970 http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=584754&ImageNumber=243 (243 in file)
  Publication: Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia) Published: Friday Morning, August 15, 1947 Headline: Death Claims Roy Dempsey Oak Hill, Aug. 14 - Roy Lee Dempsey, 52, Fayetteville, died at his home at 9:25 p.m. August 13, after an illness of six months. Dempsey was born at Victor, October 19, 1894. He was a miner and a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church. He is survived by four brothers, Ernest Dempsey, Ansted; Fred Dempsey, Victor; C. L. Dempsey, Garten; Earl Dempsey, Lansing; and one sister, Miss Hester Skaggs, Ansted; and the following children: Harry Dempsey, Oakwood; Harold Dempsey, Fayetteville; Hubert Dempsey, Ft. Eustas, Virginia; Cecil Dempsey, Fayetteville, Alfred Dempsey, Fayetteville; Raymond Dempsey, Fayetteville; Mrs. Josephine Williams, Brooklyn, Mrs. Dove Duncan, Lansing; Mrs. Sadie King, Mrs. Opal Surbaugh, and Mrs. June Dempsey, Fayetteville. Funeral services will be held at the Dempsey Home, Fayetteville, Saturday, August 16, at 2:30 p.m. with the Reverend J. F. Frame, Fayetteville officiating. Burial will be in the Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
  Photo of tombstone courtesy of Audrey Gill (in file)
  Last Will and Testament West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 Fayette Will book, v. 08 1941-1948 Page 416-418 (image 243-244 at FamilySearch) Daughter Opal Surbaugh to be given "what may remain of my estate" to educate and support of two youngest children William Alfred and Carolina June. Witnessed by E. R. Dempsey and John Surbaugh. brother C. L. Dempsey appointed executor of will


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