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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Virgil Leslie Dempsey: Birth: 13 AUG 1915 in West Virginia. Death: 20 AUG 1967 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut

  2. Ruth Ernestine "Jackie" Dempsey: Birth: 18 JAN 1917 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 11 APR 1957

  3. Bernard Lee Dempsey: Birth: 6 NOV 1923 in Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 12 DEC 1996 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado


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:   Fayette County, West Virginia Birth Records 1888-93
Page:   pg. 432
Author:   Friedley, Beth, comp.
Publication:   Original data: County court records located at Fayette, West Virginia; online ancestry.com
3. Title:   "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," (index only)
Page:   Ernest Rupert Dempsey, SSN N/A
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007
4. 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
5. Title:   1910 U.S. Federal Census, (index and images)
Page:   West Virginia, Fayette County, Mountain Cove magisterial district, enumeration district 20, sheet 6B, lines 48-50, 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

Notes
a. Note:   West Virginia Births 1853-1930 Name: Earnest Dempsey Birth date: 19 Feb 1890 Birth place: Keeneys Creek, Fayette, West Virginia Gender: Male Father name: Wm. Dempsey Father birth place: W. Virginia Age of father: 30 years Mother name: Laura Ingram Mother birth place: W. Virginia Mother age: 21 years Film number: 584761 Digital GS number: 4226929 Image number: 350 Reference number: p 104 Source: County Records http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=584761&ImageNumber=362 (362 in file) http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=584761&ImageNumber=350 (350 in file) http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2803422&Type=Birth http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2803859&Type=Birth http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2715544&Type=Birth
  1900 U.S. Federal Cenus [see father's listing]
  1910 U.S. Federal Cenus [see father's listing]
  World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Ernest Rupert Dempsey City: Not Stated County: Fayette State: West Virginia Birthplace: West Virginia Birth Date: 19 Feb 1890 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 Mountain Cove District, Victor Precinct Enumerator: Walter L. Neal Enumeration District No. 33 Sheet Number 7A Enumeration Date: 13 and 14 January 1920 Mountain Trail, Farm, #119-121 Dempsey, Earnest R. head rents M W 29 married can read & write WV WV WV can speak English miner coal mine Dempsey, Virginia L. wife F W 29 married can read & write WV WV WV can speak English no occ Dempsey, Virgil L. son M W 3 4/12 single WV WV WV no occ Dempsey, Ruth E. daughter F W 2 11/12 single WV WV WV no occ (in file)
  1930 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove Dempsey, Ernest R head 40 married West Virginia Dempsey, Lenora V. wife 39 married Dempsey, Virgal L. son 14 single Dempsey, Ruth E. daughter 13 single Dempsey, Bernnard L. son 10 single (incorrect, Bernard was born in 1923) Dempsey, Ernest R. Jr. son 6 single (27-1B in file) Note: This census listings has an error! There was no child named Ernest R. Jr.
  1940 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia ED #10-36A Sheet 2A HH # Dempsey, Ernest head 50 8th grade WV Dempsey, Virginia wife 49 8th grade WV Dempsey, Bernard son 16 2 yrs high school WV (10-36A 2A in file)
  U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: Ernest Rupert Dempsey Mentions: Birth Date: 19 Feb 1890 Residence: Fayette, West Virginia Birth: Fayette, West Virginia Race: White Roll: WW2_2243973 (in file)
  Certificate of Death Name: Ernest Rupert Dempsey SS #: 234-14-3827 Sex: male Death Date: 06 Apr 1955 Death Place: Raleigh, West Virginia Cause of Death: Auricular Fibrillation; other significant conditions: Pulmonary Emphysema Age at Death: 65 yrs Burial Place: Burial Date: 8 Apr 1955 Cemetery: Huse Memorial Park Funeral Home: Frank C. Thomas, Funeral Director Birth Date: 19 Feb 1890 Birth Place: West Virginia Marital Status: widowed Spouse: not listed Occupation: retired coal miner Address: Ansted Residence: Fayette County, West Virginia Mother: Laura Ingram (deceased) Mother's Birth Place: not listed Father: William Dempsey (deceased) Father's Birth Place: not listed Informant: Hospital Records (in file)
  Publication: The Charleston Gazette Published: Thursday, April 7, 1955 Headline: Obituary Dempsey, Ernest R. - 65, of Ansted, Fayette County, died yesterday in a Beckley hospital after a short illness. He was a retired miner. Surviving are two sons, Virgil Dempsey of Milford, Conn., and Bernard Dempsey of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. John Johnson of Columbus, O.; three brothers, Fred Dempsey of Victor, Clyde Dempsey of Oak Hill, and Earl Dempsey of Lansing; and seven grandchildren. Service will be conducted at 2 p. m. tomorrow in the Baptist Church at Hopewell by Rev. Joe Smith. Burial will be in Hughes Memorial Park in Fayetteville. The body will be taken to the home of his brother, Fred of Victor at 5 p. m. today from Thomas mortuary in Oak Hill.


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