Mary Jane Dempsey: Birth: 25 JAN 1906. Death: 18 APR 1993
Clara Gustava Dempsey: Birth: 2 OCT 1907. Death: 20 JUN 1995
Cecil Leroy Dempsey: Birth: 17 OCT 1909. Death: 11 MAY 1990
Parthena Geraldine Dempsey: Birth: 2 JUN 1916. Death: 14 NOV 1995
Note: and month of birth do not match for John Owen Dempsey. See birth record below.
Birth Record Name: J. O. Dempsey Birth Date: May 1879 (sic) Birth Place: Loop Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia Sex: Female (sic) Mother: M.S. Dempsey Mother's Age: not listed Mother's Birth Place: not listed Father: Ed. Dempsey Giving information: mother
John Owen Dempsey appears to have been raised by his grandparents.
1880 U.S. Federal Census [see adoptive parents' listing]
1900 U.S. Federal Census searching....not with adoptive mother Melvina or with birth mother Mary Susan Dempsey West.
1910 U.S. Federal Census Champaign County, Ohio Salem Dempsey, John O. head 31 married(1) 6 yrs Dempsey, Ethel S. wife 25 married(1) 6 yrs mother of 3,3 living Dempsey, Mary J. daughter 4 Dempsey, Clara G. daughter 2 Dempsey, Cecil L. son 6/12
U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: John Owen Dempsey County: Champaign State: Ohio Birth Date: 30 Mar 1879 Race: White Age: Occupation: Nearest Relative: Ethel Slesta Dempsey, wife Height/Build: Color of Eyes/Hair: Signature:
1920 U.S. Federal Census Champaign County, Ohio Salem Dempsey, John O. head 40 divorced Dempsey, Mary J. daughter 13 Dempsey, Clara G. daughter 12 Dempsey, Cecile L. son 10 Dempsey, Naomi M. daughter 8
1930 U.S. Federal Census Champaign County, Ohio Salem Dempsey, J. Owen head 51 divorced Dempsey, Cecil L. son 20 Dempsey, Parthenia G. daughter 13
1940 U.S. Federal Census Champaign County, Ohio Salem Smith, Alden C. head 25 Smith, Parthenia wife 23 Smith, Robert B. son 8 Smith, Marlin son 2 Smith, Wayne son 3/12 Dempsey, John O. father-in-law 61
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: John Owen Dempsey Birth Date: 3 Mar 1879 Birth Place: Fayette County, West Virginia Residence: Champaign Co, Ohio Race: White Age: Occupation: Nearest Relative: Mrs. A. C. Smith, daughter Height/Build: Color of Eyes/Hair: Signature:
Certificate of Death Name: John Owen Dempsey Death Date: 28 Aug 1946 Death Place: Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio Birth Date: 30 Mar 1879 Estimated Birth Year: Birthplace: Fayette Co. W. Va. Death Age: 67 years 4 months 28 days Gender: Male Marital Status: Race or Color: Caucasian Street Address: Occupation: Residence: Burial Date: Burial Place: Cemetery Name: Spouse's Name: Father's Name: not listed Father's Birthplace: not listed Mother's Name: not listed Mother's Birthplace: not listed Informant: Cecil L. Dempsey, Urbana, Ohio Film Number: 2372813 Digital Folder Number: 4074808 Image Number: 03461 Certificate Number: 46632 Collection: Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 (in file)
Note: Possible that his birth was reported by his mother however sex of J. O.
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