Roe Andrew DEMPSEY Harrison L DEMPSEY Clara Louise BIEBER Elvis J DEMPSEY Rosella DEMPSEY Josie BENSON Mini tree diagram

Thelmer DEMPSEY1,6,2,3,4,5

7th Aug 19201,2,3,4,5 - 12th Jul 20064,5

Life History

7th Aug 1920

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

18th May 1945

Married Clara Louise BIEBER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6,7

5th Oct 1999

Death of Clara Louise BIEBER in at home, Pine Tree, St Francis, Arkansas.5,7,4

12th Jul 2006

Died in at his home, Pine Tree, Saint Francis, Arkansas.4,5

15th Jul 2006

Buried in Forrest Park Cemetery, Forrest City, st Francis County, Arkansas.5

Notes

  • In 1940, Thelma is reported living in Monroe County, Arkansas with hiscousins, Thomas L and Goldean Jenkins Patterson.

    1940 Federal Census, Monroe County, Arkansas, 27 April, DuncanTownship, District 48-14, page 3B, Hse #246, Owns $100
    Patterson, Thomas Head F W 36 Married Grade 9 b Okla Rural 1935 Farmer
    Patterson, Goldean Wife F W 36 Married Grade 12 b Ark same house in1935
    Patterson, Barney Son M W 17 Single Grade 0 b Ark same house in 1935Farmer
    Patterson, Lawrence Son M W 16 Single Grade 4 b Ark same house in 1935Farmer
    Patterson, Charlie Son M W 12 Single Grade 2 b Ark same house in 1935
    Patterson, John Son M W 14 Single Grade 3 b Ark same house in 1935
    Patterson, Jimmie Son M W 2 Single Grade 0 b Ark same house in 1935
    Walker, Winnie Lodger F W 22 Widow Grade 2 b Ark same place in 1935
    Dempsey, Thelma Cousin M W 19 Single Grade 7 b Ark Rural ArkansasCounty, Ark in 1935 Farmer

    Thelma was reported twice in the 1940 census.  He was also reported inhis mother's household with his brother and sister, in the home of herthird husband Rube Ellenberg, whom Josie married in 1938 after thedeath of Roe Dempsey in 1938.

    Thelma's sister Rosella is reported here as the daughter of RubeEllenberg.  But note that she is 6 years old, and her mother marriedRube only in 1938.  Thelma is reported as a girl here and Elvis isreported as Ellis.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 April, CrickettTownship, District 1-6, page 7A, Country Road, Hse #94, Rents $2
    Elenberg, Rube Head F W 30 Married Grade 3 b Ark same house 1935Cotton Farmer [b abt 1910]
    Elenberg, Josie Wife F W 40 Married Grade 3 b Ark same house in 1935[b abt 1900]
    Elenberg, Rosella Dau [stepdaughter] F W 6 Grade 0 b [unrptd] [b abt1934]
    Dempsey, Thelma stepdaughter F W 18 Single Grade 5 b Ark same house in1935 Farm Laborer
    Dempsey, Ellis Stepson M W 16 Single Grade 4 b Ark same house in 1935Farm Laborer
    Weathers, Robert Cousin M W 47 Single Grade 5 b Ark same house in 1935Farm Laborer

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Thelmer Dempsey
    Gender Male
    Age 24, Birth Year abt 1921
    Spouse Clara Hood
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 24
    Marriage Date 18 May 1945

    His Social Security record also spells his name Thelmer.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Thelmer Dempsey
    Last Residence Colt, Saint Francis, Arkansas 72326
    BORN 7 Aug 1920
    Died 12 Jul 2006
    SSN issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Note that the Social Security record reports that his residence at thetime of death was the town of Colt, Arkansas.  His obituary reports hedied at home, at Pine Tree.  Pine Tree is an unincorporated populatedplace 6.6 miles form Colt.  Cot is the closest town to Pine Tree, andprobably where their post office was.

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    Thelmer Dempsey

    Mr. Thelmer Dempsey, age 85, of Pine Tree, died Wednesday, July 12,2006, at his home.

    Mr. Dempsey was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Ethel, the son of Roe AndrewDempsey and Josie Benson Dempsey. He lived in St. Francis County mostof his life, was a farmer, and was a member of the Pine Tree BaptistChurch.

    Mr. Dempsey married Clara Bieber, and she preceded him in death in1999. He is survived by one son, Wayne Dempsey of Forrest City; onedaughter, Juanita Kennedy of Colt; one brother, Elvis Dempsey of St.Charles; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and threegreat-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children,Margaret Garrett and Dorothy Barnes.

    Visitation for Mr. Dempsey will be Friday, July 14, from 6 until 8p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at StevensFuneral Home at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15, with burial in Forrest ParkCemetery.
    --  Forrest City (Arkansas) Times-Herald, Friday, 14 July 2006,http://search.ancestry.com/search/obit/view.aspx?db=web-obituary&kw=&pid=11712922&url=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll%3Fdb%3dweb-obituary%26o_vc%3dRecord%253aOtherRecord%26rhSource%3d3693%26ftm%3d1%26gss%3dangs-i&ftm=1
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    The obituary says he was to be buried in Forrest Park Cemetery, but Ido not find his name or his wife's in the registry for that cemetery.The obituary records on the Arkansas GenWeb report them in thatcemetery, and give the plot number and provide their obits.

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    DEMPSEY THELMER
    Next to Clara Dempsey-Married May 18,1945
    Mr. Thelmer Dempsey, age 85, of Pine Tree, died Wednesday, July 12,2006, at his home.Mr. Dempsey was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Ethel, the sonof Roe Andrew Dempsey and Josie Benson Dempsey. He lived in St.Francis County most of his life, was a farmer, and was a member of thePine Tree Baptist Church.Mr. Dempsey married Clara Bieber, and shepreceded him in death in 1999.

    He is survived by one son, Wayne Dempsey of Forrest City; onedaughter, Juanita Kennedy of Colt; one brother, Elvis Dempsey of St.Charles; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and threegreat-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children,Margaret Garrett and Dorothy Barnes.Visitation for Mr. Dempsey will beFriday, July 14, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Funeralservices will be at Stevens Funeral Home at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15,with burial in Forrest Park Cemetery
    --  St Francis County, Arkansas GenWeb,http://www.argenweb.net/stfrancis/OBIT/D.htm?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true
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    Find a Grave also has photos of their gravestone with obits.  I won'tpost those here, but will provide the website link.
    --  Find a Grave,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=dempsey&GSiman=1&GScid=53921&GRid=15604129&

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