James Elvin HOOD Thelmer DEMPSEY Mini tree diagram

Clara Louise BIEBER6,1,2,5,3,4

also known as 7

25th Oct 19201,2,3,4 - 5th Oct 19997,1,2

Life History

25th Oct 1920

Born in Helena, Phillips, Arkansas.1,2,3,4

8th Jan 1937

Married James Elvin HOOD in Cross County, Arkansas.5,6

before 1945

Divorced from James Elvin HOOD.6

18th May 1945

Married Thelmer DEMPSEY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6,1

29th Nov 1993

Death of James Elvin HOOD in Tulare County, California.8

5th Oct 1999

Died in Pine Tree, St Francis, Arkansas.7,1,2

7th Oct 1999

Buried in Forrest Park Cemetery, Forrest City, st Francis County, Arkansas.1

Other facts


Also Known As2: Clara Louise Hood.3,5,6


  • Clara married her first husband in 1937.

    Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939
    Volume 1, Certificate #08671
    Clara L Bieber
    Spouse James E Hood
    License Date 8 Jan 1937
    Cross County

    There was a second marriage record for these same two, in 1941.  Clara's name there is Clara Louise Hood.  Did they just have a second ceremony?  It is in the same county.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Clara Louise Hood
    Age 20, Birth Year abt 1921
    Residence Saint Francis, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name James Elvin Hood
    Spouse's Age 22
    Spouse's Residence Colt, St Francis, Arkansas
    Marriage Date 22 May 1941 Cross County
    Marriage License Date 21 May 1941

    1940 Federal Census, St Francis County, Arkansas, 9 April, L'Anguille, District 62-73A, page 3A, Jackson Rd, Hse #44, Owns $200
    Hood, James Head F W 21 Married Grade 8 b Georgia Denton, Comanche Co OK in 1935 farmer [b abt 1819]
    Hood, Clara Wife F W 20 Married Grade 7 b Arkansas, Mississippi Co, Arkansas in 1935 [b abt 1820]
    Hood, Margaret Dau F W 2 Single Grade 0 b Arkansas [b abt 1938]
    Hood, Bessie Dau F W 3mos Single Grade 0 b Arkansas [b abt Jan 1940]

    In this census, her brother Claud is enumerated next door to them.  Clara's parents Clarence and Bessie are living on the other side of Claud.

    Clara married her second husband Thelmer Dempsey in 1945.  I have not found a divorce record for her first husband James Elvin Hood.  But he died in California in 1993, so they must have been divorced.  She married her second husband in the St Francis County and died there in 1999.

    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

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Clara L Dempsey
    Birth Date 25 Oct 1920
    Address 257 Sfc, Colt, AR, 72326


    Next to Thelmer Dempsey-Married May 18,1945
    Clara Louise Dempsey, age 78, of Pine Tree, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Helena and was the daughter of A.C. Bieber and Bessie Harris Bieber. She was a resident of Pine Tree for most of her life where she was a housewife and a member of the Pine Tree Baptist Church.

    She married Thelmer Dempsey in 1945, and he survives her along with a son, Wayne Dempsey of Pine Tree; two daughters, Margaret Garrett of Forrest City and Nita Kennedy of Colt; one brother, Leroy Bieber of Forrest City; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Barnes in 1987.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Yates officiating with burial following at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
    --  Arkansas GenWeb, St Francis County, http://www.argenweb.net/stfrancis/OBIT/D.htm?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Clara Dempsey
    BORN 25 Oct 1920
    Died 5 Oct 1999
    Last Residence Colt, Saint Francis, Arkansas 72326
    SSN 429-36-3790 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)


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