Frank B DEMPSEY Forrest E DEMPSEY Dabney C EDWARDS Benjamin Dabney EDWARDS Minnie D HERR Mini tree diagram

Gladys DEMPSEY1,2,3,7,4,5,6

about 19081,2,3,4,5,6 - 29th Oct 19364

Life History

about 1908

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6

5th Mar 1927

Married Dabney C EDWARDS in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.7

10th May 1928

Birth of son Benjamin Dabney EDWARDS in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.4,3,8,5

29th Oct 1936

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.4

after 29th Oct 1936

Buried in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.4


  • 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 11 May, Prairie Township, District 12, Page 11B, Hse/Fam #211
    Dempsey, Frank Head M W 29 Married AR AR AR Day Laborer Rents [b abt 1881]
    Dempsey, Minnie Wife F W 27 Married IN IN IN [b abt 1883]
    Dempsey, Forester Son M W 5 AR AR IN [b abt 1905]
    Dempsey, Gladys Dau F W 3 AR AR IN [b abt 1907]

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 January, Keaton Township, District 11, page 9B,  Hse #16, Fam #169
    Dempsey, Frank Head Owns M W 40 Married AR US AR  Rice Farm Engineer
    Dempsey, Minnie Wife F W 38 Married IN IN IN
    Dempsey, Glady[s] Dau M W 12 Single AR AR IN

    Justin Dempsey has a few details in a sparse and undocumented genealogy, that may be helpful.  He has what appears to be Gladys' married name Edwards, but does not have the name of her husband.

    Birth 1908 in Indiana [Should be Arkansas, but 1930 census has Indiana]
    Death Unknown
    Frank DEMPSEY b 1880
    Minnie (_____ ) DEMPSEY b 1882
    --  Justin Dempsey,

    With that surname I was able to find the marriage record, which give Gladys' husband's initials.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Gladys Dempsey
    Age 19, Birth Year abt 1908
    Residence Dewitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name D C Edwards
    Spouse's Gender Male
    Spouse's Age 31
    Spouse's Residence Dewitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 5 Mar 1927 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 5 Mar 1927

    In the 1930 census, Gladys is reported married, but her husband is not enumerated in the household, where she and her son are living with her parents.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 April, Keaton Township, District 15, page 2A, Hse/Fam #25
    Dempsey, Frank Head Rents M W 50 Married at age 23 [abt 1903] AR NC AR Farmer [b abt 1880]
    Dempsey, Minnie Wife F W 45 Married at age 21 [abt 1906] IN IN IN [b abt 1885]
    Edwards, Gladys Dau F W 21 Married at age 19 [abt 1927 - based on age of child] IN AR IN [b abt 1909]
    Edwards, Benjamin Grandson M W 23mos AR AR IN Farmer [b abt 1923]

    Gladys Leona Edwards
    Birth Aug. 3, 1908
    Death Oct. 29, 1936
    Burial De Witt Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Jerry Grisham Jul 23, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #94095157,


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