Raleigh O. Dempsey1

M, #37051, b. 21 Aug 1910, d. Mar 1990
FatherRoy Houston Dempsey1 b. 1 Nov 1884, d. 8 Apr 1975
MotherNocho Rona Bragg1 b. 18 Jan 1887, d. Feb 1984
Birth*21 Aug 1910 Raleigh was born at WV on 21 Aug 1910.2,1 
 He was the son of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg.1 
(Witness) Census7 Jan 1920 Raleigh O. Dempsey appeared on the census of 7 Jan 1920 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Gamoca, Fayette Co, WV.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1930 Raleigh O. Dempsey appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1930 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV.1 
Residence*8 Apr 1975 Raleigh O. Dempsey resided at Victor, Fayette Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1975.3 
Death*Mar 1990 He died in Mar 1990 at age 79..2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
7 Jan 1920Gamoca, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey and Verda M. Dempsey1
16 Apr 1930Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey, Verda M. Dempsey and Rufus Jackson Dempsey1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Roy Houston Dempsey, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Thursday, 10 April 1975.

Raymond E. Dempsey1

M, #37052, b. 15 Nov 1913, d. Sep 1978
FatherRoy Houston Dempsey1 b. 1 Nov 1884, d. 8 Apr 1975
MotherNocho Rona Bragg1 b. 18 Jan 1887, d. Feb 1984
Birth*15 Nov 1913 Raymond E. Dempsey was born on 15 Nov 1913 at WV.2,1 
 He was the son of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg.1 
(Witness) Census7 Jan 1920 Raymond E. Dempsey appeared on the census of 7 Jan 1920 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Gamoca, Fayette Co, WV.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1930 Raymond E. Dempsey appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1930 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV.1 
Residence*8 Apr 1975 Raymond E. Dempsey resided at Victor, Fayette Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1975.3 
Death*Sep 1978 He died in Sep 1978 at Victor, Fayette Co, WV, at age 64..2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
7 Jan 1920Gamoca, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey and Verda M. Dempsey1
16 Apr 1930Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey, Verda M. Dempsey and Rufus Jackson Dempsey1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Roy Houston Dempsey, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Thursday, 10 April 1975.

Robert Otho Dempsey1,2

M, #37053, b. 19 Mar 1916, d. 1 Jan 2008
FatherRoy Houston Dempsey2 b. 1 Nov 1884, d. 8 Apr 1975
MotherNocho Rona Bragg2 b. 18 Jan 1887, d. Feb 1984
Birth*19 Mar 1916 Robert was born at Ansted, Fayette Co, WV, on 19 Mar 1916.1,2 
 He was the son of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg.2 
(Witness) Census7 Jan 1920 Robert Otho Dempsey appeared on the census of 7 Jan 1920 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Gamoca, Fayette Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1930 Robert Otho Dempsey appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1930 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV.2 
Marriage*18 Apr 1937 He married Claudis Sorrell at Ramsey, Fayette Co, WV, on 18 Apr 1937.
Robert Dempsey, age 21, single, b. Ansted, res. Ramsey, par. Roy & Nora, farmer; Claudis Sorrell, age 18, single, b. WV, res. Ramsey, par. n/a & Hettie; md by S.L. Crist at Ramsey.3 
Employment*Jun 1940 Occupation: farmer in Jun 1940 at Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV. WPA farmer.2 
Census*11 Jun 1940 Robert Otho Dempsey and Claudis Sorrell appeared on the census as head of household at Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV, on 11 Jun 1940.2 
Residence*8 Apr 1975 Robert Otho Dempsey resided at Ansted, Fayette Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1975.4 
Death*1 Jan 2008 Robert died on 1 Jan 2008 at Ansted, Fayette Co, WV, at age 91.
ANSTED — Robert Otho Dempsey, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at his residence following a long illness.

Mr. Dempsey was born March 19, 1916, at Ansted, a son of the late Roy Houston and Nocha Rona Dempsey.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Claudis Cathleen Dempsey; four brothers and a sister, Ralph, Raleigh Raymond, Roscoe and Verda McGraw.

He was a charter member of Evergreen Baptist Church, Romont, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. A member of Ansted Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, he was a coal miner for 37 years, retired from Hawks Nest Mining Co., a member of UMWA and a timberman for Webster Hardwood.

He is survived by his children and their husbands, Rona Ethel and Thomas Fields I of Daniels, Reva Macil and James Lively of Powhatan, Va., Ruth Arbutus and Butch Skaggs of Ansted, and Pamela Louise and Randy Miles of Midlothian, Va; 12 grandchildren, Thomas Lee Fields II of Midlothian, Deborah Gale Cantley of Cool Ridge, Juanieta Catherine Richmond of Beaver, Sherill Lane Hanshew of Cumberland, Va., Wanda Marie Tabor of Cumberland, Robert Vernon Hanshew of Powhatan, Ruth Ann Church of Newport, Mich., Gregory Paul Skaggs of Ansted, Robert Douglas Skaggs of Lincoln Park, Mich., Cathy Lyn Demitroff of Brownstown, Mich., Michelle Miles Hammer of Midlothian and Randall Lynn “R.J.” Miles Jr. of Richmond, Va; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Rufus Jackson Dempsey; many loving nieces and nephews of the Dempsey family and many loving members of the Sorrell family.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ansted Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Sorrell Jr. and Thomas Lee Fields II officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Ansted.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeal Home, Ansted.1 
Burial*5 Jan 2008 He was buried on 5 Jan 2008 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Victor, Fayette Co, WV.1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
7 Jan 1920Gamoca, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey and Verda M. Dempsey2
16 Apr 1930Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey, Verda M. Dempsey and Rufus Jackson Dempsey2
11 Jun 1940Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVRobert Otho Dempsey and Claudis Sorrell2

Partners and Children

Marriage*18 Apr 1937 He married Claudis Sorrell at Ramsey, Fayette Co, WV, on 18 Apr 1937.
Robert Dempsey, age 21, single, b. Ansted, res. Ramsey, par. Roy & Nora, farmer; Claudis Sorrell, age 18, single, b. WV, res. Ramsey, par. n/a & Hettie; md by S.L. Crist at Ramsey.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Robert Otho Dempsey, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Friday, 4 January 2008, online at http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x519091337/…, accessed November 2011.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Roy Houston Dempsey, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Thursday, 10 April 1975.
  5. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Verda M. Dempsey1

F, #37054, b. 23 Oct 1918, d. 9 Sep 2003
FatherRoy Houston Dempsey1 b. 1 Nov 1884, d. 8 Apr 1975
MotherNocho Rona Bragg1 b. 18 Jan 1887, d. Feb 1984
Birth*23 Oct 1918 Verda was born at WV on 23 Oct 1918. 1920 census age 8/12.2,1 
 She was the daughter of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg.1 
(Witness) Census7 Jan 1920 Verda M. Dempsey appeared on the census of 7 Jan 1920 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Gamoca, Fayette Co, WV.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1930 Verda M. Dempsey appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1930 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV.1 
Marriage* Verda M. Dempsey married (?) McGraw.3 
Residence*8 Apr 1975 Verda M. Dempsey resided at Ramsey, Fayette Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1975.3 
Death*9 Sep 2003 She died on 9 Sep 2003 at Victor, Fayette Co, WV, at age 84..2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
7 Jan 1920Gamoca, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey and Verda M. Dempsey1
16 Apr 1930Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey, Verda M. Dempsey and Rufus Jackson Dempsey1

Partners and Children

Marriage* Verda M. Dempsey married (?) McGraw.3 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Roy Houston Dempsey, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Thursday, 10 April 1975.

Rufus Jackson Dempsey1,2

M, #37055, b. 15 Sep 1923, d. 1 Sep 2012
FatherRoy Houston Dempsey2 b. 1 Nov 1884, d. 8 Apr 1975
MotherNocho Rona Bragg2 b. 18 Jan 1887, d. Feb 1984
Birth*15 Sep 1923 Rufus was born at Vanetta, Fayette Co, WV, on 15 Sep 1923.3,2 
 He was the son of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg.2 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1930 Rufus Jackson Dempsey appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1930 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Census11 Jun 1940 Rufus Jackson Dempsey appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1940 in the household of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg at Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV.2 
Marriage*20 Jan 1956 He married Mary Lou Carte at Ansted, Fayette Co, WV, on 20 Jan 1956. Rufus J. Dempsey, age 32, single, b. Vanetta, res. Victor, par. Roy & Nocho, mail carrier; Mary Lou Carte, age 23, single, b. Gamoca, res. Victor, par. Cecil & Madeline; md by Guy Vaughn at Ansted.4 
Marriage*15 Aug 1966 He married Jane Radcliffe Martin at Ramsey, Fayette Co, WV, on 15 Aug 1966. Rufus Jackson Dempsey, age 42, divorced, b. Vanetta, res. Lansing, par. Roy & Noca; Jane Radcliffe Martin, age 28, single, b. Lansing, res. Ramsey, par. Eula & Madeline; md by Joseph N. Bragg at Ramsey.4 
Residence*8 Apr 1975 Rufus Jackson Dempsey resided at Ramsey, Fayette Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1975.5 
Residence1 Jan 2008 He resided on 1 Jan 2008, place unspecificied.1 
Death*1 Sep 2012 Rufus died on 1 Sep 2012 at Fayetteville, Fayette Co, WV, at age 88.
FAYETTEVILLE — Rufus Jackson Dempsey, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012, at his home, following a long illness.

Born September 15, 1923, at Vanette, WV, he was the son of the late Roy Houston and Nocho Rona Bragg Dempsey.

Mr. Dempsey was a World War II Army Veteran, and had retired from West Virginia Department of Highways. He was also a member of Salem Road Freewill Baptist Church of Gatewood, WV.

Survivors include his wife: Jane Martin Dempsey of Fayetteville, WV; one daughter: Brittany Dempsey, at home; one daughter-in-law: Juanita Blevins of Fayetteville, WV; four sons: Wayne Justice (Brooke) of Ramsey, WV, Brian Dempsey (Patricia) of Princeton, WV, Mark Dempsey (Glenna) of Beckley, WV, Bradley Dempsey (Melissa) of Princeton, WV; two grandchildren: Brianna Blevins and Isaiah Sneed.

There will be graveside services at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Martin Family Cemetery, Victor, West Virginia, with Pastor Billy Gillman officiating. Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Ansted.

Condolences may be sent to wandwansted@hotmail.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.3 
Burial*4 Sep 2012 His body was interred on 4 Sep 2012 at Victor, Fayette Co, WV, at Martin Family Cem.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
16 Apr 1930Ramsey Pct, Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey, Raleigh O. Dempsey, Raymond E. Dempsey, Robert Otho Dempsey, Verda M. Dempsey and Rufus Jackson Dempsey2
11 Jun 1940Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVRoy Houston Dempsey, Nocho Rona Bragg, Ralph A. Dempsey and Rufus Jackson Dempsey2

Partners and Children

Marriage*20 Jan 1956 He married Mary Lou Carte at Ansted, Fayette Co, WV, on 20 Jan 1956. Rufus J. Dempsey, age 32, single, b. Vanetta, res. Victor, par. Roy & Nocho, mail carrier; Mary Lou Carte, age 23, single, b. Gamoca, res. Victor, par. Cecil & Madeline; md by Guy Vaughn at Ansted.4 

Partners and Children

Marriage*15 Aug 1966 He married Jane Radcliffe Martin at Ramsey, Fayette Co, WV, on 15 Aug 1966. Rufus Jackson Dempsey, age 42, divorced, b. Vanetta, res. Lansing, par. Roy & Noca; Jane Radcliffe Martin, age 28, single, b. Lansing, res. Ramsey, par. Eula & Madeline; md by Joseph N. Bragg at Ramsey.4 

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Robert Otho Dempsey, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Friday, 4 January 2008, online at http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x519091337/…, accessed November 2011.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Rufus Jackson Dempsey, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Monday, 3 September 2012, online at http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x620790295/…, accessed September 2012.
  4. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  5. [S237] Obituary, Roy Houston Dempsey, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Thursday, 10 April 1975.

(?) McGraw1

M, #37056
Marriage* (?) McGraw married Verda M. Dempsey, daughter of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Roy Houston Dempsey, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Thursday, 10 April 1975.

Mollie L. Dempsey1,2

F, #37057, b. Feb 1892
FatherJohn H. Dempsey3 b. Nov 1857, d. 13 Aug 1930
MotherAmanda Ann McClung3 b. 20 May 1864, d. 14 Sep 1938
Birth*Feb 1892 Mollie was born at WV in Feb 1892.2 
 She was the daughter of John H. Dempsey and Amanda Ann McClung.3 
(Witness) Census13 Jun 1900 Mollie L. Dempsey appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in the household of John H. Dempsey and Amanda Ann McClung at Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV.2 
Marriage*24 Sep 1908 She married James Pike at Mulvane, Fayette Co, WV, on 24 Sep 1908.
James Pike, age 23, single, b. Fayette Co, res. Mulvane, par. John & Susan, carpenter; Mollie L. Dempsey, age 16, single, b. Fayette Co, res. Mulvane, par. John H. & Amanda; md by Daniel Wilson at Mulvane.4 
Residence*8 Apr 1975 Mollie L. Dempsey resided at Manassas, Prince William Co, VA, on 8 Apr 1975.1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
13 Jun 1900Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVJohn H. Dempsey, Amanda Ann McClung, Lewis Fredrick Dempsey, Roy Houston Dempsey, Dora V. Dempsey, Ila A. Dempsey, Mollie L. Dempsey, Erna J. Dempsey, Henderson F. Dempsey and Minnie Dempsey2

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Roy Houston Dempsey, Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, Thursday, 10 April 1975.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, 1900 census, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.

James Pike1

M, #37058, b. circa 1885
Birth*circa 1885 James was born at Fayette Co, WV, circa 1885.1 
Marriage*24 Sep 1908 He married Mollie L. Dempsey at Mulvane, Fayette Co, WV, on 24 Sep 1908.
James Pike, age 23, single, b. Fayette Co, res. Mulvane, par. John & Susan, carpenter; Mollie L. Dempsey, age 16, single, b. Fayette Co, res. Mulvane, par. John H. & Amanda; md by Daniel Wilson at Mulvane.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.

Roscoe Dempsey1

M, #37059, b. circa 1921, d. 11 May 1925
FatherRoy Houston Dempsey1 b. 1 Nov 1884, d. 8 Apr 1975
MotherNocho Rona Bragg1 b. 18 Jan 1887, d. Feb 1984
Birth*circa 1921 Roscoe Dempsey was born circa 1921 at Fayette Co, WV.1 
 He was the son of Roy Houston Dempsey and Nocho Rona Bragg.1 
Death*11 May 1925 Roscoe died on 11 May 1925 at Montgomery, Fayette Co, WV. Struck by train, skull fracture.1 

Citations

  1. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.