James Snowden Dempsey

Submitted by Rich Skinner, great grandson 

James Snowden Dempsey, son of David Dempsey and Jane Arthurs was born on 27 Mar 1842 in Dempseytown, Venango County, PA. He died on 11 Sep 1898 in McDonald, Washington County, PA. The cause of death was typhoid fever. He was buried south of Pittsburgh, PA. 

James married Alvina Elizabeth Cooper, daughter of Philson Cooper and Mary Reed in PA. Alvina was born on 1 Aug 1860 in Cooperstown (Venango) PA. She died on 7 Jul 1922 in Jerusalem Corners, PA. She was buried on 9 Jul 1922 in United Brethren Church Cemetery in Jerusalem Corners, PA. She was a sister to John and Rob Cooper.

James and Alvina became the parents of the following children:

  • Rosa Ann Dempsey was born on 22 May 1881 in Brookville Jefferson Co., PA. She died on 1 Dec 1945 in Painesville, Lake Co, OH. 
  • Lester James Dempsey was born on 31 Dec 1883. He died on 4 Oct 1885. 
  • Charles Lee Dempsey was born on 1 Feb 1886 in Rouseville, Venango Co., PA. He died on 10 Aug 1950 in Deshon V.A. Hospital, Butler Co., PA. He was buried in Jerusalem Corners Cemetery. 
  • Orren Robert Dempsey was born on 28 Jul 1888 in Dempseytown, PA. He died on 19 Aug 1962 at home in Chardon, Geauga County, OH. The cause of death was a stroke. He was buried in Chardon Cemetery, Chardon, Geauga, OH. 
  • Nora Mae Dempsey was born on 22 Sep 1891 in Reno,  Venango Co.,  PA. She died on 19 Jan 1965 in Corry, Erie Co., PA. She was buried on 21 Jan 1965 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta Township, Crawford, PA. 
  • Floyd Earl Dempsey was born on 7 Oct 1894 in Dempseytown, Venango Co., PA. He died on 2 Dec 1947 in Home. The cause of death was injuries from working on an oil lease. He was buried in Sanford Cemetery near Grand Valley, PA. 
  • Blanche B. Dempsey was born on 23 Jul 1897. She died on 30 Jan 1969 in Saegertown, Crawford Co., PA. 

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