The Dempsey Family
What About These Dempseys?
One Hugh Dempsey is involved in
some land transactions in
Hugh married Margaret, born
The surviving brother John is the young man who later married Catherine Loudermilch. And we have already learned that of John and Catherine’s six children, only the one named after his grandfather, Hugh, survived and thrived. He was the young man who married Eliza Ann Renchler/Rangler.
After their marriage
In 1880 census,
Hughe Dempsey, 28, born PA;
Catherine Dempsy, 67, mother, born PA;
Eliza A., 27, wife, born OH;
Carrie C., 5, daughter, born OH:
John D., 3, son, born OH; and
Emma A., 1, daughter, born OH.
In 1900 census, at 700 North
Hugh Dempsey, 48, now a widower, born MAR 1852, PA;
John, 23, son, born DEC 1876, OH;
Joseph, 19, son, born JUL 1880, OH; and
Laura, 18, daughter, born FEB 1872.
(Daughter Carrie is now Mrs. O'Harra and daughter Emma is Mrs. George
In the 1920 census,
Hugh Dempsey, now 70, born PA, living alone.
Nearby, we have at
Obituary: printed in Morning
Services to be held at Toledo today for Hugh Dempsey
Former Resident of
Funeral services will be held this afternoon for Hugh Dempsey, a former
Mr. Dempsey leaves three daughters and one son. They are Mrs. O'Harra at whose home he died;
Mrs. T.F. Richards,
We are most interested in Hugh Dempsey’s daughter Carrie Catherine – Mrs. W.F. O’Harra, above.
Carrie Catherine Dempsey O’Harra
Carrie Catherine was 22 years old when her mother Eliza Ann died. She was already married to William Frederick O’Harra. Carrie was later known as the family midwife, attending the births of many nieces and nephews, and possibly assisting neighbors and friends, as well.
Obituary: Mrs. Carrie O'Harra
Mrs. Carrie C. O'Harra, who had resided here with a daughter, Mrs.
Ethel L. Smith, of 300 and a half North Main Street, for many years, died in
She was a daughter of Hugh and Eliza (Renshler) Dempsey. Her husband, William F. O'Harra, died in 1941.
A son, Robert R., lives at
Services will be held in
(Services will be at Saturday at Pierstoff Funeral Home,
The 1930 Federal Census for
Carrie O'Harra, 55, head of household;
Robert R. O'Harra, 11, son;
Alma M. Bartell, 28, daughter, saleslady in dry goods store;
Earl J. M. O'Harra, 23, son, checker, steam railroad;
Jennie E. O'Harra, 23, daughter-in-law;
William L. O'Harra, grandson.
Let us leave Wyandot and Lucas
counties in northern