Tuesday, May 13, 2014



Although a young man, Mr. Dempsey has forged to the front as a party leader, and by his clear, concise and logical editorials has earned wide repute as a writer of vigorous English and an honorable place among the leading newspaper men of this part of the state. He was born May 31, 1874, in Ohio County, Kentucky, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Dempsey, both parents natives of the Blue Grass state and of Irish extraction.

After receiving a preliminary training in the common schools of his native county, Dr. Dempsey became a student of Hartford College, where he was graduated with the class of 1898, following which he finished a commercial course in the Lexington Business College, and then accepted a clerical position with a law firm, his professional life dating from October, 1899. He was employed as stenographer by various law firms, later taught several terms of school and in May, 1904, embarked in journalism at Jasonville, Indiana, which calling he has since followed with most encouraging success. As already indicated, Mr. Dempsey displays distinctive ability as a newspaper man, wielding an elegant and trenchant pen, is eminently fair in discussing the leading questions and issues of the times and his influence in strengthening the local Democracy and shaping the policies of the party has been fruitful in salutary results. His career thus far has been eminently honorable and praiseworthy and the conspicuous place to which he has risen in his chosen field of endeavor may be taken as an earnest of still greater achievements and a more extended sphere of usefulness in years to come.

On the 12th day of February, 1905, Mr. Dempsey was married to Emma Stine, of Jasonville, Indiana, daughter of John and Sarah Stine, and their union has been blessed by the birth of two children, a son named Leon and a daughter who answers to the name of Olga. Mrs. Dempsey is a member of the Christian church and a lady of many estimable qualities, who moves in the best social circles of the town in which she resides. Although not identified with any church, Mr. Dempsey has profound respect for religion and morality and gives his influence and material support to all legitimate means for their advancement. His public spirit also manifests an abiding interest in the material prosperity of Jasonville and Greene County, and he takes great pride in the honorable reputation which this section of Indiana enjoys.

Source:  History of Greene County, Indiana

Note:  Mr. Dempsey died in 1941 and is buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Midland, Greene County, Indiana.

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