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William Dempsey
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1827
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: Apr. 2, 1857
Frontenac County
Ontario, Canada

Fourth of five children born in Drumack, Rasharkin, Co Antrim to Edward Dempsey and his first wife Jane Hay. They were all baptised at First Kilrea Presbyterian in County Derry, about 20 miles away.

In 1832 the Montreal Emigration Society brought the entire family to Prescott, Ontario.

In 1857 William was headed to his job as a stagecoach driver in the Village of Long Island, Ontario, when the Kingston ferry boat slid out of control on the ice and was swamped.

According to the Kingston Daily News three swam to shore, seven were rescued by young men on shore but sadly five drowned, including William, age 29.
Family links: 
  Edward Dempsey (1799 - 1886)
  Jane Hay Dempsey (1800 - 1840)
  John Dempsey (1822 - 1899)*
  Martha Dempsey Carmichael (1826 - 1899)*
  William Dempsey (1827 - 1857)
*Calculated relationship

In Memory of
Son of
Edward & Jane
who died April 2
aged 26 [29] y'rs

Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke
South Gower Cemetery
South Gower
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Fay Carmichael
Record added: Apr 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88460035
William Dempsey
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William Dempsey
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 Added: Nov. 15, 2012

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