Ada Dempsey (1876 - 1928)

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Ada Dempsey
1876 - 1928
updated February 06, 2019
Ada Dempsey was born around 1876. She died on February 16, 1928 in New York at 52 years old.

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Ada Dempsey died on in Manhattan County, New York United States

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Ada Dempsey died on February 16, 1928 in New York at age 52. She was born around 1876. We have no information about Ada's family or relationships.
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In 1876, in the year that Ada Dempsey was born, on February 14th, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone. So did Elisha Gray. A month later, on March 7th, Bell was granted the patent and on the 10th, he made his first successful telephone call - in which he said: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

In 1884, when she was just 8 years old, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1901, she was 25 years old when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1913, Ada was 37 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1928, in the year of Ada Dempsey's passing, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

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Adelaide E Dempsey
around 1858 - Feb 2, 1917
Adele A Dempsey
around 1899 - Jun 24, 1902
Agnes Dempsey
around 1870 - Jun 26, 1899
Agnes Dempsey
around 1874 - Jan 31, 1895
Agnes Dempsey
around 1892 - Oct 30, 1909
Agnes Dempsey
around 1848 - Jan 8, 1920
Agnes Dempsey
around 1867 - Dec 29, 1924
Agnes Dempsey
around 1849 - Apr 1, 1936
Agnes A Dempsey
around 1911 - Oct 8, 1931
Agnes M Dempsey
around 1891 - Jul 2, 1894
Agnes M Dempsey
around 1884 - Sep 25, 1937
Agnes O Dempsey
around 1908  - Jul 5, 1908
Albert J Dempsey
around 1894 - Nov 28, 1925
Alexander Dempsey
around 1913 - Jul 17, 1914
Alexander Dempsey
around 1929 - Apr 30, 1930
Alexander A Dempsey
around 1867 - Jan 9, 1934
Alfred Dempsey
around 1912 - Nov 12, 1919
Alfred Dempsey
around 1877 - Mar 4, 1946
Alfred A Dempsey
around 1898 - Aug 27, 1904
Alice Dempsey
around 1808 - Feb 2, 1894

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Adelaide E Dempsey
around 1858 - Feb 2, 1917
Adele A Dempsey
around 1899 - Jun 24, 1902
Agnes Dempsey
around 1870 - Jun 26, 1899
Agnes Dempsey
around 1874 - Jan 31, 1895
Agnes Dempsey
around 1892 - Oct 30, 1909
Agnes Dempsey
around 1848 - Jan 8, 1920
Agnes Dempsey
around 1867 - Dec 29, 1924
Agnes Dempsey
around 1849 - Apr 1, 1936
Agnes A Dempsey
around 1911 - Oct 8, 1931
Agnes M Dempsey
around 1891 - Jul 2, 1894
Agnes M Dempsey
around 1884 - Sep 25, 1937
Agnes O Dempsey
around 1908  - Jul 5, 1908
Albert J Dempsey
around 1894 - Nov 28, 1925
Alexander Dempsey
around 1913 - Jul 17, 1914
Alexander Dempsey
around 1929 - Apr 30, 1930
Alexander A Dempsey
around 1867 - Jan 9, 1934
Alfred Dempsey
around 1912 - Nov 12, 1919
Alfred Dempsey
around 1877 - Mar 4, 1946
Alfred A Dempsey
around 1898 - Aug 27, 1904
Alice Dempsey
around 1808 - Feb 2, 1894
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