Peter Dempsey (1896 - 1979)

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Peter Dempsey
1896 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Peter Dempsey was born on August 25, 1896. He died in July 1979 at 82 years old. We know that Peter Dempsey had been residing in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.

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Peter Dempsey passed away in July 1979 at 82 years old. He was born on August 25, 1896. There is no information about Peter's family. We know that Peter Dempsey had been residing in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island.
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In 1896, in the year that Peter Dempsey was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1920, Peter was 24 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1941, at the age of 45 years old, Peter was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1965, he was 69 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1979, in the year of Peter Dempsey's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Josephine Dempsey
Nov 2, 1892 - November 1980
Providence, RI
John Dempsey
Feb 12, 1925 - Dec 27, 2002
Cranston, RI
Margaret Dempsey
Aug 13, 1902 - September 1982
Pawtucket, RI
Margaret F Dempsey
Nov 25, 1905 - Dec 28, 1998
Providence, RI
Margaret Dempsey
Sep 14, 1908 - July 1979
Pawtucket, RI
Margaret Dempsey
Mar 3, 1905 - June 1973
Cranston, RI
Thomas Dempsey
Jul 24, 1914 - August 1987
Providence, RI
Eva B Dempsey
Sep 13, 1906 - Apr 8, 1998
Coventry, RI
Justin Dempsey
Apr 6, 1901 - September 1985
Concord, MA
John Dempsey
Jan 19, 1902 - March 1969
Providence, RI
Mary L Dempsey
Sep 25, 1917 - Dec 19, 1996
Cranston, RI
Patrick Dempsey
Aug 15, 1878 - January 1976
Greenville, RI
Catherine Dempsey
Jan 6, 1906 - November 1972
Pawtucket, RI
William Dempsey
Dec 25, 1896 - July 1970
Paulsboro, NJ
Edward J Dempsey
May 8, 1927 - Dec 3, 2006
Warwick, RI
Marie T Dempsey
Aug 4, 1925 - Apr 2, 1997
Daytona Beach, FL
Leroy Dempsey
Jun 6, 1909 - May 1972
Warwick, RI
Claire T Dempsey
Dec 9, 1929 - May 7, 2001
Portsmouth, RI
Loretta Dempsey
Apr 28, 1897 - November 1981
Providence, RI
James J Dempsey Jr
Apr 28, 1935 - Mar 19, 2007
Wakefield, RI

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Apr 18, 1915 - Jan 23, 1990
Pawtucket, RI
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Mar 30, 1913 - Oct 16, 2003
Pawtucket, RI
Mary Wnuk
Jun 15, 1893 - December 1980
Pawtucket, RI
Glen Lawrence
May 4, 1917 - June 1975
Thomas L Harrison
Aug 12, 1921 - May 17, 1993
Kerrville, TX
Philia M Cantin
Nov 5, 1891 - Mar 12, 1988
Pawtucket, RI
Jennie Czech
Sep 27, 1913 - March 1970
Pawtucket, RI
John Deighan
Apr 2, 1877 - May 1967
Pawtucket, RI
Frank J Wojcik
May 19, 1922 - Nov 26, 2003
Riverside, RI
Mary Barber
Dec 21, 1920 - August 1969
Barbara E Longley
Mar 17, 1921 - Jul 18, 1997
Cranston, RI
Congetta M Roy
Oct 27, 1921 - June 1992
Pawtucket, RI
Florence Leal
May 16, 1916 - Sep 8, 1993
Pawtucket, RI
Gloria Villeneuve
Oct 18, 1921 - August 1980
Pawtucket, RI
Rose Mary Gray
Dec 1, 1920 - June 1990
Cypress, CA
Peter J Bociek
Oct 9, 1923 - Apr 1, 2005
Pawtucket, RI
Paul Fairhurst
Jan 2, 1924 - March 1978
Pawtucket, RI
Manuel Paiva
Sep 29, 1923 - Dec 13, 2006
Kelseyville, CA
Edward Capocci
Jul 16, 1922 - April 1980
Suffern, NY
Moses Kando
Feb 17, 1921 - Oct 22, 1987
Pawtucket, RI
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