Rachel Dempsey (1916 - 1993)

A photo of Rachel Dempsey
Rachel Dempsey
1916 - 1993
updated February 06, 2019
Rachel Dempsey was born on January 19, 1916. She died on January 21, 1993 at 77 years of age. We know that Rachel Dempsey had been residing in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.


Rachel Dempsey Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Rachel Dempsey, honor her ancestry & genealogy, and her immediate Dempsey family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Rachel Dempsey

First name


Middle name


Maiden name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




Rachel Dempsey was born on


Rachel Dempsey died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Rachel.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Rachel Dempsey?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Rachel's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Rachel a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas


Did Rachel finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Rachel attend?


Share what Rachel did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Rachel's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Rachel serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Rachel Dempsey?
View other bios of people named Rachel Dempseys
Back to Top

Rachel Dempsey Family Tree

Rachel's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Dempsey family tree.

Rachel's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Rachel Dempsey
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Rachel's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Rachel Dempsey. Below are potential family photos that share Rachel's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Rachel during various points of her life


Share Memories about Rachel

What do you remember about Rachel Dempsey? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Rachel is remembered.

Rachel Dempsey Obituary

This obit of Rachel Dempsey is maintained by Rachel's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Rachel Dempsey passed away on January 21, 1993 at age 77. She was born on January 19, 1916. There is no information about Rachel's immediate family. We know that Rachel Dempsey had been residing in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Rachel Dempsey

1916 - 1993 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Rachel's lifetime

In 1916, in the year that Rachel Dempsey was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1929, Rachel was merely 13 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1930, she was only 14 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1950, when she was 34 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1993, in the year of Rachel Dempsey's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

Other Biographies

Other Rachel Dempseys

Rachel Dempsey

Melbourne, Australia
Rachel Dempsey
around 1863 - Jan 27, 1945

Other Dempseys

B R Dempsey
Feb 1, 1931 - Sep 15, 1990
Betty E Dempsey
Apr 7, 1933 - Dec 11, 2008
Pine Bluff, AR
Joyce M Dempsey
Jan 20, 1935 - Nov 21, 2010
Russellville, AR
Bobby E Dempsey
May 12, 1934 - Dec 8, 2006
Camden, AR
Lillie Dempsey
Dec 3, 1890 - June 1970
Little Rock, Arkansas
Albert T Dempsey
Jun 28, 1939 - Oct 5, 2001
Dickinson, TX
Douglas E Dempsey
Jan 22, 1935 - Dec 8, 1999
Vera Dempsey
Mar 9, 1909 - November 1980
Conway, Arkansas
Iva O Dempsey
Aug 23, 1896 - Dec 15, 1969
Brookland, AR
Linda S Dempsey
Mar 14, 1944 - May 4, 2003
Gladys L Dempsey
Jul 1, 1908 - Nov 20, 1987
Saint Charles, AR
Gerald Dempsey
Apr 8, 1952 - July 1983
Leonard L Dempsey
Jan 28, 1918 - Jul 3, 1997
Greenbrier, AR
Alton J Dempsey
Aug 29, 1921 - January 1992
Joe Dempsey
Jan 19, 1896 - June 1985
Waldo, Arkansas
Kenneth F Dempsey
May 25, 1956 - May 2, 2009
Benton, AR
Hardin I Dempsey
Jul 4, 1918 - Apr 29, 2009
Booneville, AR
Ted Dempsey
Nov 24, 1905 - June 1970
Conway, Arkansas
Jack Dempsey
Nov 8, 1921 - Jun 23, 1979
Ophelia Dempsey
Feb 27, 1898 - Dec 5, 1988
Gary, IN

Other Bios

Euna Lott
Oct 1, 1919 - November 1986
Gentry, Arkansas
Cassie M Caton
Nov 27, 1908 - Dec 21, 1998
Fort Smith, AR
Birlee Owens
Feb 22, 1921 - May 7, 2009
Fort Smith, AR
Wilbur H Laws
Oct 13, 1928 - Apr 29, 1995
Van Buren, AR
Rosa Brumley
Jun 20, 1930 - Dec 17, 1993
Victorville, CA
Catherine Jeffries
Jun 15, 1912 - Jan 24, 1996
Van Buren, AR
Lois M Bryant
Sep 21, 1920 - Oct 13, 1999
Hooker, OK
G Dean
Mar 11, 1920 - February 1976
Joan Burks
Jan 14, 1930 - April 1978
Alma A Henry
Dec 20, 1897 - Jun 27, 1995
Kennett, MO
William Walker
Jul 11, 1911 - January 1981
Morrilton, Arkansas
Howard Killough
Aug 5, 1920 - February 1980
Lamar, Arkansas
Vernia Lovett
Sep 15, 1909 - January 1986
Booneville, Arkansas
Alton Austin Lewis
Mar 16, 1921 - Feb 17, 2010
Bellflower, CA
Hugh Henderson
Jan 27, 1921 - Sep 17, 2000
Harrison, AR
Joe M Robinson
Nov 19, 1909 - Mar 1, 1995
Vallejo, CA
Ralph Cecil Barton
Jan 14, 1918 - Oct 29, 1971
Portland, OR
Austin E Ownbey
Feb 23, 1921 - Nov 19, 2007
Bethany, OK
Woodrow Cowell
Apr 18, 1912 - Nov 13, 2001
Lamar, AR
Martin Fimpel
Jan 19, 1919 - April 1978
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Success Stories from Biographies like Rachel Dempsey
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.