Ray Dempsey (1904 - 1972)

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Ray Dempsey
1904 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Ray Dempsey was born on March 21, 1904. He died in March 1972 at 67 years old. We know that Ray Dempsey had been residing in Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon.


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Ray Dempsey passed away in March 1972 at 67 years of age. He was born on March 21, 1904. We are unaware of information about Ray's family. We know that Ray Dempsey had been residing in Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon.
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1904 - 1972 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Ray Dempsey was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1916, he was just 12 years old when the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1928, he was 24 years old when 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.

In 1944, by the time he was 40 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1972, in the year of Ray Dempsey's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Aug 14, 1889 - February 1982
Dallas, Oregon
Michael Dempsey
Sep 12, 1885 - May 1964
Linda K Dempsey
Sep 7, 1943 - Aug 28, 1996
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Dec 6, 1962 - Jun 11, 2010
John Dempsey
Aug 20, 1907 - September 1973
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Nov 25, 1901 - Jul 17, 1991
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Jan 22, 1904 - August 1985
San Francisco, California
Edith Dempsey
Jan 7, 1893 - September 1985
San Francisco, California
Marie Dempsey
Jan 19, 1904 - June 1981
Patterson, California
Thomas Dempsey
Mar 12, 1900 - August 1979
Patterson, California
Jane E Dempsey
Mar 30, 1919 - July 1992
Sandy, OR
Helen B Dempsey
Jun 14, 1920 - Feb 25, 2006
Laguna Beach, CA
Martin Dempsey
Oct 23, 1904 - November 1970
Laytonville, California
Joseph Dempsey
Jan 8, 1911 - Aug 14, 2005
San Jose, CA
Merritt Dempsey
Mar 14, 1890 - March 1981
Tulare, California
Geraldine Dempsey
Apr 23, 1917 - January 1991
Redwood City, CA
Arthur C Dempsey
Dec 11, 1920 - Aug 26, 1999
Ben Lomond, CA

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