Roland Dempsey (1884 - 1964)

A photo of Roland Dempsey
Roland Dempsey
1884 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
Roland Dempsey was born on July 11, 1884. He died in September 1964 at age 80. We know that Roland Dempsey had been residing in Massachusetts.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Roland 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 Roland Dempsey, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Dempsey family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Roland Dempsey

First name

Roland

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Roland Dempsey was born on

Death

Roland Dempsey died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Roland.

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

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

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Roland a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Massachusetts

Education

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

Professions

Share what Roland did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

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

Military Service

Did Roland serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

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

Roland Dempsey Family Tree

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

Roland's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Roland Dempsey
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Roland's Family Photos

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

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Roland

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

Roland Dempsey Obituary

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

Roland Dempsey died in September 1964 at age 80. He was born on July 11, 1884. We are unaware of information about Roland's immediate family. We know that Roland Dempsey had been residing in Massachusetts.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Roland Dempsey

1884 - 1964 World Events

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

In 1884, in the year that Roland Dempsey was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1909, by the time he was 25 years old, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1930, by the time he was 46 years old, 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 1953, by the time he was 69 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1964, in the year of Roland Dempsey's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

Other Biographies

Other Roland Dempseys

Roland L Dempsey
Jun 23, 1927 - Feb 9, 1998
Newark, DE
Roland Dempsey
Feb 6, 1890 - June 1969
Wilmington, Delaware

Other Dempseys

Paul Dempsey
Mar 7, 1908 - October 1980
Rindge, NH
Jeremiah Dempsey
Dec 25, 1901 - August 1965
Boston, MA
James P Dempsey
May 6, 1899 - Feb 16, 1989
Haverhill, MA
Marion Dempsey
Jan 30, 1912 - November 1980
Norwood, MA
Patrick Dempsey
Nov 17, 1911 - June 1980
Norwood, MA
Eleanor A Dempsey
Apr 26, 1920 - Apr 22, 2009
Warwick, RI
Joseph Dempsey
Jul 15, 1911 - July 1986
Lawrence, MA
Louis S Dempsey
Jan 23, 1898 - Jan 1, 1967
Lawrence, MA
Richard C Dempsey
Jul 19, 1921 - May 19, 1991
Donald A Dempsey
May 22, 1922 - Mar 6, 2009
Kennebunk, ME
Mary Dempsey
Sep 20, 1892 - November 1981
Charlestown, MA
John Dempsey
Nov 8, 1921 - February 1976
Veronica Dempsey
Jan 3, 1903 - June 1987
Brant Rock, MA
Phyllis M Dempsey
Aug 22, 1921 - Mar 29, 2001
Marshfield, MA
Marion Dempsey
Jul 6, 1923 - August 1983
Blanche Dempsey
Mar 19, 1908 - January 1971
Lowell, MA
Joseph W Dempsey
Mar 17, 1918 - Feb 11, 2008
Ayer, MA
Thomas E Dempsey
Apr 28, 1925 - Apr 7, 2003
New London, NH
Daniel Dempsey
Jan 14, 1899 - March 1970
M Carolyn Dempsey
Sep 27, 1931 - Jul 11, 2008
Dalton, MA

Other Bios

Alban Belliveau
Oct 28, 1903 - May 1974
Leominster, MA
Alfred Edman
Jul 5, 1882 - October 1963
Massachusetts
Emma Gagne
Jul 18, 1885 - November 1968
Canada
Herman Hertel
Jun 29, 1910 - December 1980
Fitchburg, MA
Raoul P Brodeur
Jun 19, 1915 - Jul 2, 2005
Townsend, MA
Helen D Buck
Jan 20, 1904 - April 1993
Savannah, GA
Robert Casey
Feb 5, 1916 - April 1951
Beryl B Paskauskas
Dec 2, 1914 - Jul 29, 1988
Stuart, FL
Frank Engstrom
Jul 24, 1914 - May 1967
Frederick W Ziegler
Nov 7, 1917 - Mar 9, 2006
Winter Haven, FL
Nelma T Grainger
Mar 30, 1914 - Aug 22, 1988
Westminster, MA
Erwin A Hecker
Nov 21, 1917 - Sep 11, 1992
Leominster, MA
Rodney L Erickson
Jul 10, 1917 - Oct 25, 1998
Largo, FL
Wendell Manning
Jun 23, 1908 - October 1966
William Moran
Dec 19, 1900 - June 1982
Fitchburg, MA
Albert Chevalier
Jul 14, 1890 - January 1968
Jacksonville, FL
Frank Waters
Jun 25, 1904 - February 1968
Hugh M Brown
Jul 6, 1914 - Oct 18, 1988
Fitchburg, MA
Oscar L Reed
Jul 27, 1907 - Sep 26, 1990
James Smith
Jun 14, 1899 - November 1970
Winthrop, ME
Success Stories from Biographies like Roland 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.