Wilhelmina Dempsey

19 August 1872–24 February 1964 (Age 91)
Lake City, Calhoun, Iowa, United States

The Life of Wilhelmina

When Wilhelmina Dempsey was born on 19 August 1872, in Lake City, Calhoun, Iowa, United States, her father, John Wesley Dempsey, was 29 and her mother, Mary Jane Parsel, was 22. She married Oren Golden Hains on 16 February 1906, in Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Taylor Township, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Burnett Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 24 February 1964, in Hall, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

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Oren Golden Hains
Wilhelmina Dempsey
Marriage: 16 February 1906
Bessie Hains

Spouse and Children

    Oren Golden Hains



16 February 1906
Lancaster, Nebraska, United States


    Bessie Hains


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Dempsey


    Mary Jane Parsel




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Díomasaigh ‘descendant of Díomasach’, a byname meaning ‘proud’, ‘haughty’, from díomas ‘pride’. The name was occasionally Anglicized as Proudman ( see Proud ). Compare McGimsey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wilminia Dempsy in household of John Dempsy, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Willhimina Dempsey in household of John W Dempsey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilhelmina Dempsey in household of John Dempsey, "United States Census, 1880"

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