Charles Dempsey, 1842-1907

From the April 25, 1907 Skidmore New Era, page 1:

Sudden Death of Charles Dempsey.

Monday evening, about seven o’clock, as Charles dempsey was preparing to take a dose of medicine at his home on South Fillmore street, he sat down on a lounge, leaned against the wall and died instantly. He had been down town in the forenoon attending to some business and after returning home felt sick. At three o’clock a physician was called who prescribed medicine to be taken every hour.

Mr. Dempsey was a sufferer from stomach troubles and rheumatism, but no one of his family ever thought his condition serious and his death was a great shock.

Mr. Dempsey was 65 years old and was born in Huron county, province of Ontario, Canada. He came to Missouri thirty-seven years ago, living in Nodaway county nearly all of that time. Mr. Dempsey married Miss Emily J. Masters thirty-five years ago and they celebrated that anniversary one week before his death.

They moved from the Rockford neighborhood to Maryville three years ago. He leaves his wife, three daughters and two sons, who are: Mrs. Charles Shinabarger, of near Ravenwood; Mrs. Emma Springer, of Rockford, Mo.; Ida Dempsey, of Maryville, and George and Frank Dempsey, of Rockford. Also one sister and three brothers: Mrs. Robinson, of Sedalia; Samuel and Hugh Dempsey, of Rockford, and John Dempsey, near Maryville.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock at the First Presbyterian church, by the pastor, Rev. C. E. Kircher. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery. — Nodaway Democrat.

Mr. Dempsey was well and favorably known by many in and near Skidmore who are much grieved to hear of his sudden death.