1886 map does not have a No. 4 Hamilton avenue and there is no building at No. 44 Hamilton ave. John Dempsey was listed at No. 14
Hamilton Avenue 1872 to 1879. Catherine Booth was listed as "liquor" at this same address in 1870. See Booth, Catherine.
Birth: Circa 1829 Ireland
Marriage: Susan (or Sarah)
A Brooklyn Eagle search for 41 and 44 does not reveal anything interesting.
The BE does have some listings for No. 4 Hamilton.
1866 license John Dempsey, 4 Hamilton Ave.
- John J. 1868
John J Dempsey
26 Jul 1933
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
8229 Harper Ave
Birth Date 04 Dec 1868
Birthplace Brooklyn, , New York
Funeral Home Hursen Und Inc
Burial Date 31 Jul 1933
Burial Place Chicago, , Illinois
Cemetery Holy Sepulchre
Father's Name John Dempsey
Mother's Name Susan Mccaffery
Spouse's Name Agnes Kennedy
Informant's Name Virginia Dempsey
Entry Number 19817 (LDS)
- Augusta c 1872
- Walter J. 1874
16 Feb 1874
Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Father's Name John J. Dempsey
Mother's Name Susan C. Mccuffery (LDS)
- Clara c 1875
Clara Veronica Montagne
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1876
Birth Place: New York
Death Date: 12 May 1955
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: McCaffrey
Father's Surname: Dempsey
1866 - September - a burglar cut through the roof of the home of Mr. John J. Dempsey No 4 Hamilton avenue.
He was arrested and arraigned.
John J Dempsey
4 Hamilton av
Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1869
1870, 1871, 1873, 1874 Directory DEMPSEY, JOHN J. liquors h "41" Hamiton av.
1873 also listed as "saloon"
1870: Census: 12th ward, no address, Dempsey, John J. 41, ret liquor dealer $2,000 born Ireland,
John age 1, Sarah, age 62 (?), born New York,
In September 1873 John. J. Dempsey was a canvasser for the forth district 12th ward.
1875 Census: Framed, $3,000 5 Hamilton, John J Dempsey 47, Ireland Eating House,
Agusta 3, Walter 2, a bartender, a waiter, 2 house servants (all four "boarders"), and two
John J Dempsey
Residence Year: 1872, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879
Street Address: 14 Hamilton Av.
Residence Place: Brooklyn, New York
Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1872
"John Whalen got upon the roof of John Dempsey's house, No. 14 Hamilton avenue,
Brooklyn, about one o'clock this morning, and was endeavoring to open the scuttle when he
slipped and fell between two buildings. Mr. Dempsey ran out to ascertain the cause of
the noise and caught Whalen just as he was hobbling off."
New York Times
Whalen, of No.231 Concord street,
was arrested on the night of March 17,
while in the act of robbing the restaurant and liquor
store of John J. Dempsey, No.14 Hamilton avenue. On the way to the Third
Precinct Station house Whalen escaped from the officer,
and had succeeded in eluding the Police until Saturday last,
when he was rearrested and locked up.
Death of John J Dempsey: Before 1880. No appropriated listing on NYC Death Index
1880: 14 Hamilton,
John J Dempsey 11, son, at school,
Susan Dempsey 39, oyster dealer, Ireland, widow,
Agusta Dempsey 8
Walter Dempsey 6
Clara Dempsey 4
Mary Kelly 18, servant
14 Hamilton av
Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1881
Dempsey, Susan, widow John J h 11 Union
1885: Death of Susan Dempsey: December 23, 1885 per probate
Death Date: Dec 1885
Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Probate: 20 November 1887, Susan C. Dempsey, widow who departed this life
23 December 1885, John J. Dempsey,
next of kin four children:
John J age 20,
Walter J 14, Augusta L 16, Clara V. V., 12
1892: Did not find them for certain.
1899: April Surrogate Notices:
To various Catholic institutions in Brooklyn and the state of New York,
John J. Reilly, Clara Dempsey, S. White, Maurice White, William C Orr Jr.
Timothy Harrington, John J Dempsey, Walter Dempsey and
more to appear in Court May 17, 1899 to settle the account of William C Orr, as the executor of the will of
Mary Jane White deceased. Mary Jane White died 22 December 1897 leaving eighty-six
hundred dollars. There is a long list of legatees and next of kin, including multiple Catholic institutions.
Also including: Clara Dempsey, a daughter of a deceased cousin of the decedent, no 21 4th place Brooklyn,
John J. Dempsey a son of a deceased cousin of the decedent 708 Decatur street, Brooklyn and
Walter Dempsey a son of a deceased cousin of the decedent 72 Market street Manhattan -
penciled in is "and Agusta Dempsey." There were a ton of other "next of kin"
Her will was included, just debts to be paid, $50 for masses
for the repose of her soul, stone marker over her grave, all
her clothing, household furnishings and jewelry to her cousins,
Clara Dempsey and Mary Grace Baron. Various amounts to various
Catholic institutions and cousins, $500 to Clara Dempsey. To John J. Dempsey, Walter Dempsey and
Augusta Dempsey children of her cousin, John Dempsey $100 each.