Biography of Gerald J. Dempsey
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GERALD JOSEPH DEMPSEY - Co-partner in a large and important lumber business of The Bronx, Gerald Joseph Dempsey has attained success by diligent effort and ability to embrace the opportunity which was offered to him. He was born April 11, 1877, at No. 470 (now 246) East One Hundred and Forty sixth Street, and lived at the one address for forty seven years. His father, Gerald Dempsey, was born in Ireland, and came to New York City in 1865, following his trade of gardener. He died in The Bronx in 1910, at the age of seventy six years. His mother, Catherine (Kearney) Dempsey, was born in Ireland in 1846, and died in The Bronx, at No. 1962 University Avenue, on October 9, 1925, at the age of seventy nine years. They were the parents of seven children: 1. Margaret. 2. Patrick, deceased. 3. Mary, the wife of Edward Giles, living in Hackensack, New Jersey. 4. Catherine, a nun of the Ursuline Order of St. Jerome's Convent. 5. Gerald Joseph, of whom further. 6. John F., a resident of The Bronx. 7. Rose.

Gerald Joseph Dempsey was graduated from St. Jerome's School at One Hundred and Thirty seventh Street and Alexander Avenue. He began active life as tally boy with the Wilson Adams & Company, lumber dealers, continuing with the concern for a year. He then entered the employ of Church E. Gates & Company, first as tally boy, and continued with this concern for twenty five years until he held a position of responsibility, becoming familiar with every branch of the lumber business. He transferred his interests to the Driscoll, Dempsey & Driscoll firm as a co-partner in 1920. Mr. Dempsey finds his recreation in baseball. He attends the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, and is not marriled. The business address of Driscoll, Dempsey & Driscoll is No. 103 East One Hundred and Thirty eighth Street, Bronx Borough, New York City.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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