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William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey

Also Known As: "Jack Dempsey"
Birthplace: Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Southampton, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Hyrum Dempsey and Mary Cecilia Dempsey
Husband of Hannah WILLIAMS and Deanna Dempsey
Ex-husband of Estelle Taylor
Father of Joan Mc Neal and Barbara Judith Leonard
Brother of Bernie Dempsey and John Dempsey

Occupation: World Heavyweight Champion Boxer, Resturant Owner
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About Jack Dempsey

William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), known as the The Manassa Mauler, was an American professional boxer. He was a cultural icon of the 1920s. He held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926. Dempsey's aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history.

Dempsey was born in Manassa, Colorado and grew up in Colorado, West Virginia, and Utah, in a poor family. His parents were Mary Celia (née Smoot) and Hiram Dempsey, and his ancestry included Irish, Cherokee, and a Jewish paternal great-great-grandmother. Both parents became Mormon converts, and Jack was baptized on August 2, 1903, after he reached the required age of accountability.

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Jack Dempsey's Timeline

June 24, 1895
Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States
Age 29
July 1933
Age 38
Age 37
Age 47
May 31, 1983
Age 87
New York, New York, United States
June 1983
Age 87
Southampton, New York