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Bella Dempsey (Hampton)

Death: July 31, 1981 (74)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John McInnly Hampton and Jane Hampton
Wife of Neil Dempsey
Mother of Sarah Meissner; Edward Dempsey; Margaret Hampton Novak; Isabelle Davidson; Neil Dempsey and 3 others
Sister of Maggie Ann Caldwell and Mary Ann Brindley
Half sister of Private

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About Bella Dempsey

Born: Marykirk, Kincardineshire (Rosehill cottage)

Mother (Jean Wilson Hampton died of birth complications10 days after of Bella and her twin Mary Ann. John McInnly Hampton, the father later married a Maggie Ann Smith with whom he a had a daughter named Helen. John died Sept 09 1909. The twins were placed at Quarriers' Homes, Bridge of Wier, near Glasgow by a sister of John, the father. They had an older sister , Maggie Ann who was adopted by a local couple named Wills, in Laurencekirk

The twins were sent to an aunt in the US, the aunt was the younger sister of the their mother. They lived in Washington D.C. and left three years later to return to Scotland.

Bella worked in Stobhill hospital in Springburn as a domestic. She left there and worked in the a tea room in Jellyhill, Bishopbriggs. she boarded at a friend's family home on Hilton Terrace. It was in this neighbourhood, she met Neil Dempsey. They had eight children They started married life in Springburn, Glasgow then lived from 1933 until 1947 near Mavis Valley a coal miner's row in tenenment called called Woodside Terrace but known locally as the Big Pit. In 1947, they acquired a semi detached house at 1 Woodhill Rd. Auchinairn, Bishopbriggs. Neil was killed in an mining accident, September 1957. Isobel then decided to bring the youngest three boys to Canada to be with most of the rest of the family.

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Bella Dempsey's Timeline

January 20, 1907
August 11, 1931
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
March 30, 1933
March 16, 1935
June 8, 1937
Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
July 31, 1981
Age 74