Jessie Russell Dempster
Jessie Russell Dempster
Date of Birth 13 November 1882
Place of Residence Welman Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Harold Bessell Henley
Childrens Names No children

Jessie Russell Dempster was born in Prahran, Victoria, on 13 Nov 1882, the fourth daughter of Charles Dempster (1846-1937), draper, and his wife Elizabeth Jane Blackmore (1857-1940). She moved with her family and nurse to Launceston on 19 Dec 1882 when she was a baby. Her father had established a drapery business in Launceston six months earlier. She made her debut at a dance in Aug 1901. She married Harold Bessell Henley, a dentist, son of J A Henley of Melbourne at St John's Church Launceston on 2 Feb 1910. Jessie died in Hobart on 20 Nov 1935 and is buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery. Her husband died on 9 Feb 1954. See The Examiner 22 Oct 2005, p. 32 and 29 Oct 2005, p. 33.

Thelma Grunnell & Rosemary Dempster Sep 2005