Margaret Dempsey, a New York centenarian, was found dead in her hut On This Day in 1880. Dempsey was found in her hut by a hunting party. The hut is located in the mountains near
Her story is indeed a sad one. As a girl, she ran away from home to marry Mr. Dempsey, who soon after deserted her. She is believed to have died, at the age of 111, from hunger.
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015