Albert Clarence Deem

b. 7 January 1914, d. 6 November 1933

Marian Kirk & Albert Deem 1931

Father*Moses Ellsworth Deem b. 17 Jul 1881, d. 6 Feb 1941
Mother*Ruby Agnes Shepard b. 22 May 1885, d. 20 May 1930
Albert Clarence Deem|b. 7 Jan 1914\nd. 6 Nov 1933|p45.htm|Moses Ellsworth Deem|b. 17 Jul 1881\nd. 6 Feb 1941|p24.htm|Ruby Agnes Shepard|b. 22 May 1885\nd. 20 May 1930|p39.htm|Ozias Deem|b. 26 Oct 1848\nd. 13 Apr 1929|p23.htm|Catherine Grim|b. 20 Dec 1852\nd. 12 Nov 1924|p57.htm|Joseph W. Shepard|b. 18 Sep 1858\nd. 31 Oct 1936|p40.htm|Annie L. Anderson|b. 25 Dec 1863\nd. 10 Jan 1893|p56.htm|

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Birth*Albert Clarence Deem was born on 7 January 1914 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV. 
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of his parents Moses Ellsworth Deem and Ruby Agnes Shepard at Tygart District, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Mose E Deem 38 working at the shovel plant, Ruby A Deem 34, Carl Deem 12, Hellen E Deem 10, Walter L Deem 8, Delbert C Deem 6, Albert C Deem 6, Juanita F Deem 4 8/12, Ada L Deem 1 6/12.1
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of his parents Moses Ellsworth Deem and Ruby Agnes Shepard at Tygart District, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Mose E Deem 48 occupation barber, Ruby A Deem 44, Walter T Deem 18, Albert Deem 16, Delbert Deem 16, Faye Deem 15, Lois Deem 11, Elma Deem 9, Audrey Deem 6, Velma Deem 4, Eleanore Deem 2 9/12, Helen Martin 28.2
Obituary*His obituary published on 6 November 1933 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Albert C Deem Aged 19 Dies From Gunshot Wounds in Leg

Twin Brother Handling New Gun When It Suddenly Discharges

Albert C Deem, 19 year old son of Moses E Deem of George street, South Parkersburg, died at 7 o'clock this morning at Camden Clark hospital from accidental gunshot wounds.

The youth was accidentally shot in the calf of his right leg by his twin brother, Delbert, at the boys home in South Parkersburg Sunday evening. The boys had purchased a new pump gun and were preparing to go rabbit hunting today.

Delbert was handling the gun when it suddenly discharged while Albert was walking past his brother, the rifle barrel pointing toward his legs. The tragedy occurred about 7 o'clock and the wounded youth was rushed to the City hospital where he lingered in an unconscious condition until death claimed him.

His leg was badly shattered and attending physicians amputated it at the hospital in an effort to save the young man's life, but but he was unable to withstand the shock. The shooting occurred while the father was attending church services. State Police made an investigation.

The young man was born and reared in South Parkersburg. Besides his father he is survived by two brothers, Walter and Delbert, the latter his twin brother, and seven sisters, Mrs. Faye Kirk, Lois, Elma, Audra, Velma, Eleanor, all of South Parkersburg, and Helen Sams of Akron, Ohio.

Funeral services will beheld Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from South Parkersburg Baptist Church, with the Rev. W. K. Riggs in charge. Interment will be in the Foley Cemetery.

Parkersburg News Monday November 6, 1933

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness in the death of our son and brother Albert Deem, also Rev. Riggs, Mr. Kimes, singers and pallbearers, and those who donated cars and for the beautiful floral offerings. M. E. Deem and family.

Parkersburg News November 8, 1933. 
Death*Albert Clarence Deem died on 6 November 1933 at 800 Garfield Ave, Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV, at age 19.3
Burial*He was buried on 7 November 1933 at 2500 14th Ave, Foley Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV. 

Last Edited14 May 2009


  1. [S4] 1920 Census Wood County WV Tygart District.
  2. [S5] 1930 Census Wood County WV Tygart District.
  3. [S2] Wood County WV Death Record.