The Family of
Leonie May Ray
& Husband, 
Charles Louis Drell

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Leonie May  "Lonie" Ray was born Jan. 25, 1882 in Nacogdoches Co, Texas and died Oct. 21, 1948 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas. She was buried Jan. 30th at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Beaumont, Texas (Saturday, 10 AM)

She was the daughter of Reuben A. Young Ray & Margarette J. Hood.

She married Charles Louis Drell, June 29, 1902 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas. He was born October 22, 1876 and died Sept. 4, 1936. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cem., Beaumont, Texas


Charles Louis Drell & Leonie May Ray on their wedding day, June 29, 1902

Children: DRELL

(1)  Charles Ray Born May 28th, & Died May 29th,1903, Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas

(2) Catherine Lonie Born April 29, 1904 Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Tex.  Died June 22, 1993  Houston, Harris Co, Texas
(M) Alpha Joseph Clements July 4, 1925 Dallas, Texas
He was born July 29, 1896 Died: Aug, 1978, Houston, Harris, Tx
   Their Children: Clements
    (a) Charles Ray Clements Born Nov. 14, 1927 Beaumont d. May 14, 2009 Houston, Harris Co, Tx  (Attorney in Houston, Grad. of Univ. of Texas)
          (M) Pat Smith
                 1. Michael Clements
                     (Pastor @ First Bapt. Church, Floresville, Tx, 2003)
                     (M) Allison HODO
                            Born 1961
                            Have 4 sons Micah born 1992, Drew Born 1994 Luke Born 1997 
                            & Gunter Born 1999
                 2. Lisa Catherine
                 3. Rebecca

(b) Esther Clements 
         (M)  B. R. Rust
                 1. Charles Ray  ( Died Sept 20, 1975, buried S. Park Cem., Houston), 
                 2. Barbara Louise  
                     (M) a Powell; 
                 3. Carol Ann  
                     (M) a Holland 
                 4. Glen Allen 

(3) Addie Edwina Born March 21, 1906 Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Died: June 30, 1974 Galveston, Tex-Buried @ Forest Lawn Cem.,  Beaumont, Texas
(M) John H."Jack"  Dillahunty  (football star @ South Park High, Beaumont, Tx) 
(He died July, 1953 -Forest Lawn Cem., Beaumont, Texas-Services @ First Bapt. Church, Beaumont)
(Civic leader & Owner of Lamar Plumbing in Beaumont, Tex)
This couple had no children

(4) Esther Louise Born Nov 2, 1907 Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Died: Aug 29, 1991 (SSDI) (She lived in Oakland, Calif, 1981)
(M) Claude M. Day 
They had one dtr- Ann Day (M) ___Hoban

Catherine, Addie & Esther Drell, CA 1912

Catherine Lonie Drell Clements-early 1940's

Addie Ray Matlock & Addie Edwina Drell Dillahunty-1955

1910 Jefferson Co, Tx (Beaumont) Pct 6, P 123B, ED90 HH 212-95-95
Charles L. Drell 29 Wm La La Miss Plumber, Proprietor/Mgr (M) #2-8 yrs
Lonie " 28 WF Tx Ark La wife (Ray) (M) #1-8 yrs Had 4 ch-3 living
Catherine " 6 WF Tx La Tx dtr
Ad(d)ie " 4 WF Tx La Tx dtr
Esther " 2 WF Tx La Tx dtr

1920 Jefferson Co, Texas (Beaumont) ED 115, Pct 6 #212 Elgie? Street
Charles L. Drell 43 WM La La Miss
Lonie " 38 WF Tx Ga La wife (Lonie Ray)
Catherine " 15 WF Tx La Tx dtr
Addie " 13 WF Tx La Tx dtr
Ester " 11 WF Tx La Tx dtr
Sam B. Ray 20 WM Tx Tx La Nephew (s/o John L Ray)

1930 Jefferson Co, Tx (Beaumont) ED42 Wd 3, HH 281?-303 612 Elgie? Ave.
Charles L. Drell 54 WM La La Miss Plumber, Owns Business (M) @ age 26
Lonie M. " 46 WF wife (Ray) (M) @ age 20 Tx Ga La (Ray)
Esther L. " 21 WF single dtr Tx La Tx
Charles R. Clements 2 5/12 WM GR/Son Tx La Tx

1930 Jefferson Co, Tx (Beaumont)  Wd 3 HH 899-283-309
Jack Dillahunty 26 WM Tx Tenn Tx Plumber (M) @ age 25
Addie D. " 24 WF Wife (Drell) Tx La Tx Stenographer, Hdwre Store

1930 Harris Co, Tx Houston, ED15, Pct 1 HH 1218-376-449 (#'s diff. to read)
Alpha J. Clements 34 WM La La La Salesman, Insurance (M) @ age 30
Catherine " 22 WF Tx La Tx wife (Drell) (M) @ age 21 Stenographer, Law firm
Charles R. " 2 6/12 WM Tx La Tx Son