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A HISTORY OF THE PEARL A. RASBERRY FAMILY

By Mrs. Melba McInnis

Pearl and Beulah Rasberry were married in Eunice, Louisiana, on March 12, 1912. They moved to Orange, Texas, in 1924, where he found employment in an oil field. In 1927, he went to work for Sun Oil Company in Orangefield as a machinist. In 1931 Mr. Rasberry and Mr. R. A. Moss were transferred to Sun Station in Nederland. Mr. and Mrs. Rasberry had four children, as follows, Helen, Melba, W. C., and Ray, and all of them are graduates of Nederland High School.

Helen Rasberry married John Woods, Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas. They have two sons, John Alvin and Gary Lynn, and six grandchildren. All of them still live in Nacogdoches.

W. C. and Ray Rasberry also went to work for Sun Oil Company, and both of them are retired from that firm. W. C. Rasberry married Ruthie Mae Weeks of Nederland, and they had two sons, Clinton and Keith. Clinton Rasberry died at the age of thirty, and Keith still lives in Benford, Texas with his wife and daughter. W.C. and Ruthie Mae Rasberry also have two grandchildren.

Ray Rasberry married Chaille Guidry of Port Neches, Texas. Ray and Chaille moved to Berwick, Louisiana, around 1959. They have three daughters, as follows, Patti Rasberry of Houma, Louisiana; Becky Rasberry of Berwick, Louisiana; and Susan Rasberry Blanchard, who lives with her husband, Lonnie Blanchard, and two children in Berwick, Louisiana.

Melba Rasberry married Maurice McInnis and still resides in Nederland. Maurice worked for Union Oil Company for 34 years. He had to take early retirement at age 59, and he died in Nederland on March 10, 1991. Melba and Maurice McInnis were the parents of two daughters, Elaine McInnis Johnson, of Houston, Texas; and Maurine McInnis de Villeneuve of Livingston, Texas. Melba and Maurice also have four grandchildren.

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