Helmer Family of Texas

Charlie Helmer

This History of The Charley Helmer Family
Is Dedicated In Loving Memory To

Otice Z. Helmer

Who Died in Rennes, France, June 27, 1984, Searching For


Charlie Helmer first met and married Jose Carlisle in Lee County, Texas on September 30, 1896, to this union one son was born; Gordon Edwin Helmer. Jose Carlisle Helmer, Gordon's mother, died in 1899 when he was about two years old.


 On the 1900 census, both Charlie Helmer and Gordon Edwin Helmer were listed as living in the household of Lucy Helmer, in Lee County. Gordon continued to live with his grandmother, Lucy Helmer for a while.


Charlie left Giddings, Texas and moved to Lueders, Texas. He went alone to find work and a new life after his wife died. Charlie lived in Lueders, Jones County, Texas for several years, and met and married Ethel Lee Cook in 1904. They lived in Lueders, Texas all their married life

Text Box: Charlie and Ethel Cook Helmer


Descendants of Charlie HELMER




Generation No. 1


1.  CHARLIE9 HELMER was born January 12, 1877 in Lee, TX, and died November 29, 1963 in Stamford, Jones, TX.  He married (1) JOSIE CARLISLE 1895 in Lee Co TX.  She was born Unknown, and died 1899.  He married (2) ETHEL LEE COOK April 17, 1904 in Lueders, Jones, TX.  She was born March 24, 1889 in Haskel, TX, and died June 03, 1963 in Stamford, Jones, TX.



2. i.   GORDON EDWIN10 HELMER, b. July 30, 1897, Lee Co, TX; d. January 03, 1966, Wichita, TX.



Children of CHARLIE HELMER and ETHEL COOK are:

3.  ii.  EDWIN L.10 HELMER, b. September 14, 1905, Jones Co. TX; d. April 25, 1985, Taylor Co, TX.

     iii. ALEXANDER J. HELMER, b. July 13, 1908; d. November 27, 1987, Harris Co, TX; m. MATTIE WILLIE SAUNDERS, March 24, 1935; b. September 03, 1908; d. May 1992.

4.  iv. OTICE Z. HELMER, b. December 15, 1917, Lueders, TX; d. June 27, 1984, Rennes, France.

     v.  CORA MAE HELMER, b. Private.

    vi. IDA OVALIE HELMER, b. April 24, 1924, Lueders, TX; d. October 08, 1974, Stamford,TX; m. WILLIAM ANDREW CARPENTER, Private; b. Private.

5. vii. JERRY HELMER, b. Private.



Generation No. 2


2.  GORDON EDWIN10 HELMER was born July 30, 1897 in Lee Co, TX, and died January 03, 1966 in Wichita, TX.  He married EUNICE MAUDE SANDLIN Private, daughter of LANNY SANDLIN and ADELIA.  She was born Private.



i.  BOBBIE MAXINE11 HELMER, b. Private.

ii.  L. O. HELMER, b. January 10, 1923, Lueders, TX; d. March 03, 1997.

iii. CHARLES EDWIN HELMER, b. Private.



3.  EDWIN L.10 HELMER was born September 14, 1905 in Jones Co. TX, and died April 25, 1985 in Taylor Co, TX.  He married IDA MYRTLE WALDREPH.  She was born February 27, 1910, and died August 27, 1996 in Jones Co. TX.


Children of EDWIN HELMER and IDA WALDREPH are:

i.  REBECKA ANN11 HELMER, b. Private.

ii.  CHARLIE Z. HELMER, b. Private.



4.  OTICE Z.10 HELMER was born December 15, 1917 in Lueders, TX, and died June 27, 1984 in Rennes, France.  He married JUANITA MCMINN Private.  She was born Private.



i.  OTICE Z. JR11 HELMER, b. Private.

ii.  DEBORAH HELMER, b. Private.

iii. SIBYL ANN HELMER, b. Private; m. SAMMY LYNN MORRISON, Private; b. Private.



5.  JERRY10 HELMER was born Private.  He married JOAN RIDLEY Private.  She was born Private.


Children of JERRY HELMER and JOAN RIDLEY are:

i.  DONALD HENRY "SANDY"11 HELMER, b. Private.

ii.  MELANIE JO HELMER, b. Private.


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