What Was Ray Bourbon’s Real Name?

Once every few years, I've gone into sites like ancestry.com looking for more information about Ray's parents and family.  While Ray himself turns up in official records, starting in the 1930s with his registration for a Social Security card, and we've found newspaper articles mentioning Ray as far back as 1920, nothing about Ray's parents … Continue reading What Was Ray Bourbon’s Real Name?

Did Ray Bourbon Ride With Pancho Villa … In Drag?

One of the more outlandish and remarkable stories about Ray Bourbon is that he rode with Pancho Villa.  In drag. But did he? After Ray was put in jail for conspiracy to commit murder, his defense lawyer, William W. Bell, as taken aback by the eccentric old man he had signed on to defend.  Ray … Continue reading Did Ray Bourbon Ride With Pancho Villa … In Drag?