Norma Jeff Brian Brisco, b. February 11, 1897, Wolf City, Texas, the third child of Kleber Dessex and Elizabeth Melton Brian, She was m. to John Franklin Brisco, the son of William David and Emily Mayfield Brisco. The date of the wedding was June 6, 1915, in Eastland County, Texas. To this union the following children were born,1. Lonetta Gay Brisco, b. March 31, 1916, Married to Wilson Kittrell. They have one daughter, Jeffie Ann Brisco Rainwater, and she has one daughter, Robin Rainwater.I think it was love at first sight when John Franklin Brisco saw Norma Jeff Brian. He knew she was the only woman he would ever take as a wife.
2. Norma Lou Brisco, b. July 9, 1927, in Lubbock, Texas, m. Melvin Childs, November 28, 1946, in Morton, Texas. Their address: 4903 W. 17th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79416. They have two daughters, Judy Childs Schilling.
3. Elna Joyce Brisco, b. June 23, 1929, in Lubbock, Texas, m. Bill Greenhill. They have one daughter, Sandy Hill.
4. Nelda Frank Brisco, b. May 6, 1933, Lubbock, Texas, m. Francis Shiflett, December 30, 1950, in Morton, Texas. They have two girls and two boys:a. Terry Shiflett, b. September 4, 1951, Lubbock, Texas.
b. Vicki Shiflett, b. Morton, Texas, February 21, 1954.
c. Dale Shiflett, b. February 6, 1958, Lubbock, Texas.
d. Gary Shiflett, b. August 12, 1959, in Lubbock, Texas.
I suppose it is the custom for one writing about his sister to say that she was fair and beautiful, but in the case of Norma, there could be no doubt that she deserved everything which has been said about her, that she was one of the most beautiful brides. She had snow-white skin, soft black hair, and eyes of a dusky enchantment. Moreover she was very talented. She could sew and do all things with charm that a young wife had to do to keep house. -With all this she was a good cook. When Norma saw John Franklin her eyes were for him and no other. He was a commanding figure in his nice dress. His hair was real light and his skin very fair. They have lived a happy married life for over fifty years, knowing that God just made them for themselves. God has richly blessed the home with four wonderful daughters, that in return have been a blessing to their husbands, children and all those who come in contact with them.
Front, left to right: John Franklin Brisco, Norma Jeff Brian Brisco, Lonetta Brisco Kitrell. Back, left to right: Nelda Frank Brisco Shiflett, Joyce Brisco Greenhill and Norma Lou Brisco Childs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. BRISCO Observe their 50th Wedding Anniversary
Open House honoring Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brisco on their Golden Wedding Anniversary will be held Sunday, June 6, at the County Activity Banquet Room, 200 West Taylor in Morton. Mr. and Mrs. Brisco lived in Morton for several years before moving to Stephenville in 1955. Their present address is 1070 Isla, Stephenville. They were married on June 5, 1915 in Desdemona. Friends. are invited to call from 2 until 4 p.m. and the hostesses for the occasion will be their children: Mrs. Wilson Kittrell of Lorengo and Mrs. Melvin Childs of Lubbock. Sharing the hosts duties will be their eight grandchildren. Cards from their friends will be appreciated.