The Normans

Meet Mary Rosanna “Mollie” (Grissom) & William Franklin “Frank” Norman – my great grandparents. 

 Mollie was born June 11, 1873 in Tennessee, a child of John I. and Mary A. E. (Welch) Grissom. Mollie was the second of four (4) children.  Her older brother John H. Grissom was about 5 years old (born 1868) when Mollie arrived. Her younger siblings include George T. (born 1878) and Mattie (born 1884). 

Frank was born on December 2, 1873 in Tennessee, a child of Benjamin Franklin and Cecelia C. “Sealy” (Howell) Norman.  Frank was the first of two (2) children.  His younger brother John Henry was born in 1876.

Frank and Mollie were married in 1892.  They had three (3) children, John Benjamin “Ben” (born 1892), William Henry (born 1894), and Albert Perry “Jack” (born 1906).  They lived in Maury County, Tennessee,  William Henry Norman is my grandfather. 

Also in this picture are Mollie and Frank’s grandchildren, Susie Helon Norman (born 1920 and my father’s sister) and Myron Buddy Norman (born 1924 and cousin to my father). My estimation is that this photo was taken around 1928; location is unknown.  My uncle has the original.

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