Jackie Lynn Fisher and Janice Gayle Thornton

from "Descendants & Ancestors of Cephas Fisher Jr." by J.L. Fisher

Jackie Lynn Fisher, son of Woodford Pascal (Bill) Fisher Sr. and Dorothy Berneice Kelly, was born in a farmhouse near Jet, Oklahoma, in 1939. His father’s job as a dragline operator took the family to various places in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Louisiana. About 1943, Woodford moved the family to Henderson, Texas and began work as an auto mechanic, in order to avoid the frequent relocations. Jackie Lynn started school at Henderson and was briefly in the country school of New Salem, between Henderson and Jacksonville. The family moved to Mexia, Texas, in Limestone County, in 1946. Jackie married Janice Gayle Thornton, daughter of Macon Ellington Thornton and Emma Lucille Blackmon of Pt. Enterprise, near Mexia, in 1959. Jackie received degrees in mathematics and physics at Arlington State College in 1961. Janice attended Draughns Business College in Dallas, and worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Janice and Jackie moved, in the summer of 1961, to Port Hueneme, California, in Ventura County, where Jackie worked as a computer programer at the Pacific Missile Range, for the Department of the Navy. Daughter Laura Lynn was born in Ventura. The family moved back to Texas in the fall of 1962, to Houston, where Jackie worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in the area of computing and information systems, for more than 30 years. The family moved to Seabrook, near the space center, in 1964. As of this writing, in 1995, Janice and Jackie still live in Seabrook. Janice is a staff writer and administrative secretary at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Laura Lynn Fisher was born November 3, 1961 at Ventura, California. She attended Clear Lake High School, and received degrees from Sam Houston State University at Huntsville, Texas, in Computer Science and Spanish. She worked in the aerospace industry and has done language tutoring, and is currently a consultant in multimedia computing. She married Barry Leroy Armer of Baytown, Texas May 21, 1983, at Baytown. They have one son, Justin Lee, born April 24, 1985 at Webster, Texas; and one daughter, Emma Kathleen, born January 30, 1996 at Nassau Bay (Houston), Texas. At this writing, she lives with her family in Clear Lake City (Houston) and is working on a graduate degree at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Barry received a degree in accounting at Sam Houston State University and works at Seagull Energy Corporation.

Kevin Shawn Fisher was born July 28, 1964 in Houston, Texas. He attended Clear Lake High School, and obtained degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from Sam Houston State University and Texas A & M University. He married Doreen Marie Schmelter of Houston, June 11, 1988 at Houston and has one daughter, Kirby Leigh, and one son, Kyle Ellington. At this writing, Kevin lives with his family in Georgetown, Texas and is working at Radian Corporation as a Senior Chemical Engineer. Doreen is an Industrial Engineer and manager at Xetel Corporation.

Jonathan Davis Fisher, named for an ancestor in the family tree, was born April 8, 1969, at Texas City, Texas. He attended Clear Lake High School, and received a degree in Music Composition at North Texas State University. He attended the University of Surrey in Guildford, England, and received a Master of Music Composition degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Jonathan married Alisa Diane Mayfield of Clear Lake City (Houston), August 15, 1992, at Nassau Bay, Texas. Alisa received a degree in English at Baylor University. At this writing, they live in Evanston, Illinois. Jonathan is working on a doctorate degree in music composition at Northwestern.