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Introduction - The Rightmire Family Story
Robert Rightmire, June 2001
This report uses information generated through a co-operative effort of Alice Beyke (Hastings, Nebraska), Irma Miller (Creston Iowa), Carol White (near Hardin County, Ohio), Judy Mumea (near Hardin County, Ohio), Vernon Vinzant (Cheyenne, Wyoming), James Rightmire (Tonganoxie, Kansas), Dianne Suarez (Immigrant Gap, California), and me. I also included information from Raymond "Gene" Rightmyer, almost directly as he sent it in Appendix E.
As I developed this story, certain things became apparent. First, there are many different spellings for Rightmire:
I found different spellings for the same person from different sources and I found different spelling for parents, brothers and sisters from the same source.
Secondly, it is also apparent that not all Rightmires are related. I
found examples where both Rightmire parents were born in Germany or Russia
and moved to the United States years after the original Rightmires. For
this to be a story of "our" Rightmire family, we must be able
to reasonably show a connection from generation to generation. I believe
that some segments of the Rightmire family are connected, but we haven't
found the connection, yet. I include some of these segments as part of
this story in Appendices.