(5) Laura Marie Rightmire was born June
18, 1899, in rural Smithfield, Nebraska. She was a registered nurse
and worked for the Pullman railroad car company in Chicago as a nurse
for many years. She helped some of her younger brothers and sisters
move to Chicago and get jobs during the depression years. She married
Wendell Bechtel and they had two children: (6)
Jack Bechtel was born April 10, 1927. He died in Illinois on
March 4, 1992; and (6) Lorraine Bechtel . Laura Marie
Rightmire died in Hazel Crest, Illinois in September 1980 at the age
(5) Grace Eunice Rightmire was born June
3, 1900. She was a housewife and a remarkable seamstress. She married
Forrest Coy; he sold insurance. They lived at Lexington, Nebraska, and
later Denver, Colorado. They had one son: (6) Donald Coy was
born in Colorado on October 27, 1927. He died in October 1969. Grace
Eunice died September 1969 and Forrest died one month later, in October
(5) Lucille Lucinda Rightmire was born February
1, 1902 at rural Smithfield, Nebraska. She married Merten Franey.
They moved to McMinnville, Oregon. She died of leukemia. They
had two sons: (6) Rolland "Ron" Franey and (6)
(5) Roger William Rightmire was born Smithfield,
Gosper County, Nebraska on July 12, 1905. Roger farmed in Gosper County,
Nebraska his entire life. He married Neita Wolcott. They had two daughters:
(6) Virginia Rightmire and (6) Marilyn Rightmire.
Roger died September 24, 1975. Neita died very recently, on September
(5) Helen Claire Rightmire was born April
22, 1907; the first of the children born near rural Elwood, Gosper County,
Nebraska. She was a registered nurse. She married Lester McCauliffe
and they had two sons: (6) Tom McCauliffe and (6)
(5) Mariam Genevieve Rightmire was born
February 20, 1909. Mariam was a registered nurse and married Dr. Frank
Rollins. They lives in L'anse and other locations in Michigan. They
had four children: (6) Fred Rollins; (6) Patricia Rollins; (6)
Mary Anne Rollins; and (6) Frankie Alice Rollins. Mariam Genevieve
Rollins died January 8, 1992.
(5) Raymond L. Rightmire was born March
10, 1911. He married Maxine Stout. As a young man he farmed
near Maywood and Arapahoe, Nebraska. He moved to Aloha, Oregon, and
was a carpenter and welder. They had six children: (6) Marlene
Rightmire, (6) Laura Rightmire, (6) Robert Rightmire, (6) James Rightmire,
(6) Alice Margaret Rightmire, and (6) Allen Rightmire. Raymond
Rightmire died February 1975.
(5) Eleanor Alice Rightmire was born November
14 1913. She married Louis Karash. He owned a janitor
service at Hastings, Nebraska. They had four children: (6) Alice
Mary Karash, (6) L. Stanley Karash, (6) Esther L. Karash, (6) William
Robert Karash. Eleanor Alice Karash died January 26, 1991.
Alice Beyke, a source of much of this information, is
Alice Mary Karash, daughter of Eleanor Alice Karash. Alice married Joe
Beyke and is now living in Hastings, Nebraska. Alice's brother
"Bill" (William Robert) died in an accident at age 18. Her
sister, Esther now lives in Beatrice, Nebraska, a town about 45 miles
south of Lincoln, Nebraska.
(5) Mark Wilber Rightmire was born March
21, 1915. He was an auto parts salesman in the Chicago Illinois area.
He married Marge Adams. They have three children: (6)
James Rightmire, (6) Janet Rightmire, and (6) Jean Rightmire.
Alice Beyke reports that "Mark is still living and divides his
time between Chicago and Florida."
(5) Margaret Pauline Rightmire was born
September 9, 1917. She married Ed Kolar. They lived in
Cisero, Illinois and had four children: (6) Carol Kolar, (6) Roger
Kolar, (6) Phillip Kolar, and (6) Edward Kolar. Margaret Kolar
died November 1972.
This is only a partial list of the family of James William
Rightmire. Many of the children listed now have families, but I don't
have any data on them, as yet.