|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1836|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1923|
L. C. RIGHTMIRE, farmer, P. O. Laclede, was born in Knox County, Ohio, December 2, 1836. He has been a farmer always, but for fourteen years, in connection with his farming operations, was engaged as a general agent for an insurance company. In February 1876, he came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Center township, Pottawatomie County. He is engaged in grain and stock-raising. Has 360 acres, all under fence and all tillable, except fifteen acres of timber. He was married, February 10, 1875, in Knox County, Ohio, to Mrs. Mary Drake. They have a family of six children by former marriages.
Lewis Critchfield, oldest son of James and Lydia Rightmire, was born December 2, 1836, near Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, and died at his home in Wamego, Kansas, January 21, 1923, age 86 years, 1 month, and 19 days. He was married to Martha F. Welker in 1856.
To this union four children were born. Mrs. Rightmire died December 23, 1873. On February 10, 1876, he married Mrs. Mary Drake. They moved to their present home in Wamego. Mr. Rightmire has been in failing health for several years, and was almost totally blind for two years.
He is survived by his aged companion, four children, Milton, James, and Porter, of Wamego, and Mrs. Emma Townsend, of Wamego, one stepson, Edgar Drake, also of Wamego, seventeen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren, also two brothers, Ellis and Abe, who still live in the old home in Ohio.
A short service was held at the home Tuesday, January 23, followed by services at the Methodist church, conducted by J. W. Tanner. The Odd Fellows had charge of the services at the grave."
Cards of Thanks
We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness, and death of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. Mary Rightmire,
Source: Wamego Times, Wamego, Kansas
James Rightmire (1807 - 1881)
Lydia Critchfield Rightmire (1809 - 1893)
Martha E. Welker Rightmire (1840 - 1873)
Milton Rightmire (1858 - 1944)*
Emma Rightmire Townsend (1860 - 1953)*
James Rightmire (1863 - 1928)*
Porter Rightmire (1869 - 1924)*
Mary R Rightmire McMahon (1834 - 1895)*
Lewis Critchfield Rightmire (1836 - 1923)
Elizabeth Rightmire (1839 - 1917)*
Ellis Rightmire (1842 - 1925)*
Ellen Rightmire Hammond (1844 - 1915)*
Abram Rightmire (1847 - 1932)*
Wamego City Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 28, 2009
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