|Delia, Elmer and Shirley Wixom abt 1927|
While working on my Tucker family line this morning I came upon this photo that for years rested in a box in the corner of my great-grandmother’s barn. The box of photos was rescued by my cousin and delivered to our home in Newtown, Connecticut.
The photo was damaged, so I decided to scan and put it in its rightful place within the Tucker genealogy document. And that is what brought me back to the Rightmire family, which then lead me to the family of John Darragh.
John Rightmire (who married my great-grandmother’s sister Olive B. Tucker) was born in 1867. John and Olive had one daughter, Delia born June 1896. Currently my research goes right to Delia who married Elmer Wixom. The photo shows this couple with their baby daughter Shirley.
As I started to fill in the Enfield, New York family of Delia’s father, John Rightmire, I found that at three years of age, John was living with his mother, Rachel, his sister Ann age 4 and brother Charles, age 1. Where is the father? By 1880 these three children are living with their grandparents, John and Rachel Kennedy Darragh, Where is the mother?
In the local Rolfe Cemetery I found three children of John and Rachel Darragh that all died in 1858. To what disease did they succumb?
If I thought this was going to be a quick and easy fleshing out of the Rightmire family, I was way off the mark! I do look forward to solving these mysteries.