Andrew Jackson RHYMER Dovey R RHYMER Thomas Jefferson RIGGINS Clifton E RIGGINS Lee RIGGINS Velma F RIGGINS Floyd F RIGGINS Elmer VARNER Olaf Everett RHYMER Carlos Albert RHYMER Arthur D RHYMER Dwight A RHYMER Harold Weldon RHYMER Elvira Jane Esther BARNETT Mini tree diagram
Esther Ethel RHYMER

Esther Ethel RHYMER9,2,3,10,4,5,6,7,8

25th Dec 18951,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 30th May 19651,2,8

Life History

25th Dec 1895

Born in Monroe County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1st Jul 1911

Married Thomas Jefferson RIGGINS in Stevens County, Washington.9

about 1915

Birth of son Clifton E RIGGINS in Stevens County, Washington.7,4

about 1916

Birth of son Lee RIGGINS.4

about 1918

Birth of daughter Velma F RIGGINS in Stevens County, Washington.4,7

about 1923

Birth of son Floyd F RIGGINS in Baker County, Oregon.7,6

before 1940

Death of Thomas Jefferson RIGGINS in Baker County, Oregon.11

7th Feb 1964

Death of Elmer VARNER in Union County, Oregon.12,2

30th May 1965

Died in Union County, Oregon.1,2,8

Other facts

 

Married Elmer VARNER

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Monroe County, Tennessee, 21 June, Civil District18, Enumeration District 122, page 17A, South Dewey Ave, Hse #245, Fam#246
    Rymer, Jaeson Head  W M --- 1882 [has to be 1872] 28 Married 9 yearsTN TN TN Farmer Owns
    Rymer, Jane E Wife W F Nov 1874 25 Married 9 years 3 children/3 livingTN TN TN
    Rymer, Ester Ethel Dau W F May 1897 [age not rptd] TN TN TN

    1910 Federal Census, Baker County, Oregon, 21 April, Arden, District221, page 4A, Hse/Fam #85
    Rhymer, Andrew J Head M W 40 Married 15 years TN TN TN Saw MillLaborer Owns
    Rhymer, Ester Dau F W 13 Single TN TN TN

    Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004
    Thomas Riggins
    Spouse Esther Ethel Rhymer
    Marriage 1 Jul 1911 Stevens County

    By 1920 they had four children.  Esther's brother Everett was livingwith them.

    1920 Federal Census, Baker County, Oregon, 2 January, Baker City,District 6, page 1A, 2020 Washington St, Hse #8, Fam #13
    Riggins, T J Head Rents M W 28 WA WA VA Blacksmith
    Riggins, Ester Wife F W 23 TN TN TN
    Riggins, Clifton Son M W 6 WA WA TN
    Riggins, Lee Son M W 3 WA WA TN
    Riggins, Velma Dau F W 1yr1mo WA WA TN
    Rhymer, Everett Bother-in-law M W 21 TN TN TN

    In 1930 we find them listed in the Wichita, Kansas City Directory.

    Wichita, Kansas, City Directory, 1928, p 460
    Riggins Thomas J (Ethel) mech Equitable Inv Corp h 904 N Water N

    In 1930 we find they have moved to Idaho.

    1930 Federal Census, Payette County, Idaho, 16 April, Precinct 3,District 6, page 2B, Hse #45, Fam #50
    Riggins, Thomas J Rents $8 M W 39 1st Marriage Married at age 20 WA ARMO Blacksmith
    Riggins, Esther E Wife F W 34 1st Marriage Married at age 15 TN TN TN
    Riggins, Clifton E Son M W 16 WA WA TN Odd Jobs
    Riggins, Velma F Dau F W 11 WA WA TN
    Riggins, Floyd F Son M W 8 OR WA TN

    In 1940 We see Esther married again and her brother Arthur and hisfamily are living as a second household in he home.

    1940 Federal Census, Baker County, Oregon, 6 April, District 1-8, page3B, 2222 C St, Hse #68, Owns $410
    Varner, Elmer Head M W 52 Grade H4 b Missouri same place in 1935Painter and Paper Hanger
    Varner, Esther Dau F W 42 Grade 6 b Tennessee same place in 1935
    Riggins, Floyd Stepson M W 17 Grade 9 b Oregon same place in 1935Painter and Paper Hanger
    - Hse #69, Rents $10 -
    Rhymer, Arthur Head M W 34 Grade 7 b Oregon place house in 1935 FarmLaborer
    Rhymer, Miracle Wife F W 24 Grade 8 b Oregon place house in 1935
    Rhymer, Marie Dau F W 12 Grade 6 b Oregon Halfway [?] Baker Oregon in1935

    Esther's second husband died in 1964.  Esther lived about a year and ahalf longer.  Her Social Security records report that she herresidence was in Tennessee when she died.  This may be an error, sinceher death is recorded in Oregon records as occurring in Union County,Oregon.  Maybe, however, she did go back to Tennessee to be with herfamily and was receiving SS benefits there, but moved back shortlybefore she died.

    Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008
    Elmer Varner
    Death 7 Feb 1964 Union County
    Spouse Esther

    The Oregon Death Index reports that Esther died in Union County,Oregon.  But the Social Security Death Index reports that her lastresidence address was in Tennessee, where she was born, but had notlived since she was a child.

    Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008
    Certificate #7629
    Esther ? Varner
    Age 68, Birth Date abt 1896
    Death 30 May 1964 Union County

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Ethel Riggins
    Born 25 Dec 1895
    Died May 1965
    Last Residence Tennessee
    SSN 409-56-3565 issued Tennessee (1953)

Sources

  • 1. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 2. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Baker County, Oregon
    • 21 April, Arden, District 221, page 4A, Hse/Fam #85
  • 4. 1920 Federal Census, Baker County, Oregon
    • 2 January, Baker City, District 6, page 1A, 2020 Washington St, Hse
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Monroe County, Tennessee
    • 21 June, Civil District 18, Enumeration District 122, page 17A, South
  • 6. 1940 Federal Census, Baker County, Oregon
    • 6 April, District 1-8, page 3B, 2222 C St, Hse #68, Owns $410
  • 7. 1930 Federal Census, Payette County, Idaho
    • 16 April, Precinct 3, District 6, page 2B, Hse #45, Fam #50
  • 8. Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008
    • Certificate #7629
  • 9. Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004
  • 10. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Wichita, Kansas, City Directory, 1928, p 460
  • 11. 1940 Federal Census, Baker County, Oregon
    • 6 April, District 1-8, page 3B, 2222 C St, Hse #69, Rents $10
  • 12. Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008

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