Rutherford, Alfred Edward (1872-1937)

Alfred Edward Rutherford was a grocer. He lived at 1897 Beach Avenue from 1909 to 1913 and at 1881 Beach Avenue from 1913 to 1915.

Rutherford Family at 1754 Pendrell Street, about August 1915 (ancestry.ca). Standing: Alfred Edward Rutherford (father); Reginald George McCaskil Rutherford. Sitting: Archie James Rutherford; Donald Henry Rutherford; Clara Lilian Rutherford (mother) with Edward David John Rutherford; Percival Edward Croft Rutherford; Alexander Hall Rutherford.

Rutherford Family at 1754 Pendrell Street, about August 1915 (ancestry.ca). Standing: Alfred Edward Rutherford (father); Reginald George McCaskil Rutherford. Sitting: Archie James Rutherford; Donald Henry Rutherford; Clara Lilian Rutherford (mother) with Edward David John Rutherford; Percival Edward Croft Rutherford; Alexander Hall Rutherford.

 

Family Background

Alfred Edward Rutherford was born in Birkinhead, Cheshire, England on July 28, 1872. His parents were David Hall Rutherford (1829-1893) and Emma Bennett (1845-1935).

Liverpool Record Office; Liverpool, England; Reference Number: 283 PET/2/71. Ancestry.com. Liverpool, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Birth Date: 28 Jul; Baptism Date: 15 Jun 1874; Baptism Place: Liverpool, St Peter, Lancashire, England; Father: David Rutherford; Mother: Emma Rutherford.

Liverpool Record Office; Liverpool, England; Reference Number: 283 PET/2/71. Ancestry.com. Liverpool, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Birth Date: 28 Jul; Baptism Date: 15 Jun 1874; Baptism Place: Liverpool, St Peter, Lancashire, England; Father: David Rutherford; Mother: Emma Rutherford.

(David Rutherford’s first wife was Ann Beckton (1829-1870), who died in Eaglesfield, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, on July 25, 1870. David married Emma Bennett on June 4, 1871, in Liverpool, Lancashire.)

In July 1883, the Rutherford family sailed to Australia on the Western Monarch.

The “Western Monarch” under sail; about 1892; State Library of South Australia; PRG 1373/16/19; https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+1373/16/19.

The “Western Monarch” under sail; about 1892; State Library of South Australia; PRG 1373/16/19; https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+1373/16/19.

Queensland State Archives Item ID18488, Passenger lists; Register of Immigrants: Western Monarch, 1883; page 56; image 14 of 16; digital image ID: 39586; http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Image/DigitalImageDetails.aspx?ImageId=39586.

Queensland State Archives Item ID18488, Passenger lists; Register of Immigrants: Western Monarch, 1883; page 56; image 14 of 16; digital image ID: 39586; http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Image/DigitalImageDetails.aspx?ImageId=39586.

When the Western Monarch arrived in Australia in October 1883, many on board were sick. Australian officials placed the ship in quarantine until it was safe for the crew and passengers to land.

“More Immigrants,” The Queenslander (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), October 6, 1883, page 573, column 3; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19793820.

“More Immigrants,” The Queenslander (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), October 6, 1883, page 573, column 3; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/19793820.

After arriving in Australia, the Rutherfords settled in Brisbane, Queensland.

David Hall Rutherford died in Brisbane on October 28, 1893.

Brisbane Hospital Committee, The Brisbane Courier (Queensland, Australia), November 1, 1893, page 5, column 7; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3568389.

Brisbane Hospital Committee, The Brisbane Courier (Queensland, Australia), November 1, 1893, page 5, column 7; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3568389.

Emma died in Brisbane on March 25, 1935.

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), March 26, 1935, page 1, column 1; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35885961.

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), March 26, 1935, page 1, column 1; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35885961.

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Queensland), March 25, 1936, page 14, column 1; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/182663767.

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Queensland), March 25, 1936, page 14, column 1; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/182663767.

 

Marriage to Clara Lilian Clark

On January 26, 1896, in Brisbane, Australia, Alfred married Clara Lilian Clark. She was born on January 18, 1872 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. Her parents were John Walter (or Walters) Clark (1847–1921) and Mary Ann Williams (1847–1913).

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), June 27, 1896, page 4, column 2; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174322705.

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), June 27, 1896, page 4, column 2; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174322705.

Mary Ann Clark died in Wellington, New Zealand on December 1, 1913.

Evening Post, Volume LXXXVI, Issue 132, 1 December 1913, page 1, column 1; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19131201.2.128.

Evening Post, Volume LXXXVI, Issue 132, 1 December 1913, page 1, column 1; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19131201.2.128.

John Walters Clark died in Wellington on October 4, 1921.

Deaths, Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), Volume CII, Issue 83, 5 October 1921, page 1, column 1;

Deaths, Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), Volume CII, Issue 83, 5 October 1921, page 1, column 1;

In 1905, Alfred and Clara were living on Elizabeth Street in Brisbane.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Gender: Male; Electoral Year: 1905; Subdistrict: Rosalie; State: Queensland; District: Brisbane; Country: Australia.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Gender: Male; Electoral Year: 1905; Subdistrict: Rosalie; State: Queensland; District: Brisbane; Country: Australia.

Travel to Canada

In 1908, the Rutherfords sailed on R.M.S. Moana from Australia to Honolulu, on their way to Vancouver.

R.M.S. Moana, postcard, unknown date; Museum of New Zealand; registration number: PS.002981; https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/863311.

R.M.S. Moana, postcard, unknown date; Museum of New Zealand; registration number: PS.002981; https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/863311.

"Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-9X6J : 16 March 2018), Alfred Rutherford, 1908; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Z-9X6J : 16 March 2018), Alfred Rutherford, 1908; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

On the way, the ship stopped in Suva, where it boarded 11 passengers described as “Hindus,” who were on their way to Vancouver. (Actually, many of the Suva passengers were probably Sikhs.)

When the Moana arrived in Victoria on March 13, Canadian officials detained the Suva passengers, using the federal “continuous journey regulation” that prevented immigrants who did not arrive directly from the country of their birth or citizenship. (This was a prelude to the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, in which Canadian officials denied entry to about 350 passengers, who were forced to return to India.)

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 11, 1908, page 10, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080311uvic/19080311#page/n9/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 11, 1908, page 10, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19080311uvic/19080311#page/n9/mode/1up.

The Rutherfords arrived arrived in Vancouver on March 15.

Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Passenger Lists, 1865-1935; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: T-516. Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Name: Alfred E Rutherford; Gender: Male; Arrival Age: 40; Birth Year: abt 1868; Departure Port: Sydney, Australia; Arrival date: 15 Mar 1908; Arrival Port: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Vessel: Moana.

Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Passenger Lists, 1865-1935; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: T-516. Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Name: Alfred E Rutherford; Gender: Male; Arrival Age: 40; Birth Year: abt 1868; Departure Port: Sydney, Australia; Arrival date: 15 Mar 1908; Arrival Port: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Vessel: Moana.

Life in Vancouver

The Rutherfords first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1908. Mrs. A. E. Rutherford was at 1897 Beach Avenue.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 911.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1908, page 911.

They lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1908 to 1913 1897 Beach Avenue
1913 to 1915 1881 Beach Avenue
1916 to 1920 1754 Pendrell Street
1921 to 1925 2411 Stephens Street (not listed under Vancouver names in 1922)
1926 to 1932 2455 West Sixth Avenue
1933 to 1936 3485 West 18th Avenue (listed as 28th Avenue under 1935 Vancouver names)
1937 3037 West 13th Avenue

In 1915, Alfred was an employee of P. Burns and Company, which was a large wholesale and retail meat dealer.

In 1923 he became an inspector of abattoirs. He later became a federal government inspector for animal health.

In 1925, Alfred went to Brisbane to promote fruit shipments between Canada and Australia.

Personal, The Telegraph (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), November 28, 1925, page 9, column 6; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/177825725.

Personal, The Telegraph (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), November 28, 1925, page 9, column 6; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/177825725.

In 1935, Alfred and Clara were living at 3485 West 18th Avenue.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Occupation: Civil Servant; Year: 1935; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver South [3485 West 18th Avenue].

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Occupation: Civil Servant; Year: 1935; Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Vancouver South [3485 West 18th Avenue].

Alfred died in Vancouver on June 29, 1937. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver Sun, June 30, 1937, page 3.

Vancouver Sun, June 30, 1937, page 3.

Clara died in California on November 2, 1943. It appears that she was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), November 4, 1943, page 15, column 2.

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), November 4, 1943, page 15, column 2.

Alfred and Clara had the following children.

 

Reginald George McAskill Rutherford

Reginald George McAskill Rutherford was born in Brisbane, Australia, on April 19, 1897.

He worked as a bank clerk.

On March 12, 1915, in New Westminster, British Columbia, he signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was discharged from the military forces on March 28, 1919, as part of the general demobilization at the end of the war.

He later worked as an auditor.

On August 18, 1926, in Kelowna, British Columbia, he married Elsie Matilda Mcdonald, who worked as a clerk. She was born in Armstrong, British Columbia on October 14, 1899. Her parents were Josiah McDonald and Hanna Elizabeth Farr.

Reginald died in Kelowna on December 31, 1962. He was buried in Kelowna City Cemetery.

Elsie died in Kelowna in 1999. She was buried in Kelowna City Cemetery.

 

Percival Edward Croft Rutherford

Percival (“Percy”) Edward Croft Rutherford was born in Brisbane, Australia on September 7, 1898.

In the 1920s, he worked as a sales manager.

On February 19, 1927, in Vancouver, he married Christina McLeod, who worked as a waitress. She was born on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland on February 19, 1900. Her parents were Angus and Marion McLeod.

Percy later worked as a first aid attendant. He died in Campbell River, British Columbia, on April 10, 1969.

Christina died in Campbell River on July 28, 1992.

 

Archie James Rutherford

Archie James Rutherford was born in Brisbane, Australia on May 29, 1901.

He worked as a credit manager.

On June 30, 1933, in Vancouver, he married Agnes Ormond, who was a school teacher. She was born in Saskatchewan on December 21, 1897. Her parents were David Frank Ormond and Jane Currie Young.

Agnes died at Tranquille, British Columbia, on June 11, 1942.

Archie also married Grace Marie Glaister.

Archie died in Sechelt, British Columbia on October 14, 1975.

It appears that Grace died in Sechelt in 2001.

 

Alexander Hall Rutherford

The Brisbane Courier (Queensland, Australia), August 3, 1928, page 18, column 8; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/1652571.

The Brisbane Courier (Queensland, Australia), August 3, 1928, page 18, column 8; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/1652571.

Alexander Hall Rutherford was born in Brisbane, Australia on October 8, 1904.

He became a doctor of osteopathy.

On December 28, 1931, in Vancouver, he married Lillian Gladys Hill, who was an elocutionist. She was born Lillian Gladys Harvey in Vancouver on January 15, 1902. Her parents were James Harvey and Louisa Cumming. (This marriage ended in divorce in Vancouver on September 15, 1937. Lillian did not re-marry. She died in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 24, 1983.)

Alexander also married Elizabeth Irene Wilson. She was born in Manchester, England on March 6, 1912. Her parents were Henry Wilson and Margaret Queenen.

Alexander died in White Rock, British Columbia, on January 1, 1989. He was buried in Victory Memorial Park Cemetery in Surrey, British Columbia.

Elizabeth died in White Rock on April 5, 1991. She was buried in Victory Memorial Park Cemetery in Surrey.

 

Donald Henry Rutherford

Donald Henry Rutherford was born in Vancouver on April 20, 1909.

He had a long career as a physician.

On June 1, 1932, in Edmonton, Alberta, he married Natalie Alexandra Petroff. She was born at Odessa, Russia, on March 15, 1911.

In 1934, Donald and Natalie moved to the United States.

On August 18, 1941, Donald and Natalie became naturalized United States citizens.

"California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZZ-DCS : 11 March 2018), Donald Henry Rutherford, 1941.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZZ-DCS : 11 March 2018), Donald Henry Rutherford, 1941.

"California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZZ-DCD : 11 March 2018), Natalie Alexandra Rutherford, 1941.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZZ-DCD : 11 March 2018), Natalie Alexandra Rutherford, 1941.

Donald died in Santa Rosa, California on November 15, 1998.

"California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985-2011," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5M-PYKS : 10 March 2018), Dr Donald H Rutherford MD, 1998; citing Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, Oakland Family History Center, Alameda; FHL microfilm 4,265,560.

“California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985-2011,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5M-PYKS : 10 March 2018), Dr Donald H Rutherford MD, 1998; citing Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, Oakland Family History Center, Alameda; FHL microfilm 4,265,560.

Natalie died in California on December 22, 2003.

 

Edward David John Rutherford

Edward David John Rutherford was born in Vancouver on March 26, 1915.

On September 9, 1939 in Vancouver, he married Sydney Evelyn Gill, who was a stenographer. She was born in Rossland, British Columbia on March 27, 1912. Her parents were Herbert Henry Gill and Agnes Blanche Hobbs.

During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

He worked as an accountant and business educator, and he was later a commercial real estate agent.

He died on August 2, 2001.

Vancouver Sun, August 8, 2001, page D11; Vancouver Province, August 8, 2001, page C2.

Vancouver Sun, August 8, 2001, page D11; Vancouver Province, August 8, 2001, page C2.

Sydney died on March 2, 2005.

 

Sources

David Hall Rutherford (father of Alfred Edward Rutherford)

David Hall Rutherford (1829–1893); Birth: 29 AUG 1829, Scotland; Death: 28 OCT 1893, Queensland, Australia (ancestry.ca).

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTY6-P6N : 10 February 2018), David Rutherford and Ann Becktin, 28 Feb 1859; citing Central District,Glasgow,Lanark,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7GQ-VD9 : 13 December 2017), David Rutherford, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBNZ-3RN : 10 December 2017), David Rutherford, 1871.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNS7-ZY1 : 10 February 2018), David Rutherford and Emma Bennett, 04 Jun 1871; citing St. Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, reference it 6, p 79, no 157, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,656,683.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q272-TP71 : 13 December 2017), David Rutherford, Tranmere, Cheshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 33, Piece/Folio 3584/76, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,038.

From Shipping records Queensland, Australia. (courtesy of Barbara Nicholls); ancestry.ca: attached to David Hall Rutherford (1829-1893): The Western Monarch 1315 Tons sailed from Liverpool, England 17 Jul 1883 arrived Brisbane, Queenland 12 Oct 1883. Assisted passengers :  Mary Rutherford 21 Single came as a free migrant, came with her father David Rutherford age 40; Step mother Emma age 38; Her step brothers Alfred 11, David8, Geo 6, Edward 4 & step sister Emma 2.”

Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: David Hall Rutherford; Death Date: 28 Oct 1893; Death Place: Queensland; Father’s name: Rutherford; Mother’s name: Mary; Registration Year: 1893; Registration Place: Queensland; Registration Number: B026437; Page Number: 22812.

Ancestry.com. Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/188767796/david-hall-rutherford: “David Hall Rutherford; Birth: 29 Aug 1829, Brydekirk, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland; Death: Oct 1893 (aged 64), Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia; Burial: Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia; Plot: Portion 11-Section 6-Plot 11; Memorial ID. [Son of John Rutherford and Mary Hall; married Ann Beckton on February 28, 1859, in Glasgow, Scotland; married Emma Bennett on June 4,1871, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Gravesite Details: Burial: Oct. 29, 1893.]

 

Ann Beckton (wife of David Hall Rutherford)

Ann Beckton (1829–1870) Birth: 28 FEB 1829, Middlebie, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; Death: 25 JULY 1870, Eaglesfield, Dumfries-shire, Scotland (ancestry.ca).

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTY6-P6F : 10 February 2018), David Rutherford and Ann Becktin, 28 Feb 1859; citing Central District, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7GQ-VDS : 13 December 2017), Ann Rutherford in household of David Rutherford, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

William Bennett (father of Emma Bennett)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ3K-SBQ : 9 March 2018), William Bennett and Susannah Croft, 28 Mar 1836; citing Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcester, England, reference p81 #243, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 350,604.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973  ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLWV-GQZ : 10 February 2018), William Bennett and Susannah Croft, 28 Mar 1836; citing Upton On Severn,Worcester,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 942,934, 942,935.

 

Susannah Croft (mother of Emma Bennett)

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ3K-SB3 : 9 March 2018), William Bennett and Susannah Croft, 28 Mar 1836; citing Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcester, England, reference p81 #243, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 350,604.

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLWV-GQC : 10 February 2018), William Bennett and Susannah Croft, 28 Mar 1836; citing Upton On Severn,Worcester,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 942,934, 942,935.

 

Emma Bennett (mother of Alfred Edward Rutherford)

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGC2-N3T : 10 November 2017), Emma Bennett in household of William Bennett, Willand, Worcestershire, England; citing Willand, Worcestershire, England, p. 10, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey. [Possible connection: other members of family have Croft as surname.]

“England Marriages, 1538–1973 ,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNS7-ZYY : 10 February 2018), David Rutherford and Emma Bennett, 04 Jun 1871; citing St. Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, reference it 6, p 79, no 157, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,656,683.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q272-TPWP : 13 December 2017), Emma Rutherford in household of David Rutherford, Tranmere, Cheshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 33, Piece/Folio 3584/76, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,038.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Emma Rutherford; Death Date: 25 Mar 1935; Death Place: Queensland; Father’s name: William Bennett; Mother’s name: Croft; Registration Year: 1935; Registration Place: Queensland; Registration Number: B027173; Page Number: 1645.”

Ancestry.com. Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/188768003/emma-rutherford: “Emma Bennett Rutherford; Birth: 1845; Cheshire, England; Death: Mar 1935 (aged 89–90), Red Hill, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia; Burial: Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia; Plot: Portion 11-Section 6-Plot 11; Memorial ID: 188768003. [Daughter of Willian Bennett; married David Hall Rutherford on June 4, 1871 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Gravesite Details: Burial: Mar. 26, 1935.]

 

Alfred Edward Rutherford

Alfred Edward Rutherford (1872–1937); Birth: 28 JUL 1872, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England; Death: 29 JUN 1937, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XH8-KZ8 : 1 October 2014), Alfred Edward Rutherford, 1872; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q272-TPHW : 13 December 2017), Albert Rutherford in household of David Rutherford, Tranmere, Cheshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 33, Piece/Folio 3584/76, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,038.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Spouse Name: Clara Lillian Clark; Marriage Date: 26 Jun 1896; Marriage Place: Queensland; Registration Place: Queensland; Registration Year: 1896; Registration Number: 000683; Page Number: 22811.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M59P : 16 March 2018), A E Rutherford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Albert Edward Rutherford, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, California; NAI Number: 4498993; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Gender: Male; Birth Date: abt 1874; Birth Place: Rydekirk, Scotland; Age: 52; Arrival date: 22 Jan 1926; Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California; Ship Name: R M S Tahiti; Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia; Destination: Vancouver, Canada; Last Residence: Canada; Accompanied by: Kelly; Friend’s Name: Kelly Douglas [sic: H. St. John Switzer; firm: Kelly Douglas].

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2J-SNL : 8 November 2017), Alfred Edward Rutherford, 1937.

Alfred E. Rutherford, obituary, Vancouver Sun, June 30, 1937, page 3:

“Alfred Edward Rutherford, 64, of 3037 West Thirteenth Avenue, native of England and resident in Vancouver 29 years, died Tuesday. He was an inspector with the Federal Department of Agriculture.

Surviving are his wife; six sons, Reginald of Kelowna; Percival, Archie, Edward and Dr. Alexander Rutherford, Vancouver; Donald in Los Angeles, and brothers and sisters in Australia.

Funeral services will be conducted in Center & Hanna’s chapel by Rev. Walter Ellis at 2 p.m. Friday with interment Ocean View Burial Park.”

Alfred E. Rutherford, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 30, 1937, page 13; Vancouver Province, June 30, 1937, page 15.

 

John Walter (or Walters) Clark (father of Clara Lilian Clark)

John Walters Clark (1847–1921); Birth 1847, Walsall, Staffordshire, England; Death: 1921, Wellington, New Zealand (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NQ9-X35 : 1 October 2014), John Clarke, 1848; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Walsall, Staffordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGG7-GYK : 9 November 2017), John Clarke in household of William Clarke, , Staffordshire, England; citing , Staffordshire, England, p. 12, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7CT-KNC : 11 December 2017), John Clark in household of William Clark, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DKS-VNR : 13 December 2014), John Walters Clark, 1867; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1867, quarter 1, vol. 6B, p. 720, Walsall, Staffordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDDC-R5V : 11 December 2017), John W Clarke in entry for Susan Clarke, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27L-KNGY : 13 December 2017), John W Clark, West Derby, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 43, Piece/Folio 3700/25, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,068.

New Zealand, Death Index, 1848-1966. Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Death Index, 1848-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: John Walter Clark; Death Date: Oct-Nov-Dec 1921; Registration Place: Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; Folio Number: 3307.

John Walters [sic] Clark, death notice, Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), Volume CII, Issue 83, 5 October 1921, page 1, column 1; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19211005.2.2.3.

 

Mary Ann Williams (mother of Clara Lilian Clark)

Mary Ann Williams (1847–1913); Birth: 1847, Madeley, Shropshire, England; Death: 1913, Wellington, New Zealand (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DKQ-5HL : 13 December 2014), Mary Ann Williams, 1867; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1867, quarter 1, vol. 6B, p. 720, Walsall, Staffordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Mary Ann Clark, death notice, Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), Volume LXXXVI, Issue 132, 1 December 1913, page 1, column 1; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19131201.2.128.

 

Clara Lilian Clark

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XHG-8YF : 1 October 2014), Clara Lilian Clark, 1872; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27L-KN5J : 13 December 2017), Clara L Clark in household of John W Clark, West Derby, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 43, Piece/Folio 3700/25, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,068.

Queensland State Archives; Registers of Immigrant Ships’ Arrivals; Series: Series ID 13086; Roll: M1702.Ancestry.com. Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Clara Clark; Age: 14; Birth Year: abt 1872; Place of Origin: Staffordshire, England; Ship Name: Chyebassa; Port of Departure: London, England; Port of Arrival: Brisbane; Arrival date: 19 Oct 1886.

Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Spouse Name: Clara Lillian Clark; Marriage Date: 26 Jun 1896; Marriage Place: Queensland; Registration Place: Queensland; Registration Year: 1896; Registration Number: 000683; Page Number: 22811.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M595 : 16 March 2018), Lillian C Rutherford in entry for A E Rutherford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Clara Lilian Rutherford in household of Albert Edward Rutherford, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPKM-81S : 26 November 2014), Clara Lillian Rutherford, 02 Nov 1943; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Reginald George McAskill Rutherford (son of Alfred Edward Rutherford)

Ancestry.com. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Reginald George Mcaskill Rutherford; Birth Date: 19 Apr 1897; Birth Place: Queensland; Registration Year: 1897; Registration Place: Queensland, Australia; Father: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Mother: Clara Lillian Clark; Page Number: 22816; Registration Number: 010673.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M59R : 16 March 2018), Reginald G Rutherford in entry for A E Rutherford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Rutherford, Reginald George; Rank: CPL; Regimental Number: 628025; 428025; Date of Birth: 19/04/1897; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8568 – 29; Item Number: 607412; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=607412; digitized service file: B8568-S029; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8568-S029.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H22-PYL : 11 March 2018), Reginald Geo Rutherford, Mar 1919; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-14794, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1921 Canada Census, Reginald Rutherford in household of Albert Edward Rutherford, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD85-WBV : 11 March 2018), Reginald George Mcaskill Rutherford and Elsie Matilda Mcdonald, 18 Aug 1926; citing Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13752, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,505.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTX-MPG : 8 November 2017), Reginald George Mcaskill Rutherford, 1962; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7a1d4e22-f46d-4887-8866-5e738062df5f.

 

Elsie Matilda Mcdonald (wife of Reginald George Mcaskill Rutherford)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1899-09-908874; Elsie Matilda Mcdonald; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13815; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134885; date of birth: October 14, 1899;; place of birth: Spallumcheen; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/edcd78db-5af9-4927-b9b2-597871dfd4fb.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD85-WBF : 11 March 2018), Reginald George Mcaskill Rutherford and Elsie Matilda Mcdonald, 18 Aug 1926; citing Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13752, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,505.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-HH1W : 13 December 2015), Elsie M Rutherford, ; Burial, Kelowna, Central Okanagan Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery; citing record ID 106761755, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106761755: “Elsie M Rutherford; Birth: 1899; Death: 1999 (aged 99–100); Burial: Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Kelowna, Central Okanagan Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Pioneer; Memorial ID: 106761755.”

 

Percival Edward Croft Rutherford (son of Alfred Edward Rutherford)

Ancestry.com. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Percival Edward Croft Rutherford; Birth Date: 7 Sep 1898; Birth Place: Queensland; Registration Year: 1898; Registration Place: Queensland, Australia; Father: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Mother: Clara Lillian Clark; Page Number: 22816; Registration Number: 004234.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M59T : 16 March 2018), Percival E Rutherford in entry for A E Rutherford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Percival Rutherford in household of Albert Edward Rutherford, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-C5Y : 11 March 2018), Percy Edward Croft Rutherford and Christina Mcleod, 19 Feb 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY1-GCN : 8 November 2017), Percy Edward Rutherford, 1969; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3f89af19-b149-4b74-bb09-062bb0ee1da7.

 

Christina Mcleod (wife of Percival Edward Croft Rutherford)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-C55 : 11 March 2018), Percy Edward Croft Rutherford and Christina Mcleod, 19 Feb 1927; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-VN95 : 8 November 2017), Christina Macleod Rutherford, 1992; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/540e8569-a62f-42e9-976b-f91f282b896d; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6db14e55-3077-45ad-9a3e-efcb514acbb3.

 

Archie James Rutherford (son of Alfred Edward Rutherford)

Ancestry.com. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Archie James Rutherford; Birth Date: 29 May 1901; Birth Place: Queensland; Registration Year: 1901; Registration Place: Queensland, Australia; Father: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Mother: Clara Lillian Clark; Page Number: 22811; Registration Number: 003999.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M59Y : 16 March 2018), Archy Y Rutherford in entry for A E Rutherford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Archie Rutherford [indexed as Axeline Rutherford] in household of Albert Edward Rutherford, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1933-09-409021; Archie James Rutherford and Agnes Ormond; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13765; GSU Microfilm Number: 2135984; date of marriage: June 30, 1933; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b45ad23b-890d-4c6a-95b0-de7979b80130.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBG-J57 : 8 November 2017), Archie James Rutherford, 1975; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/49bb37a2-9eaa-4224-b6a0-e7624c08ce72.

Archie James Rutherford, death notice, Vancouver Sun, Ocdtobrer 15, 1975, page 48: “Rutherford—Passed away October 14, 1975, Archie James Rutherford, late of Sechelt, B.C. Survived by his loving wife, Grace, daughter, Louise, 3 brothers, Dr. Alex. H. Rutherford, White Rock, E.J.D. Rutherford, Vancouver, Dr. Donald H. Rutherford, Orcas Is., Wash. Memorial services, Friday, October 17 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Hilda’s Anglican Church, Sechelt, Rev. N.J. Godkin officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary’s Hospital appreciated. Harvey Funeral Home, Directors.”

 

Agnes Ormond (wife of Archie James Rutherford)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1933-09-409021; Archie James Rutherford and Agnes Ormond; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13765; GSU Microfilm Number: 2135984; date of marriage: June 30, 1933; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b45ad23b-890d-4c6a-95b0-de7979b80130.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK5-HQR : 8 November 2017), Agnes Ormond Rutherford, 1942.

 

Grace Marie Glaister (wife of Archie James Rutherford)

Ancestry.com. Saskatchewan, Canada, Residents Index (SRI), 1800-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Name: Grace M. Glaister; Residence Date: 1935; Residence Place: Landis, Saskatchewan, Canada; Description: casual mention.

Ancestry.com. Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Grace Marie Rutherford; Death Place: Sechelt BC; Publication or Record Date: 13 Apr 2001.

 

Alexander Hall Rutherford (son of Alfred Edward Rutherford)

Ancestry.com. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Alexander Hall Rutherford; Birth Date: 8 Oct 1904; Birth Place: Queensland; Registration Year: 1904; Registration Place: Queensland, Australia; Father: Alfred Edward Rutherford; Mother: Clara Lilian Clark; Page Number: 22811; Registration Number: B009196.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M59B : 16 March 2018), Alexandra N Rutherford in entry for A E Rutherford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Alex Rutherford in household of Albert Edward Rutherford, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-SZW : 11 March 2018), Alexander Hall Rutherford and Lillian Gladys Hill, 28 Dec 1931; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13761, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,557. [Marriage dissolved at Vancouver, B.C. on September 15, 1937. File No. D.C.O. 1141. October 5, 1937.]

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1989-09-000881; Alexander Hall Rutherford; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17127; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709270; date of death: January 1, 1989; place of death: White Rock; age at death: 83; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6a4b34e4-6225-4e71-9366-25b0e5b68999; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a9fac8b3-809d-4a1f-ae95-3d893d50b56b.

 

Lillian Gladys Hill (wife of Alexander Hall Rutherford)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-SZ3 : 11 March 2018), Alexander Hall Rutherford and Lillian Gladys Hill, 28 Dec 1931; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13761, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,557. [Marriage dissolved at Vancouver, B.C. on September 15, 1937. File No. D.C.O. 1141. October 5, 1937.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1N-TBV: 8 November 2017), Lillian Gladys Rutherford, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/def6123b-3d00-461b-befc-9f71be0ebad8.

 

Elizabeth Irene Wilson (wife of Alexander Hall Rutherford)

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1991-09-007256; Elizabeth Irene Rutherford; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17150; date of death: April 5, 1991; place of death: White Rock; age at death: 79; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9c856498-7eb7-47e3-8b32-4a46e4c4e6e6; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/83c034e5-8172-4d80-a9f3-90152292193a.

 

Donald Henry Rutherford (son of Alfred Edward Rutherford)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M591 : 16 March 2018), Donald H Rutherford in entry for A E Rutherford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Donald Rutherford in household of Albert Edward Rutherford, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; NAI Number: 47; Record Group Title: M1524; Record Group Number: Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940. Name: Donald Henry Rutherford; Record Type: Declaration; Arrival date: 6 Aug 1934; Arrival Place: Blaine, Washington; Declaration Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: Natale A Rutherford; Declaration Number: 81657.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9ZP-JGM : accessed 2 June 2018), Donald Rutherford, Councilmanic District 5, Oakland, Brooklyn Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61-171, sheet 6B, line 45, family 184, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 434.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZZ-DC9 : 11 March 2018), Donald Henry Rutherford, 1941.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZZ-DCS : 11 March 2018), Donald Henry Rutherford, 1941.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Donald H Rutherford; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 20 Apr 1909; Death Date: 15 Nov 1998; Claim Date: 17 Mar 1971; SSN: 555544042.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5D4-VJ6 : 19 May 2014), Donald H Rutherford, 15 Nov 1998; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985-2011,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5M-PYKS : 10 March 2018), Dr Donald H Rutherford MD, 1998; citing Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, Oakland Family History Center, Alameda; FHL microfilm 4,265,560.

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1K3-J2Y : 23 May 2014), Donald H Rutherford, Residence, Santa Rosa, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

 

Natalie Alexandra Petroff (wife of Donald Henry Rutherford)

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Roll: 47; Microfilm Serial: M1524. Name: Natalie Alexandra Rutherford; Gender: Female; Declaration Age: 26; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 15 Mar 1911; Birth Place: Russia; Arrival Year: 1934; Residence Place: California; Declaration Date: 21 Jul 1937; Declaration Place: California, USA; Spouse: Donald Henry Rutherford; Court: District Court.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9ZP-JG9 : accessed 2 June 2018), Natalie Rutherford in household of Donald Rutherford, Councilmanic District 5, Oakland, Brooklyn Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61-171, sheet 6B, line 46, family 184, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 434.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG9Y-M6J : 20 May 2014), Natalie A Rutherford, 22 Dec 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1K7-53V : 23 May 2014), Natalie A Rutherford, Residence, Santa Rosa, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

 

Edward David John Rutherford (son of Alfred Edward Rutherford)

Edward David John Rutherford (1915–2001); Birth: 1915, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 08 AUG 2001, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

1921 Canada Census, Edward Rutherford in household of Albert Edward Rutherford, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-476406; Edward John D Rutherford and Sydney Evelyn Gill; date of marriage: September 9, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1ad27f00-0b4f-444c-9b51-9e23f1d13499.

Ancestry.com. Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Edward David John Rutherford; Age at Death: 86; Birth Date: Abt 1915; Death Date: abt 2001; Death Place: Vancouver BC; Publication or Record Date: 8 Aug 2001.

Edward David John Rutherford, death notice, Vancouver Sun, August 8, 2001, page D11; Vancouver Province, August 8, 2001, page C2.

 

Sydney Evelyn Gill (wife of Edward David John Rutherford)

Sydney Evelyn Gill (1912–); Birth: ABT 1912, British Columbia; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1939-09-476406; Edward John D Rutherford and Sydney Evelyn Gill; date of marriage: September 9, 1939; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1ad27f00-0b4f-444c-9b51-9e23f1d13499.

Sydney Evelyn (Gill) Rutherford, death notice; published in Vancouver Sun and The Province from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2005; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=sydney-evelyn-rutherford-gill&pid=3279902: “RUTHERFORD _ Sydney Evelyn (nee Gill), March 27, 1912 – March 2, 2005. Sydney was born in Rossland, B.C., but at an early age moved with her parents, Herbert and Blanche, to Vancouver. She attended St. Anne’s Academy in New Westminster and later the Vancouver School of Commerce. She married Edward in September, 1939 and shortly thereafter, they moved into their newly constructed home in Kerrisdale where they resided for nearly 62 years. Mom spent her life maintaining home and family. She was involved in the activities of the school PTA, the Auxiliary to the 21st Group Cubs and Scouts and the Chancel Guild of St. Mary’s Anglican Church for many years. She enjoyed her “bridge club” and she and Dad spent many hours in their beautiful garden in which they took great pride. In later years Syd and Ed spent many enjoyable days cruising Southern B.C. coastal waters and also embarked on many memorable trips around North America and to the British Isles, Europe and the Middle East. For the past 3 years since Dad’s passing in August, 2001, Mom has resided at Courtyard Gardens in Richmond… Our thanks to the wonderful staff there for their care, patience and understanding. Sydney is now at rest with her beloved. She and Ed are survived by their son Bruce; his wife Moreen; and their children Steven and Erin. There will be no formal memorial service at Mother’s request. Donations in remembrance of Sydney may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the B.C. Children’s Hospital, causes which she strongly supported over the years “Rest in peace, Mom. Love you!””

 

Continuous Journey Regulation

Continuous Journey Regulation, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_journey_regulation

Komagata Maru Incident, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komagata_Maru_incident.