Biography of Alexander Rutherford
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Rutherford, Alexander, Waddington, was born in Waddington, April 10, 1833. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, and went to California in 1861 and spent five years there and in Nevada. Returning to New York he worked for his father about two and a half years, and then went to Wisconsin for about a year. Then, in company with his brother Duncan, he went to California and was there about two years, when he returned again to Waddington and a year later went to California, but on account of his father's death returned to Waddington. Mr. Rutherford then worked for his brother, Nelson, for six years and then purchased a farm of fifty acres in Canada, and there lived for five years, when he sold and came to Waddington on the farm he now owns. He has 127 acres and keeps a small dairy. Mr. Rutherford married in March, 1879, Eliza J. Johnson, a native of Canada. Mr. Rutherford is a Republican. He is inclined toward the Presbyterian church, but has freely supported other denominations.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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