Biography of R. Edward Rutherford
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Rutherford, R. Edward, Waddington, was born January 24, 1860. He is a son of William J., son of Rex, who was a son of George Rutherford. Robert R. was born in Scotland in 1793, and came to Waddington with his parents in 1801. He was a self educated man and well informed. He married Ann Porteous of Scotland. by whom he had five sons and two daughters. He owned 450 acres in Waddington. He was killed by falling from a stage in going from the fair ground at Morrisburg, Canada, in 1872. William J. Rutherford was born in Waddington, August 4, 1832. He married Isabel, daughter of Adam Veitch, and they had six children, of whom five survive. Mr. Rutherford lived and died on the farm he owned. He was a Republican and was assessor three terms. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church for a number of years. He died July 21, 1887, and Iris wife is still living on the farm. R. Edward Rutherford was reared on a farm and educated in the common school and Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie, graduating in 1885. Mr. Rutherford has always been a farmer, and the estate has 222 acres, the principal business being dairying. The farm supports twenty five cows. Mr. Rntherford married, February 22, 1887, Florence Moulton, a native of Waddington, and they have had one daughter, Ann Isabelle. Mr. Rutherford is a Republican, and he and family are members of the Presbyterian church of Waddington.

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