Biography of Walter Rutherford
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Rutherford, Walter, Madrid, was born in Northumberland county, England, September 20, 1831, fifth son of James and Elizabeth (Mindmareh) Ratherford. Walter was only a year old when his parents came to this Country. He was educated in the common schools of Potsdam and lived with his parents on the homestead until thirty three years of age. In January, 1865, he bought a farm of 155 acres in Potsdam, where he made his home for nearly three years. then sold, and for four years was engaged as a speculator in stock, wool and farm produce. March 20, 1873, he moved to Madrid where he had bought the Smith farm of 213 acres, where he has since resided. Mr. Rutherford is a Republican, and he and family are members of the Reformed Presbyterian church, of Potsdam. Mr. Rutherford has twice married, first, January 2, 1865, Ellen Ford, who died May 29, 1889, leaving no children. He married second, March 5, 1872, Jennie D., daughter of Andrew Rutherford, of Madrid and widow of Benjamin F. Rolf. They have one child, Mamie M., now in her sixteenth year. A son of Mrs. Rutherford forms a part of the family of our subject, Benjamin F. Rolfe.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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