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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)
Third Immigrant Generation Continued...
34. James Rutherford. Son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 25 Jul 1858. Died 4 Feb 1930 in Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
In York Co., NB, Marriage Records Book E, 1879-1889, compiled by Elizabeth S. Sewell, 2001, his name is given as "John".
He married Sarah Frances Speedy, daughter of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson, 19 Oct 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt . Born 6 Sep 1859 in Harvey. Died 22 Jan 1945 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
Witnesses to marriage were Thomas R. Speedy and Phillis R. Rutherford.
Copied from newspaper obituary:
Died at Harvey. Mrs James Rutherford Was Well Known in Community. Many at Funeral.
Harvey Station, N.B., Feb 23--The death occurred on January 22nd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Wilbert Swan, of Mrs Sarah Rutherford, widow of the late James Rutherford, who predeceased her 15 years ago.
Mrs Rutherford, being in her 86th year had only a few days illness, and her sudden passing was a shock to her many friends. She was a life long resident of Harvey and was a faithful member of the Knox Presbyterian Church. She was highly respect and well known for her fine religious character.
She is survived by four sons, Thomas, at home, Norman, of Lawrence, Mass., Cecil, of British Columbia, and Vincent, of Grand Bay; two daughters, Mrs Wilbert Swan and Mrs Robert Coburn, both of Harvey, fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The funeral took place on January 24, with prayers at the house, followed by a service at the Knox Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. James MacDonald. Interment was made in the family lot in the Harvey Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Lewis Rutherford, Edwin Messer and four grandsons, Elwood Swan, Donald Swan, Claude Swan and Cecil Coburn.
They had the following children:
93 i. John "Oliver" Rutherford
94 ii. Phillis Isabel Rutherford
95 iii. Elizabeth Elford "Lizzie" Rutherford
96 iv. Thomas Speedy Rutherford
97 v. Norman James Rutherford
98 vi. Margaret Isabelle "Belle" Rutherford
99 vii. Cecil Clarence Rutherford
100 viii. Amy Rutherford
101 ix. Vincent Earl Rutherford