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Gordon Hall Rutherford, MD[1]

Male 1900 - 1932  (31 years)


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  • Name Gordon Hall Rutherford  [2, 3
    Suffix MD 
    Born 1 Sep 1900  Blenheim, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID LJR3-P8B 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LJR3-P8B 
    Died 4 Jan 1932  Chatham, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I9359  Main
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 

    Father James Rutherford,   b. 1853, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1941  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Laura Minerva Burk,   b. 7 Feb 1862, Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1945, Blenheim, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1885  Blenheim, Kent, Ontario, CAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dellmarion Thumb,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Dec 1928  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. John Thumb Rutherford,   b. 8 Nov 1930, Chatham, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 2013  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F1875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1900 - Blenheim, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Dec 1928 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1932 - Chatham, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Biography:

      Dr. Gordon Hall Rutherford, was born on the 1st of September, 1900 in Blenheim, Ontario. His father James Rutherford was born in Scotland in 1853. His family emigrated in 1856. James Rutherford was the head of the Rutherford Milling Company. Dr. Rutherford's mother was Laura Minerva "Minnie" (Burk). (Her mothers maiden name was Hall.) Dr. Rutherford was the second youngest of 7 children.

      He attended school in Blenheim. He enjoyed playing baseball and running. Dr. Rutherford "altered"  his age to enlist in WWI. He stated on his enlistment that he was born on the 1st of September 1898. He served in France with the 43rd Battalion as a gunner. After being discharged at the end of the war, he attended Woodstock Baptist College for Boys. He went on to study medicine at the University of Toronto graduating M.B. in 1927. Dr. Rutherford went to New York to specialize in Surgery at St. Frances Hospital. He graduated in 1928.

      While in New York he met and married Dellmarion Thumb in December of 1928. She was an artist, attending school in New York.

      Dr. and Mrs. Rutherford moved Chatham, Ontario in 1928. Their home was located at 288 Queen Street. Their son John Thumb Rutherford was born in 1930. Dr. Rutherford died suddenly on the 4th of January, 1932 at his office. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Blenheim, Ontario.

      Dr. Rutherford's brother Wilfrid Burk Rutherford, also became a doctor, but did not work in Chatham Kent.

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1660] Bisbee Family, William F. Bisbee, (bisbeefamily.com), http://bisbeefamily.com/obituaries/burk/laura_minerva_31012/index.php.

    3. [S1661] Chatham Kent Physician Tribute, http://ckphysiciantribute.ca/doctors/gordon-hall-rutherford/.