Children of John and Lily Rutherford:
William Rutherford b. 1869
Edith Rutherford b. 8 Nov 1870
Admitted River Terrace School 3 Feb 1881 from Brightwater School - left for Hope.
Found an Edith married to Biggar 1900 !
Lily Rutherford b. 6 Jan 1873
Admitted River Terrace School 3 Feb 1881 after leaving Brightwater, left for home duties.
Lily Rutherford admitted to Brightwater School from Hope 20/4/1886 - left for home.
Found a Lily married to David Pollock 1907 - no more info.
Died aged 44 yrs. Buried Block 28, Plot 541. "In loving Memory of Lily beloved wife of David Pollock and daughter of John and Lily Rutherford, died Sept 28th 1917. At Rest."
Rose Rutherford b. 2 Dec 1874 Hope, Nelson
Nelson Colonist: on 2nd Dec 1874 at Hope Mills, the wife of John Rutherford, a dau.
Admitteded River Terrace School 3 Feb 1881 after leaving Brightwater, left for home duties.
Rose Rutherford admitted to Brightwater School from Hope 14/6/1886 - left for Hope 29/9/1887.
Rose Rutherford, Spinster - will filed in Nelson Court 27 Sept 1948.
Violet Barbara Rutherford b. 11 Oct 1876, Hope, Nelson
Violet Rutherford admitted to Brightwater School from Hope 14/6/1886 - left for Hope 29/9/1887.
Admitted to Brightwater school from Hope 27/1/1890, left for home 7/7/1891. Died 24 Jan 1959. Buried Marsden Valley, Block 4a, Plot 1. Died aged 82 yrs.
Married 1901 Leonard McGowan (died 11 Jan 1946 - Buried "New General" area, Block 18, Plot 67. Plot beside named for McGowan also. Was it intended for his wife you was buried Marsden Valley?
Leonard McGowan, farmer, Spring Grove - will filed Nelson court 31 Jan 1946.)
John George Rutherford b. 21 Sep 1878, Hope, Nelson
Nelson Colonist: on 21st Sept 1878 at Hope Flour Mills, the wife of John Rutherford, son.
John George Rutherford admitted to Brightwater School from Hope 14/6/1886 - left for River Terrace 1/10/1886.(Birth date given as 21/9/1879?)
Admitted to Brightwater school from Hope 27/1/1890, left to attend Bishop's School 15/9/1893.
Found two possible marriages for John George - GILBERT 1902 and SPARGO 1910.
Died 9th Feb 1964, Nelson.
Probate: John George Rutherford, retired, Nelson, - will filed 13 Mar 1964.
Buried 11th Feb 1964, Seaview Rd., Block 37, Plot 787.
Eva Rutherford 13 Sept 1880, Hope, Nelson
Nelson Evening Mail: on 13 Sept 1880 at Hope Flour Mill, the wife of John Rutherford, of a daughter.
Admitted Brightwater School 30/5/1887 then left for Hope 29/7/1887 (father's address given as Hope).
Admitted to Brightwater school from Hope 27/1/1890, left for home 3/10/1894.
An Eva Rutherford married a Samuel Moore 1918.
Ivy Jane b. 11 Nov 1883, Hope, Nelson
Nelson Evening Mail: On 11th Nov. 1883 at Hope the wife of Mr. J. Rutherford of a daughter.
Admitted to Brightwater school from Hope 27/8/1890, left for Hope 28/11/1893.
I have written in my records that she died 16 Sep 1904 but no idea where this info came from!
Also found an Ivy Jane married to Rudolf Hansen in 1919 !
Lindora Rutherford b. Dec 1884, Hope, Nelson
Admitted to Brightwater school from Hope 27/8/1890, left for home 27/7/1899.
Died 13 May 1955. Buried 14 May 1955 Seaview Rd. Cem., Stoke, Nelson - Block 28, Plot 547 next to husband. Died aged 70 years.
Lindora, widow, Richmond - will filed 20 May 1955.
Married Joseph Wilfred Senior 1917. Died 5th Oct 1936.
Buried 6th Oct 1936 - Block 28, Plot 546 beside wife.
Joseph, farmer, Mapua will filed 2 Nov 1936.
Kate Rutherford b. Nov 1886
Admitted to Brightwater school 31/3/1892, left for home due to blindness 11/2/1898.
Stanley Valentine Rutherford b. 4 Jan 1889/90
Admitted to Brightwater school 6/6/1895, left 31/7/1899. Father's address given as Brightwater.
Stanley Valentine, Engineer, Nelson - will filed 22 Mar 1932.
Died 10 Mar 1932. Buried 12 Mar 1932, Seaview Rd., Block 28, Plot 545. " Sacred to the memory of Stanley Valentine, beloved husband of Emily Rutherford. Passed away at Port Nelson 10th Mar 1932 aged 42."
Alice Rutherford b. 1894