James Norman Rutherford

13 March 1928–1 September 1985 (Age 57)
Drummondville, Drummond, Quebec, Canada

The Life of James Norman

When James Norman Rutherford was born on 13 March 1928, in Drummondville, Drummond, Quebec, Canada, his father, Melvin William Rutherford, was 34 and his mother, Charlotte Elizabeth Stephens, was 29. He died on 1 September 1985, in Saint Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Melvin William Rutherford
1893–1967
Charlotte Elizabeth Stephens
1899–1976
Gordon Lawrence Rutherford
1914–1986
Earl Lesley Rutherford
1915–1994
Ruby May Rutherford
1917–1994
Jean Rutherford
1919–1919
Walter John Rutherford
1921–1945
Howard Leonard Rutherford
1922–1996
Wesley Rutherford
1922–1922
Jean Agnes Rutherford
1924–2011
Ruth Evelyn Rutherford
1925–2011
Harry Frank Rutherford
1926–1985
James Norman Rutherford
1928–1985
Robert Melvin Rutherford
1930–1977

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 13

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from a place in the Scottish Borders near Roxburgh, probably named with an early British river name of unknown etymology + Old English ford ‘ford’. There is another place of the same name in North Yorkshire, named with hryðer ‘cattle’ + Old English ford ‘ford’, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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