Winnifred Mary Rutherford

17 April 1896–31 May 1985 (Age 89)
Chester, Howard, Iowa, United States

The Life of Winnifred Mary

When Winnifred Mary Rutherford was born on 17 April 1896, in Chester, Howard, Iowa, United States, her father, John Taylor Rutherford, was 38 and her mother, Lorena Albertina Radford, was 33. She married George Bennett Robertson on 29 September 1909, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1920 and Patterson, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1930. She died on 31 May 1985, in Willits, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

George Bennett Robertson
Winnifred Mary Rutherford
Marriage: 29 September 1909
Hazel E. Robertson
William Roger Robertson

Spouse and Children

29 September 1909
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    John Taylor Rutherford


    Lorena Albertina Radford




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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Sources (3)

  • Winifred Robertson in household of George B Robertson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Winnifred M Rutherford in household of John Rutherford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura May Collyer, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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