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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick James Rutherford (1874-1944)


Born at Winnipeg on 26 August 1874, son of Thomas Rutherford and Susan Bertha Lillie, he was educated in local public schools and the Winnipeg Collegiate Institute, afterwards becoming affiliated with the lumber firm of Brown and Rutherford established by his father. He eventually rose to the position of its Vice-President. He was a member of the AF & AM (St. John’s Lodge), the Khartum Temple of the Mystic Shrine, the IOOF, and the Northwester Lumbermen’s Association. He died at Winnipeg in October 1944, unmarried, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


“F. J. Rutherford, veteran lumber merchant, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 October 1944. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2014

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