Catherine Rutherford (1827 - 1903)

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Manhattan County, New York

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Joyce Grenfell and Margaret Rutherford

Joyce Grenfell and Margaret Rutherford

Harvey and Alpha Fry, Missouri

Harvey and Alpha Fry, Missouri

Milton Gordon, San Jose High School, 1947

Milton Gordon, San Jose High School, 1947

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Lt. Col. William C. Rutherford

Lt. Col. William C. Rutherford

Red Cross, WWII

Red Cross, WWII

Indianapolis School 62

Indianapolis School 62

Mraion Randolf Dickens& Esther Rutherford

Mraion Randolf Dickens& Esther Rutherford

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twokids

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sadeyes

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poutingboy Joyce Grenfell and Margaret Rutherford Harvey and Alpha Fry, Missouri Milton Gordon, San Jose High School, 1947

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1827 - In the year that Catherine Rutherford was born, on May 25th, Romanian inventor Petrache Poenaru received a French patent for the invention of the first fountain pen with a replaceable ink cartridge. The fountain pen would make inkwells obsolete. Poenaru's patent used a barrel made from a large swan quill (part of the feather).

1870 - When she was 43 years old, on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

1879 - By the time she was 52 years old, on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

1902 - By the time she was 75 years old, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

1903 - In the year of Catherine Rutherford's passing, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

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Catherine Rutherford died on January 23, 1903 in New York at 76 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Catherine. She was born around 1827. We are unaware of information about Catherine's family or relationships.

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