||Robert W. Rutherford
Robert W. Rutherford, of the firm of Rutherford & Misner, Fremont, was a son of Walker and Jeanette (Wrathie) Rutherford, natives of Scotland, and was born in that country Jan. 14, 1850. When only four years of age he came to America with his parents, remained with them until he was 20 years of age, and then entered the employ of J. H. Darling as clerk, where he remained six years. He afterward engaged in the lumber trade one season, and was then employed as clerk by the "Patrons' Co-operative Co.," and remained with them about three years. Jan. 1, 1880, he formed a partnership with R. E. Misner, for the purpose of carrying on the grocery and provision, and boot and shoe trade, under the firm name of Rutherford & Misner. They had a good trade and enjoy the confidence of the community.
Mr. Rutherford was married in Fremont, Feb. 20, 1872, to Medora, daughter of Ephraim and Mariette Misner, natives of New York, where Mrs. Rutherford was born, and lived with her parents until her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford had one child, William E., born April 14, 1875. Mr. Rutherford had been Township Clerk of Dayton Township for two terms, and was a member of the City Council. In politics he was a Republican.
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