George Rutherford [ 1861 - 1946 ]

W.S. Newman was only in business a few months when he was bought out by George Rutherford who planned to make large additions to the stock. “Mr. Rutherford ought to… do well, as he is favourably known to all who do their trading at the Falls … and had several year’s experience in the line of business in which he is now starting for himself” [FFG 7 Dec. 1894; 5]. Rutherford must have worked alongside other merchants. Despite his good standing he did not last long. Located in the Cunningham Block, the business was sold to W.J. Ellison, from Garden Hill, in April of 1895 [FFG 12 April 1895; 4]. George is not listed in the 1901 Census.

W.S. Newman was only in business a few months when he was bought out by George Rutherford who planned to make large additions to the stock. "Mr. Rutherford ought to... do well, as he is favourably known to all who do their trading at the Falls ... and had several year's experience in the line of business in which he is now starting for himself" [FFG 7 Dec. 1894; 5]. Rutherford must have worked alongside other merchants. Despite his good standing he did not last long. Located in the Cunningham Block, the business was sold to W.J. Ellison, from Garden Hill, in April of 1895 [FFG 12 April 1895; 4]. George is not listed in the 1901 Census.

666 There were two George Rutherfords in this family. The eldest (the uncle of the above) was a well-known purser on the steamboat "S.S. Iroquois" running from Dorset to the Bigwin Inn in the Muskoka Lakes and the son of Thomas and the brother of Jessie Rutherford. He also had a brother Adam, who was the father of this George Rutherford. 667 Although it states that only the grocery part of the business was sold, Ellison was advertising groceries and boots and shoes by the end of April [FFG 26 April 1985; 5].

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