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Walter Rutherford 887

  • Died: South Monaghan, Northumberland County, Ontario
  • Buried: South Monaghan, Northumberland County, Ontario

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written by John Rutherford,(1840- 1922), son of Richard Rutherford

Born in Northumberland, England near the border of Scotland. His occupation was a shephard, herding his sheep on the Hills of Cheviot in Scotland. He emmigrated to Canada in the year (1817?) by sailing vessel on the ocean six weeks. Landed at Quebec- sailed up St. Lawrence River into Lake Ontario, Landed at a Port called Coburg, on Lake Ontario, from there he travelled West into the County of Northumberland and Durham (to) Town of South Monaghan where he located 100 acres as a homestead. Built him a log house- cleared several acres. For ten years he worked on his land clearing off- then returned to England for a Partner in Life.

( see Richard Rutherford for full details)

In this time two of his brothers, James and Walter, had joined him from England. Walter met with an accident which proved fatal and was buried on the homestead- there being no Public Place within miles. James, his other brother, some years after was interred there with several other relations. My Father, who passed away in the year 1852 and Mother in (?) 1856- Both Laid away on the Old Homestead. It makes the Old Home sacred to Memory when we look back and think of the Joys and Sorrows that was spent on the Old homestead.

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