Author Archives: Jon

What’s in a Name?

I suppose all families have members who, for one reason or another, are not fond of their names. In our nuclear family, I guess I was the first one to do something about it. And thereby, as they say, hangs a tale.

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Betty Rutherford

Betty Rutherford was born in the London suburb of Carshalton, Surrey, June 17, 1919 to Ernest Rutherford and Dora Danks. Ernest was captivated by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian government advertisements for settling the Canadian west. In 1912, he arranged to work for the Bank of Montreal in Canada. He returned in the […]

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Dora Danks

Dora Lillian Danks was born 26 August 1890 and married Ernest Rutherford on 23 March 1917. She had two children, Betty, born in 1919, and Stuart James, born in 1921. She lived in Montreal, Que for most of her life from the family’s arrival in 1931 to the early 1980s when she moved to Waterloo, […]

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