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RUTHERFORD Family Scrapbook
Photos provided by Richard S. Boswell  




The picture of the family standing in front of the house (Dr.CCs house) are as follows: Back (L-R) Jennie Black, Neppie, Silas, Dr. CC, May, Clint, Mollie;  Front: Sallie, Myrtle, Lillie RUTHERFORD.




Back: Sallie Rutherford, Henry Rutherford Front: Myrtle Rutherford Greenhaw (married Albert Alton Greenhaw) and Lillie Rutherford

  Dr. CC Rutherford's second wife







Neppie, Sallie, and Lillie RUTHERFORD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:    Dr. Christopher Columbus C.C Rutherford Graduate of the College of Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Audrey ROTHER

Dr. C. C. Rutherford, a pioneer medical physician at McDade, born July 6, 1839, in Austin County, Texas, was the son of Robert Dudley Rutherford & Harriet E. Simpson of Hinds County Mississippi.   He was one of, at least, two children born before his parents were divorced.  Both of his parents came to Texas.  His father, Robert D., was born 1810, in Hinds County and died unknown in Cherokee County, Texas.  His mother Harriet married a second time to James H. Meek.  Her birth date is unknown.  She died in 1875 and is believed buried in Ridgeway Cemetery, Paige area, Bastrop County, Texas.  The grave is unmarked.  

Dr. C.C. Rutherford s office was advertised in the McDade Independent as being located in the rear of the Post Office building, which was then the Nash Building/Rock Front Saloon and now the McDade Historical Museum in 1901.  Dr. Rutherford declined the position of McDade postmaster January 3, 1884, but did accept the position on January 15, 1891, and served in that capacity until September 13, 1893.  In the book, McDade Then and Now, we read; In the 1897, April issue of the local newspaper Dr. Rutherford is building a new business house next to the City Hotel, which will be occupied by the Drug firm of Rutherford & Guthrie.  Again Dr. C.C. served as postmaster from January 12, 1898, until November 7, 1907.  Stock in the firm of Rutherford & Guthrie was sold to an early Texas druggist, William C. Stewart, of Jefferson County, Missouri.  Druggist W.C. Stewart came to McDade about 1877, because the other town in Texas, in which he had settled, was wild with lots of drinking, shooting and killings.  Mr. Stewart invested in the small McDade drugstore (Rutherford & Guthrie) in 1881.  

Dr. C.C. Rutherford had two wives, (1) Martha N. Dunn and (2) Sarah Arena Dunbar.  Martha N. Dunn, was born 1844 in Holmes County, Mississipi, wed June 1, 1860,  at Washington County, Texas and died in 1867.  Sarah Arena Dunbar, born August 8, 1851,  was his second wife, marriage  on January 15, 1871.  She was the daughter of William Dunbar & Nancy Rowlett Dunbar who lived where the Camp Swift Hospital once was located in Lake Bastrop Acres.    Sallie Dunbar Rutherford was the mother of several children.   Sallie Rutherford died June 27, 1899 and Dr. Rutherford died July 6, 1920, both are buried in the McDade Cemetery along with other members of their immediate family.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  (From Richard S. Boswell) Myrtle Penelope RUTHERFORD born in 1893, daughter of Clinton RUTHERFORD. Myrtle married A. A. GREENHAW and their son John Thomas GREENHAW was the father of Allene Elizabeth GREENHAW.  

Clinton RUTHERFORD was born Jun.13, 1872 in Bastrop Co.  TX.  He appears in the 1920 and 1930 Census in Giddings Twp., Lee County. His sisters lived with him most of his life. e died in April 1933 in Giddings.  He married Lilla G. HARRIS, born Oct.2, 1873 in Bastrop Co. TX in1892.  They had at least one other daughter; Lois Gonelle RUTHERFORD, born Jun.21, 1897 and died Sept.17 the same year. Lilla was the daughter of Hugh and Julia HARRIS from Madison County, TX.

Dr. C. C. married twice and between the two had twelve children.