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Martha Rutherford (Thompson)

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died
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Wife of James Rutherford
Mother of Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1908; George Rutherford; Ellen Rutherford; Alice Rutherford; James Rutherford and 7 others

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About Martha Rutherford

Martha Rutherford (née Thompson) was born in England and arrived in New Plymouth in 1855 as a thirteen-year old. She was evacuated to Nelson in 1860 during the Taranaki Land War. Had it not been for that war James and Martha would never have met. Martha became a teacher at the Spring Grove school where her efforts were always praised by the provincial school inspector. They had 12 children -------------------- Martha Rutherford (née Thompson) was born in England and arrived in New Plymouth in 1855 as a thirteen-year old. She was evacuated to Nelson in 1860 during the Taranaki Land War. Had it not been for that war James and Martha would never have met. Martha became a teacher at the Spring Grove school where her efforts were always praised by the provincial school inspector. So Ernest Rutherford and his siblings received a good education because of parents who appreciated education: his father because he hadn't had much and his mother because she had.

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