John 'Jock' Rutherford

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John “Jock” Rutherford

Birthplace: Percy Main, Northumberland, Percy Main, Northumberland, England UK
Death: April 21, 1963 (78)
London, Middlesex, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of James Robert Wedell Rutherford and Sarah Elizabeth Rutherford
Husband of Private and Edith Olive Rutherford
Father of John James Rutherford and John James Rutherford
Brother of Andrew Thompson Rutherford; James Rutherford; Ellen (Nellie) Rutherford; George Thompson Rutherford; Annie Porteus Rutherford and 7 others

Occupation: 1891 - 6; 1901 - 16, Apprentice marine Boilersmith; 1911 - 26, Professional Footballer
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About John 'Jock' Rutherford

John "Jock" Rutherford (12 October 1884 – 21 April 1963) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Arsenal, Clapton Orient and Newcastle United. He also had a very short and unsuccessful spell as manager of Stoke

On March 20, 1926 he became the oldest player ever to have appeared for Arsenal - and that record still stands to this day.

Born in Percy Main, North Shields, Northumberland

His brothers, Septimus Eric (Sep) and Robert Edward (Bob), were also professional footballers, and his son, John, was on Arsenal's books at the same time as his father, but he only ever played one League match for the club. His great-grandson, Greg Rutherford is the 2012 Olympic long jump champion.

1939 Register

19 Calabria Road , Islington, London, England

  • John Rutherford 12 Oct 1884 Male Office License Holder Beer Wines Tobacco Etc Married 43 1
  • Edith O Rutherford 09 Oct 1886 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 43 2
  • Constance (W) Davis (Ridd) 02 Oct 1881 Female Stereotyper (Heavy Worker) Single 43 5

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John 'Jock' Rutherford's Timeline

October 12, 1884
Percy Main, Northumberland, England UK
November 9, 1884
St. John's, Percy Main, North Shields
May 3, 1907
North Shields, Northumberland, England UK
April 21, 1963
Age 78
London, Middlesex, England UK