RUTHERFORD, SAMUEL H., was born in Swatara township, Dauphin County, Pa., March 3, 1843; son of Samuel S. and Mary A. Rutherford, both natives of Dauphin county. Samuel H. attended the public schools of his native township, and afterwards took a course of three years in the Academy. He was then engaged with his father in farming until he was twenty-seven years of age. In 1870 he took up the dairy and farming business on his own account, and has been continuously employed in them up to the present time. In addition to his farm and dairy operations, Mr. Rutherford became, in 1891, the agent of the Rutherford Ice Company, with an office on Court avenue, Harrisburg. Mr. Rutherford's political opinions are Republican. On February 9, 1871, he was married to Fannie E., daughter of J. D. and Margaret S. (Bargtis) Sholl, natives of Frederick City, Md. Their children are: Samuel S., in the poultry business at Paxtang station; and Jesse S., who died an infant, in 1875. Mrs. Rutherford died December 14, 1884, aged forty years. Mr. Rutherford was again married, November 28, 1894, to Edith M., daughter of Benjamin and Matilda (Mitchell) Snively, natives of Greencastle Pa. To this marriage there is no issue. Mr. Rutherford now resides on the farm bought by his ancestor, Thomas Rutherford, in 1755, shortly after his emigration from Ireland, which has been handed down in the family from one generation to another.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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