Joseph Franklin Rutherford was born 8 November 1869 in Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri, United States to James Calvin Rutherford (1836-1912) and Leonora Strickland (1842-1926) and died 8 January 1942 Beth Sarim, San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States of colorectal cancer. He married Mary Malcolm Fetzer (1869-1962) 31 December 1891 .


Offspring of Joseph Franklin Rutherford and Mary Malcolm Fetzer (1869-1962)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Malcolm Cameron Rutherford (1892-1989) 10 November 1892 Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, United States 22 June 1989 Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California, United States Pauline Lucille Short (1896-1948)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • Wikipedia notes: Some sources list his place of birth as Boonville, Missouri, but according to his death certificate he was born in Versailles, Missouri.
₪ Wedding
  • The couple separated after Joseph Rutherford became president of the Watch Tower Society [Wikipedia]