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Anna Laurie Abernethy Rutherford
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1869
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1944
Rutherford College
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

Anna Laura Abernethy was born in Excelsior, a community in Burke County, NC. At that time her father, Laban Abernethy, was engaged in establishing the Rutherford Seminary.

She loved flowers and gardening, but demonstarted a keen intellect by serving as postmistress at Connelly Springs.

According to Lynn Galvin's biographical notes in Rutherford College: The True Love Story and the Legacy, Annie was known as "Mother Rutherford" and was a friend of the students at Rutherford College. She was active in Abernethy Memorial Church and was responsible for altar flowers and in the leadership of an early youth group.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Laban Abernethy (1822 - 1894)
  Mary Anne Hayes Abernethy (1833 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Paris Milton Rutherford (1868 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Genevieve Thelma Rutherford Robbins (1895 - 1920)*
  Robert James Rutherford (1898 - 1962)*
  Eubert Penn Rutherford (1905 - 1971)*
  Maynard Haynes Rutherford (1907 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lola C Abernethy (1862 - 1939)*
  Logan Berge Abernethy (1865 - 1950)*
  Anna Laurie Abernethy Rutherford (1869 - 1944)
  Arthur Talmage Abernethy (1872 - 1956)*
  Maude Abernethy Jensen (1878 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Abernathy Methodist Church Cemetery
Rutherford College
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Armantia
Record added: Oct 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9546237
Anna Laurie <i>Abernethy</i> Rutherford
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Anna Laurie <i>Abernethy</i> Rutherford
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Memory of an ancestor.
- Char Carroll
 Added: Aug. 10, 2012

- With All My Love ☮ & ❤️
 Added: Apr. 6, 2005
 
 
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