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Archie Rutherford biography: 10 things about Spokane, Washington businessman

Archie Rutherford was a businessman and theater director from Spokane, Washington, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Montana, USA to Lloyd W. Rutherford and Katherine Rutherford. The family lived in Spokane. Katherine was also born in Montana while Lloyd was born in Oklahoma, USA.
  2. He worked as a night clerk at the Trade Winds Motor Hotel in Spokane.
  3. He and family members owned drive-in restaurants called Rutherford’s Triple XXX.
  4. He was 6 years younger than his wife Eleanor Cornelius Rutherford. They lived in South Hill, Spokane.
  5. In 1946, Eleanor gave birth to their son Stanley L. Rutherford.
  6. He was active in the Spokane Civic Theatre where he directed several plays. He and Betty Tomlinson were featured in “The World Of Carl Sandburg“, a stage presentation of selections from the poetry and prose of Carl Sandburg, who died in Flat, North Carolina, USA on July 22, 1967.
  7. In 1969, his father died at the age of 79.
  8. On May 22, 1982, Eleanor went on a trip. Since May 23, 1982, she had not heard from him.
  9. On May 25, 1982, he was supposed to meet Eleanor at the airport. She became worried when he died not show up. At 4:40 p.m., she arrived home in South Hill and found him fatally stabbed.
  10. He died at the age of 58. Authorities have yet to identify the person or persons who killed him.

Anyone with information about the murder of Archie Rutherford is asked to contact the Spokane Police Department.

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