Dora Lillian Danks was born 26 August 1890 and married Ernest Rutherford on 23 March 1917. She had two children, Betty, born in 1919, and Stuart James, born in 1921.
She lived in Montreal, Que for most of her life from the family’s arrival in 1931 to the early 1980s when she moved to Waterloo, Ontario to be close to her son Jim. Betty was living in Calgary, Alberta at that time and Dora deemed that to be too big a move for her at that time.
Dora outlived Ernest by 31 years, dying in 1986. She was 96 years old.