BTW, I have a ship record that shows that JF Rutherford, Mary Rutherford, and their son Malcolm were still living at 10 Orange Street, Brooklyn, NY as of 25 September 1914 (wasn't that mighty close to when Armageddon would climax?). But when Malcolm had to register for the draft on 15 June 1917, he gave his address as 11 East Lake, Los Angeles, CA. So at least the son had already moved out to California in the time between 1914 and 1917. BTW, on his draft card he claims an exemption on the basis of "Member Bible Students Assn."
Here is something interesting. Sister Rutherford subsequently lived in a home in Monrovia, California (at 160 North Primrose Avenue), which just so happened to be less than a mile away from the famous Pottenger Sanatorium, which was established in 1903 and which specialized in treating pulmonary diseases.
Guess who had a pulmonary disease? JF Rutherford. He claimed to have caught it in 1918 in prison. Hayden Covington claimed that he had it even earlier from falling into a icy lake in Missouri when he was young. I don't know if that's true (it may not be). But at the very least that suggests that Rutherford spent time in California for his health and that is why the house in that location was chosen. That of course was the real reason behind Beth Sarim. But Rutherford already had a home for that purpose, with his wife and located near a renowned Institute. Why did he need a mansion located in San Diego far away from his wife, where he would live with his female secretary? I guess that is a commentary on his marriage more than anything else.