Rutherford's Death Certificate

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  • BlindersOff1

    So true

    10) Usual occupation: editor

    11) Industry or Business: publishing (retired)

    Not "Ordained Minister" or "Spokesperson for God" but editor of a publishing company. Now ain't that the truth!!!

  • LoisLane looking for Superman
    LoisLane looking for Superman

    I have never seen his Death Certificate. Wow. At least Bonnie stated the truth about his Occupation. His life was that of a whiskey drinking, whore mongering, reprobate, that used his psychopathy personality, to build his Empire on the backs of his victims, as he made money as an Editor in the Religious Publishing field.


    Just Lois

  • slimboyfat

    Where is Leolaia these days?

  • Bella15

    Exactly ... EDITOR ... I thought maybe at least they could put "Pastor" Religious Minister" whatever BUT EDITOR!!! Right on ...

  • ShirleyW

    Like Lois says, it's quite obvious from the certificate that it says his place of business was a publishing company and he was an editor.

    Boggles the mind how so many millions of people believe that a publishing company can promise everlasting life.

  • zed is dead
    zed is dead

    His occupation should have been "Fiction Writer."


  • villagegirl

    I see it states he is still married to Mary Rutherford ? He was only 72 ?

    He was living in the San Diego Mansion they built to house the Hebrew

    Prophets who were supposed to be ressurrected to earth in 1925 according

    to Millions Now Living Will Never Die, a pamphlet Rutherford wrote, and

    then he spent millions building a huge Mansion for them and lived in it.

  • 144001

    The "mansion" is not that big, by California standards. Today, Beth Sarim is a nice, upper-middle class home. But in the years that Rutherford lived there, it was a "mansion" by the standards of that time period.

  • villagegirl

    The Mansion he lived in was and is worth millions :

    check out these references:

    GOOGLE the address on the Birth Certificate SEE IT for yourself

    4440 Braeburn Road, San Diego, California

    this is the House of Princes built in 1929

    with the donations of average Jehovah's Witnesses

    Beth-Sarim house the "prophets" who were predicted to be

    resurrected in 1925 in Millions Now Living Will Never Die

    But in fact Rutherford and members of the

    Governing Body lived there in luxury,

    during the Depression. and up to the 1940's

    It was Called Beth-Sarim or House of Princes

    $75,000 Mansion is Willed to King David
    By United Press.
    San Diego, March 15. 1930

    When King David, slayer of Goliath, comes back to earth he will find

    the $75,000 mansion of James [actually, Joseph] Rutherford awaiting him.
    According to a deed recorded today, Rutherford wants King David to have the costly Spanish-type residence. If King David fails to claim the property Rutherford put in trust for him then Rutherford wants some other biblical character to get it.
    [G]ideon, Barak, Samson, Jepthae, Joseph or Samuel were named as alternatives to King David.
    The identity of these named as owners of the home are to be established by the International Bible Students’ Association and the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Rutherford is president of both organizations. Explaining his action, Rutherford said he momentarily expected the return to earth of famous figures of the Old Testament.
    Rutherford formerly was a circuit judge in Missouri.
    The New York Times (March 19, 1930) headlined:

    Judge Rutherford, in the Interim Occupies the House and Drives the Cars.

  • jgnat

    144,001 said the same thing, villagegirl. I am more interested that Bonnie Heath was at his bedside, not his wife.

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