RE: Not showing up in the 1930 census.
I believe that was with regard to the young Ms. Balko. And her identity is a hypothesis. Still, at 71 now, that would place G. E. Rutherford's birthdate in 1941 or late 1940.
But still, what are the odds? A young man from San Diego ascending to the top of a secretive organization, showing very strong signs of being one of the elect early on. And his mother's maiden name happened to be Rutherford.
Now that would be like Gorbachev suddenly announcing that his mother's maiden name was Dzhugashvili and that he was born in Gori, Georgia where his mother was still in residence. Or near the summer cottage or dacha of ... What was the first name of that guy? I can't think of it. Uncle Joe? In this context perestroika would have had a completely new meaning, a dynastic restoration. And so would another idea: overlapping generations. Not quite, but close enough for a brass ring.