ohiocowboy....Yup, this is what I found in the California Death Index:
RUTHERFORD MALCOLM CAMERON, 22 Jun 1989 LOS ANGELES 551680432 MALE 10 Nov 1892 MISSOURI FETZER
Mother's maiden name is given as Fetzer. The SS Death Index, which I think is what you also looked at, is what gives his residence as Arcadia, Los Angeles, CA.
According to the 1920 census, we find Malcolm Rutherford living in Los Angeles with his wife, Pauline Rutherford. No children are listed. Both Malcolm and Pauline were born in Missouri, with Malcolm's age being 26 (estimated date of birth given as <1893>) and Pauline's age being 23 (thus born in 1897). Thus there appears to be a little discrepency here between Malcolm's actual age and what is given here. The profession of Malcolm is stated as "attorney". The 1930 census is also very interesting. His address was 6246 Drexell St., Los Angeles, CA, and at the residence we find listed both Malcolm C. Rutherford and Pauline S. Rutherford. The value of their home was stated as $12,500, and Malcolm's age was 37 and Pauline's age was given as 33. That would give a date of birth for Malcolm in 1892-1893. Malcolm's age at first marriage was 25, and Pauline's age was 21. That would mean that Malcolm was married in 1917-1918. That would not fit with the date that Malcolm's son Paul was born (in 1915), unless this is a different Malcolm Rutherford or unless Paul was born out of wedlock (!). Also, there is no child listed at this address, and if Paul was born in 1915, he would only be 15 years old at the time of the 1930 census. So I wonder if the information about Paul is accurate. The census also lists Malcolm and Pauline as born in Missouri, and it gives Malcolm's occupation as a clerk at the Superior Court.
I know there was another totally different "Malcolm Rutherford" living in Los Angeles at the time. This individual was 31 years old (considerably younger than the Judge's kid), and was born in Wyoming. I don't know if perhaps "Paul Rutherford" was related to him.