Helen Eliot Rutherford and James Ogilvy Barron

Helen Eliot Rutherford was born on 3 January 1830 in Minto, Roxburgh, Scotland to Maney Easton and George Rutherford.1 Nothing more is known about Helen's early life. Helen married James Ogilvy Barron, according to the birth registration of their first child, in America. James Ogilvy Barron was born on 24 March 1825 and baptised on 6 April 1825 in Ruthven, in the county of Angus, Scotland, the son of William Barron and Agnes Buttar.2 Helen and James had just two children that have been traced.

Maney Ogilvay Easton Barron was born on 11 March 1855 at 232 Perth Road in Dundee, Scotland. Maney's parents were recorded as James Ogilvay Barron, Ships Master, aged 29 years of Ruthren, and Helen Rutherford, 1st birth at 24 years, of Minton. The birth registration on Scotland's People has the child's forenames as Ogilvay Easton.3 Maney has also been transcribed as Nancy Ogilvay Easton Barron, an understandable mistake when looking at the birth registration.4

William (George) Barron was born on 29 December 1856 in Dundee, Scotland. William's parents were recorded as James Barron, Sea Captain, and Helen Barron, nee Rutherford.5

According to a Barron family researcher, James Ogilvy Barron died on 18 May 1867 in London. Following his death Helen Barron, nee Rutherford, travelled with her son William Barron to St. Lawrence in New York in 1872.6

That being the case, Maney Easton Barron, also known as Minnie, probably accompanied them, and so Maney married Charles A Ormiston somewhere in the United Stated. Charles was born in on 24 May 1854 in New York, United States of America, to Robert Ormiston and Jennette Hill.7 Maney, or Minnie, and Charles had three children.

Helen Eliot Barron, nee Rutherford, died on 30 May 1901 in Gloversville, Fulton, New York, USA.8

Charles Orminston died on 14 May 1918 at the age of 63 in Fulton County, New York. He was interred at the Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.9

Maney Ormiston, nee Barron, died on 12 December 1939 in Gloversville, Fulton County, New York, USA.10 Maney was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA.11

Mrs. Minnie Barron Ormiston, 84, widow of Charles A. Ormiston, resident of this city for more than 50 years, died at 9:50 yesterday morning at the home of her son, Kenneth O. Ormiston of 116 First avenue. She had been seriously ill about six weeks.

Mrs. Ormiston was born March 11, 1855 in Dundee, Scotland, where she resided until 17 years old, when she came to this country and made her home in Gouverneur. Fifty-eight years ago she came to Gloversville and since had been a resident.

Mrs. Ormiston was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the church and her home had been her great life interests. She enjoyed excellent health until recently which permitted her to take an active part in the work of her church. She was affiliated with Home and Foreigh Missionary society and treasurer of the group for over 40 years. Her interests were divided among other groups in the same church and she was one of its most interested members and workers.

The survivors are three sons, Keith E. Ormiston of Oneonta, Kenneth O. of this city, and Donald S. of Schenectady; also four grand children, David Collins Ormiston, a student at Pawling; Jean Ormiston, of Oakwood school at Poughkeepsie; Phyllis Ormiston at home and Mrs. Milon Bundy of Huntington, L. I. Two great grandchildren also survive.

The body was taken to the Walrath and Bushouer funeral home where the funeral will be held this evening at 7. The Rev. William C. Spicer of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be made Thursday at Gouverneur.12