Ernest Rutherford Biography
Ernest Rutherford was born at Spring Grove in Nelson on August 30, 1871. He was the second son out of twelve other siblings, and was the fourth born. Ernest went to Foxhill school at the age of ten, and there he received his first science book. In 1887 Ernest got a scholarship to Nelson College. He stayed there for three years, and became head boy, and played in the school rugby team.