St Lawrence County Historical Association

Rushton Canoe Exhibit

J Henry and Leah Pflaum Rushton

In 1883, J. Henry Rushton married a schoolteacher from Port Jervis, NY named Leah Pflaum. Leah soon became involved in her husband’s business, hiring local women to help her make the sails for Rushton boats. This portrait of J. Henry and Leah dates from about 1885.