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'Family Devotional', published 1850, belonged to Sir Albert Edward Gooderham (1861-1935)
"Family Devotional", published 1850, belonged to Sir Albert Edward Gooderham (1861-1935)
On the "Family Record" page is a hand written account of the "Children of George & Harriet Gooderham born in Toronto" who are listed with their dates of birth.
The next page has
"In memory of Charlotte Olive Gooderham who departed their life August 23rd 1866.
Lizzie died august 16th 1878-"
Then in pencil, in a different hand
"Father died 1st May 1905
Mother died 7th Nov 1907
Florence Josephine Brouse died 26th Feb 1903-
Adelaide Mary Ross died 16th Nov 1933-" 
 
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Biography of William Gooderham jr.
Biography of William Gooderham jr.
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is linked here. 
 
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excerpt from J.W.L. Forster's book Under the Studio Light -  leaves from a portrait painter's sketch book (Toronto: Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1928).
excerpt from J.W.L. Forster's book Under the Studio Light - leaves from a portrait painter's sketch book (Toronto: Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1928).
John Wycliffe Lowes Forster was an artist and wrote a book about his work. In this excerpt he talks about William Gooderham and his son William Jr. as well as his son James and the friendships between the two families. He refers to two portraits he did, one of William and one of his son William Jr. which is in the Victoria College Archives. In addition, the Distillery Heritage website refers to another Forster portrait of William's grandson, William George Gooderham which can be found in the Toronto-Dominion Bank Archives.  
 
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G & W historic sources adapted from report  by Stephen A. Otto, 1994.
G & W historic sources adapted from report by Stephen A. Otto, 1994.
When developers created The Distillery District from the Gooderham & Worts distillery, Stephen Otto researched the history of the business and the people who built it. This is an adapted version of Stephen Otto's report on sources of archival materials on the Gooderham and Worts families. 
 
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Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
Dinah Cruse-Hunter, whose 4th g-grandmother was a sister-in-law to William Gooderham’s son, Alfred Edward Gooderham, was given this bible by a friend who rescued it from under the feet of a worker at the Distillery District. Dinah gave the bible to Gay Gooderham and wrote the following about the bible:

My husband and I have been historical re-enactors for the past 15 years or so. We belong to a group called On-gwe-ho-way (first peoples of Turtle Island) and interpret as Native participants in the War of 1812, mostly. We also interpret as 1812 naval participants and camp followers. On occasion, we also participate as my 3rd Great Grandparents (Col. and Lucy Bridgford) in The Rebellion of 1837.

One of our 1812 re-enactors who knew of my connection to the Gooderhams, asked if we would be interested in a Bible he found while doing renovations at the Distillery District in Toronto. He rescued it from the floor. It had been used as a “step-up” by one of the workers to reach a ceiling fixture. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to be caretaker of the Bible.

The Bible is big!! It’s about 9 ½ “ x 11 ½ “ x 3” thick. I looked through the book and lo and behold, I found handwritten entries for William Gooderham’s family! I was stunned! The Bible itself was published in Boston by Robert H. Sherburne, 1848. It is leather bound, but the front cover has completely separated from the binding and the spine is detached from the binding. Bible is about 9 ½ “ x 11 ½ “ x 3” thick 
 
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Louisa Gooderham Walker Score's obituary
Louisa Gooderham Walker Score's obituary
Louisa Gooderham was William Gooderham's eldest daughter by his second wife, Harriet Tovell Herring. Louisa was 10 when she accompanied her parents to Canada with two older half sisters and 5 younger siblings. Louisa outlived both her husbands and died in 1908 at the age of 86. 
 
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Obituary Henry Stephen Gooderham I 1874 - 1976
Obituary Henry Stephen Gooderham I 1874 - 1976
 
 
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Roderick Malcom Gooderham's attestation papers for enlistment
Roderick Malcom Gooderham's attestation papers for enlistment
 
 
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Terms and Privacy Policy
Terms and Privacy Policy
Describes terms of use and privacy policy for www.gooderham-worts.ca website users 
 
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The Hunt Club Steeplechases
The Hunt Club Steeplechases
A description of the steeplechase in which "Mr. Gooderham's gritty horse galloped in winner of the trophy by 9 or ten lengths." 
 
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The Toronto Hunt CLub
The Toronto Hunt CLub
Description of a hunt near the Danforth returning to Todmorden Mills. Mr. John Leys, the commodore of the RCYC is said to be "as good a performer cross country as on the deck of his yacht." 
 
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Toronto Hunt History by Polly Winsor I
Toronto Hunt History by Polly Winsor I
Polly Winsor did quite a bit of research into the Toronto Hunt, and wrote two publications that resulted in quite brief mentions of our family. The first of those excerpts are presented here.  
 
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Toronto Hunt History by Polly Winsor II
Toronto Hunt History by Polly Winsor II
Polly Winsor did quite a bit of research into the Toronto Hunt, and wrote two publications that resulted in quite brief mentions of our family. The first of those excerpts are presented here.  
 
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Winter Meet of The Hunt Club
Winter Meet of The Hunt Club
A detailed description of a "driving party" including fifty sleighs, beginning at Lindenwold, the home of Master of the Hunt, James Gooderham Worts and ending with a dinner at Hanwick's Hotel seating about 100. The article includes detailed descriptions of the toasts given at dinner and the attendees including "Old Mr. Gooderham, a gentleman over 90 years of age"