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Historic Little Trinity Church
Historic Little Trinity Church
William Gooderham and James G. Worts were Rector's Wardens and huge supporters of this church. 
  18 Nov 2018
Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
St. James Cemetery, on Toronto's Parliament St, is the site of the final resting spots for Wm Gooderham, James G Worts and the founders of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. At some point in the past - perhaps during the 1970s - the angel that decorated the original Gooderham monument was stolen. 
  18 Nov 2018
Toronto, in the Summer of 1851 by Francis Hincks Granger (1827-1915).
Toronto, in the Summer of 1851 by Francis Hincks Granger (1827-1915).
Toronto, in the Summer of 1851
Francis Hincks Granger (1827-1915).
Watercolour. 43.2 cm x 137.2 cm.
TPL (TRL) Acc. JRR 341
Looking westward from Gooderham & Worts' mill on Trinity Street to Fort York on the far left. The artist, Francis Hincks Granger, was a scene painter for the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Toronto.
(1-3) Wharf and st orehouse, mill and residence of William Gooderham. (4) Trinity Church, (5) St. Paul's Catholic Church, (6) & (7) Latham and Atherley houses, (8) Gaol, (9) the Fair Green, (10) C.C. Small house, (11) Dr. C. Widmer house, (12) Lamb's glue factory (1846), (13) 3 houses owned by Dr. Widmer, (14) Thomas Collier house, (15) Russell Abbey, (16) Toronto Gas Works, (17) John Snarr's steam saw & planing mill, (18) Cull's starch factory and shipyards, (19) St. Lawrence Hall, (20) Commercial Mills and Berst & Halliday's distillery, (21) Leak's soap works, (22) City Hall, (23) old Fish Market, (24) Wellington Hotel, (25) Coffin Block, (27) Maitland's Wharf, (28) Bank of Montreal, (29) Brown's & Yonge Street Wharves, (30) Yonge Street, (31) Tinning's Wharf, (32) Queen's Wharf, (33) old Fort York. 
  18 Nov 2018
The York Club A Centennial History by Mary Byers
The York Club A Centennial History by Mary Byers
Publication information: [Toronto] : York Club, c2009.
ISBN: 0981259006 (bound)
ISBN: 9780981259000 (bound)
Language: English
Record ID: 2679421
Format: Regular Print Book
Physical description: 217 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
Date acquired: December 2, 2010
More creator details: Mary Byers.
Contributor: York Club (Toronto, Ont.)
This book has a well written and illustrated first chapter about the arrival of the Gooderhams and Worts families and the start of the Distillery. Available directly from the York Club. 
  18 Nov 2018
George Horace Gooderham portrait from RCYC
George Horace Gooderham portrait from RCYC
George Horace Gooderham was a Commodore at the RCYC 
  18 Nov 2018
George Horace Gooderham and Prince Edward
George Horace Gooderham and Prince Edward
Prince Edward visited the RCYC when George Horace Gooderham was Commodore. 
  18 Nov 2018
George H. Hamilton in front of York Mills Baptist Church
George H. Hamilton in front of York Mills Baptist Church
The church shot from across the street looking north with GHG.

Pictures taken by Ronald M. Gooderham and George H. Gooderham. See EG_Cemetaries-3745.jpg for the story that goes with this image. 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham, son of William, was an avid sailor
George Gooderham, son of William, was an avid sailor
 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham, son of Ezekiel and Harriet
George Gooderham, son of Ezekiel and Harriet
 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham Sr with Catherine MacDonald and family.
George Gooderham Sr with Catherine MacDonald and family.
L to R: William Ezekiel, Jessie Helen, Archibald Roderick, Katherine, George Sr. and Harriet Jane (Jennie) which suggests that either John Hamilton or more likely Elizabeth (Libbie) may have taken the picture. (John would likely have been out west...)
 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham portrait from RCYC
George Gooderham portrait from RCYC
 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham and family gathering for Xmas
George Gooderham and family gathering for Xmas
 
  18 Nov 2018
Ezekiel and Harriet Headstones with Rev. Mitchel headstone in background
Ezekiel and Harriet Headstones with Rev. Mitchel headstone in background
York Mills Baptist Cemetery (Hogs Hollow)  
  18 Nov 2018
Ezekiel and Harriet Gooderham Headstones
Ezekiel and Harriet Gooderham Headstones
Located at York Mills Baptist Cemetary.
See also: YorkMillsBaptistChurch-IMG_0032.jpg,YorkMillsBaptistChurch-IMG_0031.jpg, YorkMillsBaptistChurch-IMG_0030.jpg, YorkMillsBaptistChurch-IMG_0029.jpg and YorkMillsBaptistChurch-IMG_0028.jpg for images taken at the time of the following story.

Remarks about St. John 
  18 Nov 2018
Adam Armstrong with son Holly
Adam Armstrong with son Holly
 
  18 Nov 2018
Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong
 
  18 Nov 2018
Elizabeth Gooderham (Armstrong)
Elizabeth Gooderham (Armstrong)
 
  18 Nov 2018
Closeup of birth dates in Sir Albert Edward Gooderham's Family 'Devotional'
Closeup of birth dates in Sir Albert Edward Gooderham's Family "Devotional"
 
  18 Nov 2018
Charles Horace Gooderham house on Sherbourne
Charles Horace Gooderham house on Sherbourne
 
  18 Nov 2018
Charles Horace Gooderham's home in Meadowvale
Charles Horace Gooderham's home in Meadowvale
 
  18 Nov 2018
Club: Toronto Hunt
Club: Toronto Hunt
This is a composite or collage pasted together out of many individual photographs against a painted background. The JRR Catalogue attributes the photograph to Notman & Fraser but this one is signed Stanton and Vicars, Photo[graphers].

At the Toronto Hunt is a list identifying 45 people in the picture. They include James G. Worts and George Gooderham, who were Masters of Foxhounds for several years, as wells as James G. Worts Jr and Frederick Worts (possibly Thomas Frederick Worts b. 1857}, and also Mrs. Harriet Anne Leys, George Gooderham's daughter. 
  18 Nov 2018
Booze Boats and Billions by C.W. Hunt
Booze Boats and Billions by C.W. Hunt
Year/Format: 1988, Book, 351 p., [16] p. of plates :
Subjects:
Distilling industries--Ontario--History.
Hatch family.
Prohibition--Ontario--History--20th century.
Prohibition--United States--History--20th century.
Smuggling--Ontario--History--20th century.
Smuggling--United States--History--20th century.
Publication information: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1988.
ISBN: 0771042647
Language: English
 
  18 Nov 2018
Annals of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1852 - 1937
Annals of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1852 - 1937
by Snider, C. H. J. (Charles Henry Jeremiah), 1879-1971.
Year/Format: 1937,
Subjects:
Royal Canadian Yacht Club--History.
Yachting--Ontario--Toronto.
Publication information: Toronto : Rous & Mann, 1937-
Language: English
Format: Regular Print Book
More creator details: compiled by C.H.J. Snider.
Contents note: [v. 1.] 1852-1937 
  18 Nov 2018
Alcohol in Industry
Alcohol in Industry
by Gooderham & Worts, limited.
Year/Format: 1938, Book , 26 p. :
Subjects: Alcohol.
Private Press and Fine Printing Collection : PPFPC
Publication information: Toronto : Gooderham & Worts, ltd., [c1938].
Language: English
Corporate Author: Gooderham & Worts, limited.
Added author: Brigdens (Firm) 
  18 Nov 2018
'Grist to the Mill, Toronto Winter, 1835'
"Grist to the Mill, Toronto Winter, 1835"
Print of a painting by Rowley Murphy, 1947. The print depicts an imagined scene of the Gooderham and Worts windmill, as it might have looked in 1835. 
  18 Nov 2018
The York Club
The York Club
 
  18 Nov 2018
Walter Gooderham (Son of Ezekiel and Harriet) Headstone
Walter Gooderham (Son of Ezekiel and Harriet) Headstone
Rev Mitchel headstone is in the background.

Reverend Ezekiel Gooderham

It is not known if Ezekiel took any part in the milling business - he may have if only for a short time. However he did settle on a farm at Wexford, Ontario, which is now part of the borough of Scarborough in Toronto.

A few years after arrival in Canada, Ezekiel and Harriet became members of York mills Baptist Church, and Ezekiel served as Deacon for some years. In 1849, when the pastor Rev. James Mitchell died, Ezekiel took his place and served as pastor. Due to the urgent appeals of ministers and members who knew him, he consented to be ordained when he was nearing his 60th year. The ordination took place in Bond St. Baptist Church, Toronto. He served the York mills Baptist Church as Pastor for 15 years, resigning at last because of ill health.

Many spoke with great tenderness of his worth and work. He died on December 28, 1870, at his residence, Mill Street Toronto, and on December 31 was buried at York Mills Baptist Cemetery. A son Walter who died at the age of 21 and his wife Harriet, are also buried there.

When the York Mills Church held its 100th anniversary in 1929 there were still descendants of Ezekiel and Harriet Gooderham attending the church. Since then the church and parsonage have been torn down to make way for housing, but the cemetery on York Mills Rd. is still there and is being cared for by the Union of Baptist Churches.

Provided By Mary Louise Gooderham-Sutton 1991 
  18 Nov 2018
York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery
York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery
Looking East with church behind photographer. Rev. Ezekiel Gooderham and his Wife Harriet Juby and other tombstones.
Pictures taken by Ronald M. Gooderham and George H. Gooderham. See EG_Cemetaries-3745.jpg for the story that goes with this image 
  18 Nov 2018
York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery
York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery
Rev. Ezekiel Gooderham and his Wife Harriet Juby

Pictures taken by Ronald M. Gooderham and George H. Gooderham.

See EG_Cemetaries-3745.jpg for the story that goes with this image 
  18 Nov 2018
York Mills Baptist Church
York Mills Baptist Church
The church shot from across the street looking north showing the cemetery to the east (right of the church).

Pictures taken by Ronald M. Gooderham and George H. Gooderham. See EG_Cemetaries-3745.jpg for the story that goes with this image. 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham's home Waveney (now the York Club)
George Gooderham's home Waveney (now the York Club)
What is now a private members club, the York Club (view from southwest)was once the home of George Gooderham. He built it at the corner of Bloor and St. George St. and names it Waveney, after the river running through Scole, Norfolk, England where he was born. 
  18 Nov 2018
Toronto's Distillery District: history by the lake
by Gibson, Sally, 1946-
Toronto's Distillery District: history by the lake by Gibson, Sally, 1946-
A new book by Toronto archivist and historian Sally Gibson explores the Distillery District  
  18 Nov 2018
Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
The Bible is about 9  
  18 Nov 2018
Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
 
  18 Nov 2018
Graveyard and church in Scole.
Graveyard and church in Scole.
Graveyard and church in Scole. Inscribed... Scole Church showing relatives graves. Possibly Ezekiel made this notation? 
  18 Nov 2018
Scole Homestead, view of farm and buildings.
Scole Homestead, view of farm and buildings.
Scole Homestead, view of farm and buildings. Inscribed: End view of the homestead. Author indicates that these photos are where father was born. Ezekiel or son George? 
  18 Nov 2018
Scole Inn Postcard
Scole Inn Postcard
Post Card showing the Scole Inn. 
  18 Nov 2018
Homestead near Scole England
Homestead near Scole England
View of homestead in Scole England. Inscribed: Side ___ of the homestead. Author indicates on one of the four images " where father was born ". Possibly written by Ezekiel or son George? 
  8 Nov 2018

Documents

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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. 
  18 Nov 2018

Histories

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The Windmill and Its Times
The Windmill and Its Times
This is a link to The Windmill and Its Times by E.B. Shuttleworth 
  18 Nov 2018
2. Inventory of Archival Sources
2. Inventory of Archival Sources
The Gooderham and Worts Distillery was redeveloped and renamed The Distillery District. The site is designated a National Historic Site. In the process, the developers created a website to capture the sites history, including that of its founders, at www.distilleryheritage.com
The source material relating to the Gooderham family on this site is listed in this document. 
  18 Nov 2018

Videos

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Distillery District
Distillery District
This video is a promotional video for the Entertainment district built in the restored G&W Distillery. 
  18 Nov 2018

Family Stories

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1831 - The Adventure Begins
1831 - The Adventure Begins
By Douglas Worts
The motivating origins for the move to Canada and the family partnership. 
  18 Nov 2018
 866 <strong>History of the Family Name</strong>
866 History of the Family Name
Excerpt from "House Belongs To The Government" by G. Kent Gooderham
 
  18 Nov 2018
1802 William Gooderham’s Early Years in England
1802 William Gooderham’s Early Years in England
William's youth until emigrating from England. Describes his army career with the Royal York Rangers including his work as a remittance man, apparently the source of his wealth. 
  18 Nov 2018

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I67 
Gooderham, Elizabeth 
b. 15 May 1826  Suffolk, England  15 Nov 2018
I629 
Gooderham, Kathryn Elizabeth 
   9 Nov 2018
I172 
Worts, James Gooderham 3rd 
b. 21 Feb 1883  Toronto, ON, Canada  4 Nov 2018
I1246 
Stewart, Charlotte Diane 
   25 Oct 2018
I928 
Gooderham, D'Alton 
   25 Oct 2018