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Photos

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Lillian May Gooderham Beatty
Lillian May Gooderham Beatty
 
  17 Jan 2019
Charles Beatty
Charles Beatty
 
  17 Jan 2019
Bank of Upper Canada
Bank of Upper Canada
The Bank of Upper Canada was established in 1821 under a Charter granted by the legislature of Upper Canada in 1819 to a group of Kingston merchants. This charter was appropriated by the more influential Executive Councillors to the Lt. Governor, the Rev. John Strachan and William Allan and moved to Toronto. 
  13 Jan 2019
This House Belongs to the Government by George Kentner Gooderham
This House Belongs to the Government by George Kentner Gooderham
Published by Amelie Crosson Gooderham 
  12 Jan 2019

Documents

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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. 
  10 Jan 2019
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 
  10 Jan 2019
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" 
  28 Dec 2018
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.  
  28 Dec 2018
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.  
  28 Dec 2018
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." 
  28 Dec 2018
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." 
  28 Dec 2018

Family Stories

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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  13 Jan 2019
 866 <strong>History of the Family Name</strong>
866 History of the Family Name
Excerpt from "The House Belongs To The Government" by G. Kent Gooderham
published by George C.K. Gooderham
 
  12 Jan 2019
1834 <strong>This is a Yankee Place</strong>
1834 This is a Yankee Place
A story about selling wheat to the Gooderham Mill.

Excerpt from Landmarks of Toronto
by John Ross Robertson
Publication date 1894-1914  
  8 Jan 2019

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I938 
Smith, Cecil Elaine 
   16 Jan 2019
I663 
Gooderham, Edward Hargraft 
b. 20 Apr 1909  Toronto, ON, Canada  16 Jan 2019
I193 
Cosby, Alfred Morgan 
b. 1837  Welland, Ontario, Canada  10 Jan 2019
I59 
Worts, Charlotte Louisa 
b. 29 Oct 1846  Toronto, ON, Canada  10 Jan 2019
I1388 
Wilmott, Dorothy Elise 
b. 8 Jan 1888   26 Dec 2018