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 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
 
 
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1802 <strong>William Gooderham’s Early Years in England</strong>
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. 
 
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1831 <strong>The Adventure Begins</strong>
1831 The Adventure Begins
By Douglas Worts
The motivating origins for the move to Canada and the family partnership. 
 
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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  
 
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1837 <strong> Mr. Cawthra's Bags of Gold</strong>
1837 Mr. Cawthra's Bags of Gold
According to Louisa Gooderham Walker Score, during the rebellion, the mill was used to store articles of value and “Mr. Cawthra’s bags of gold” 
 
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1844 <strong> The First Babies Christened in Little Trinity Church</strong>
1844 The First Babies Christened in Little Trinity Church
Little Trinity Church was supported by members of the Gooderham and Worts families from its earliest days and contributed heavily to both World Wars. 
 
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1846 <strong>Twenty-Nine Children in William and Harriet Gooderham’s Care</strong>
1846 Twenty-Nine Children in William and Harriet Gooderham’s Care
After tragedy struck the Worts family, William and Harriet Gooderham had 29 children under their roof 
 
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1854 Letters to William Henry Beatty from his father James Beatty (father-in-law of Charlotte Louisa (Worts) Beatty)
1854 Letters to William Henry Beatty from his father James Beatty (father-in-law of Charlotte Louisa (Worts) Beatty)
Now and then we are lucky enough to stumble on a detailed account that a settler has left for posterity. James Beatty, the father of William Henry Beatty and the father-in-law of Charlotte Louisa (Worts) Beatty, left just such an account. Written in September, 1854, the account takes the form of a series of letters written to his son William Henry...describing his very eventful and difficult life. 
 
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1864 A Run on the Bank of Toronto
1864 A Run on the Bank of Toronto
A Story by J.W. L. Forster, a painter who painted William Gooderham Sr and Jr and William George Gooderham. The story is based on a tale told by William Sr as he sat for the portrait.