Sir Albert Edward Gooderham, Sr.

Sir Albert Edward Gooderham, Sr.

Male 1861 - 1935  (73 years)

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  • Name Albert Edward Gooderham  [1
    • Second Lieutenant of 10th Royal Grenadiers (now Royal Regiment Canada)
    • By Dr. Gerald Kutney, Lee Enterprises Consulting

      Biobutanol

      The market demand for acetone during World War I led to the production of acetone and butanol by fermentation by Gooderham and Worts.[30] The production company was known as “British Acetones, Toronto Limited,” which used the ABE (acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation) process in Toronto from May 1916 to November 1918. On April 3, 1919, Sir Albert Edward Gooderham (1861-1935), who had donated the facility and staff to the service of the British government for the war effort, sent a detailed report of his operations to Sir Frederick Lewis Nathan (1861-1933), Director of Propellant Supplies in London; the report began:[31]

      I have the honour to submit herewith a report on the work done by the British Acetones Toronto, under the Weizmann process.

      The report is lengthy, going into all details, but is well worth more than a casual glance. It sets forth the difficulties met with in making a commercial success of what had been little more than a Laboratory Experiment, and the means employed to overcome these difficulties. On our success I need not elaborate, as our output and exceedingly low percentage of spoiled grain (viz.: less than one-half of one percent) speaks more forcibly than any words of mine can do.

      During the first fifteen months of operation, we shipped 2,162,000 pounds of Acetone…

      When the Armistice was signed, I received orders to close down immediately. I called my staff together, in my office and thanked them all for the support that they had given the Company, and while thankful that the Great War was over, we all regretted that the very happy relations that had existed between us during the past two and half years was so soon to be served. “They all did their bit.”

      Personally, I am most thankful that I had the opportunity of doing something helpful for these brave fellows at the Front.

      No commercial biobutanol facilities are operating today
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 2 Jun 1861  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Apr 1935  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: toxic dilatation of the heart 
    Buried St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in the family vault (built by Albert) in St. James Cemetery
    Person ID I151  Gooderham -Worts | George Gooderham family and descendants, John Hilton Wilkes family and descendantrs, Mary Frances Gooderham family and descendants, Melville Edward Warren Gooderham family and descendants, Victoria Alberta Wilson family and descendants, Dorothy Roberta Crease family and descendants, Edward Alfred Wilkes family and descendants, William Gooderham and descendants
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2018 

    Father George Gooderham,   b. 14 Mar 1830, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1905, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Harriet Dean,   b. 9 Jan, 1834, Sculthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov, 1907, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 14 Mar, 1851  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    George Gooderham and family gathering for Xmas
    George Gooderham and family gathering for Xmas
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Redford Duncanson,   b. 23 Sep 1863, Trenton, Michigan, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1955, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1883  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Albert Edward Gooderham, Jr.,   b. 16 Oct 1885, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1943, Brooklin, Whitby, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +2. Charlotte Olive Gooderham,   b. 10 May 1887, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1969, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Herbert Ross Gooderham,   b. 8 Mar 1889, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1899, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
    +4. Melville Stuart Gooderham,   b. 9 Aug 1891, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1967, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. Marietta Isabel Gooderham,   b. 4 Mar 1896, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1960, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +6. Victoria Louise Gooderham,   b. 24 May 1902, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1984, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jun 1861 - Toronto, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Oct 1883 - Toronto, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: toxic dilatation of the heart - 25 Apr 1935 - Toronto, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Albert Gooderhams 1913 Wolseley
    Albert Gooderhams 1913 Wolseley
    Staff Officers, Royal Grenadiers, 1904
    Staff Officers, Royal Grenadiers, 1904
    Sir Albert E. Gooderham and his wife Mary Redford Duncanson
    Sir Albert E. Gooderham and his wife Mary Redford Duncanson
    Deancroft home of Sir AE Gooderham at South Dr and Glen Rd
    Deancroft home of Sir AE Gooderham at South Dr and Glen Rd
    Prior to 1933, this lot formed part of the

    Documents
    '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-"

    Histories
    The Royal Grenadiers by Captain Ernest J. Chambers
    The Royal Grenadiers by Captain Ernest J. Chambers
    A Regimental History of the 10th Infantry Regiment of the Active Militia of Canada includes descriptions of the North-west Rebellion and mentions or has photos of Albert Edward Gooderham on pp. 83, 89, 95, 111, 122 and includes ads mentioning George Gooderham (Albert's father) on pp. i, v, and x at the back.

    Videos
    The inspiring story of John G. FitzGerald, public health visionary and founder of Connaught Labs.
    The inspiring story of John G. FitzGerald, public health visionary and founder of Connaught Labs.
    In partnership with The University of Toronto, Dr. John FitzGerald founded the Connaught Laboratories in 1914, where he personally manufactured the first safe, effective, Canadian

    Albums
    Sir Albert E Gooderham's Family
    Sir Albert E Gooderham's Family "Devotional" (5)
    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-"

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] CHP Gooderham collection.
      file card in Bertram Sturrup collection family tree folder