William Ezekiel Gooderham

Male 1843 - 1917  (73 years)


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  • Name William Ezekiel Gooderham 
    • Confirmed that it was William Ezekiel who married Isabella Walton from their daughter Ineous Gooderham's birth record
    Born 6 May 1843  Wexford, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Mar 1917  Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I75  Gooderham -Worts | Ezekiel Gooderham and descendants
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father Ezekiel Gooderham,   b. 30 Oct 1794, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1870, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Harriet Juby,   b. 4 Jul 1798, Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1888, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1822  East Feddingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
    Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
    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?
    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?
    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
    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)
    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
    Harriet Juby
    Harriet Juby
    George Gooderham, son of Ezekiel and Harriet
    George Gooderham, son of Ezekiel and Harriet
    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
    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.
    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.
    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
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Walton,   b. 25 Jan 1842,   d. 18 Feb 1920  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Y  [2, 3
    • Census info notes wife's name is Isabella
    Children 
     1. Walter Worts Gooderham,   b. 5 Aug 1872, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1925, East York Twp., Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Mary Henrietta Gooderham,   b. 27 Sep 1874, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1966  (Age 91 years)
    +3. William Herbert Gooderham,   b. 17 Mar 1878, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1961  (Age 83 years)
     4. Louise Edith Gooderham,   b. 30 Jan 1888, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1888  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2018 
    Family ID F406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 May 1843 - Wexford, York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1917 - Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Ontario Births, 1869-1912, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKWW-X6L.
      Name: William Gooderham
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 15 Mar 1917
      Event Place: Scarboro, York, Ontario
      Gender: Male
      Age: 74
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1843
      Father's Name: Ezekiel Gooderham
      Mother's Name: Harriet Juby
      Reference ID: yr 1917 cn 36409 , GS Film number: 1862691 , Digital Folder Number: 4145217 , Image Number: 398

    2. [S1] 1871 Canada Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47M-3PZ.
      Name: William Gooderham
      Gender: Male
      Age: 28
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1843
      Birthplace: Can O
      Marital Status: Married
      Nationality: English
      Religion: O Ch Presb
      Event Place: 04, Scarboro c, East York 45, Ontario
      Page Number: 39
      House Number: 138
      Affiliate Film Number: C-9968
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      William Gooderham M 28 Can O
      Isabella Gooderham F 28 Can O
      Line Number: 18 , Family Number: 139 , GS Film number: 4396618 , Digital Folder Number: 4396618 , Image Number: 00620

    3. [S37] Canada Census 1911, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X6-QB2.
      Name: William H Gooderham
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1911
      Event Place: York Centre Sub-Districts 1-42, Ontario, Canada
      Gender: Male
      Age (Estimated): 33
      Marital Status: Married
      Religion: Presbyterian
      Relationship to Head of Household: Head
      Birth Date: Mar 1878
      Birthplace: Ontario
      Household
      Role
      Sex
      Age
      Birthplace
      William H Gooderham
      Head
      Male
      33
      Ontario
      Agnus Gooderham
      Wife
      Female
      32
      Ontario
      Reta Gooderham
      Daughter
      Female
      6
      Ontario
      Evelyn Gooderham
      Daughter
      Female
      4
      Ontario
      William Gooderham
      Son
      Male
      3
      Ontario
      Murray Gooderham
      Son
      Male
      1
      Ontario