York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery



 


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Location : Latitude: 43.745270392368326, Longitude: -79.39800426363944


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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.
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
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.

Headstones
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
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
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)
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.

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Buried

Matches 1 to 5 of 5

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Gooderham, Ezekiel  York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery I15
2 Gooderham, Harriet  York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery I454
3 Gooderham, Walter Scott  8 Jun 1920York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery I468
4 Juby, Harriet  York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery I64
5 Laird, Jane  York Mills Baptist Church Cemetery I139