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Toronto 1834 By Owen Staples
Toronto 1834 By Owen Staples
Owen Staples, also known as Owen Poe Staples (September 3, 1866 - December 6, 1949), was a Canadian painter, etcher, pastelist, political cartoonist, author, musician and naturalist. From 1888 to 1908, Staples worked for the Telegram as a staff artist, reporter and political cartoonist, and illustrator for the J. Ross Robertson Collection.
 
  3 Dec 2018
The Victoria Room at the King Edward Hotel
The Victoria Room at the King Edward Hotel
George Gooderham, together with a consortium of investors, built the King Edward Hotel on King St, east of Yonge in Toronto. Rumour has it he intended to anchor the downtown to prevent it's spread further west. 
  22 Nov 2018
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? 
  22 Nov 2018
Sir Albert E. Gooderham and his wife Mary Redford Duncanson
Sir Albert E. Gooderham and his wife Mary Redford Duncanson
 
  22 Nov 2018
Taylor's Wharf, 1835 by John George Howard
Taylor's Wharf, 1835 by John George Howard
This view shows Taylor's Wharf at the foot of Frederick Street (in the mid background) and the Gooderham windmill (right background). The mill was unusual because most industry in Georgian Canada favoured waterpower.

John George Howard was an architect, surveyor and drawing master. He arrived in York in 1832, the same year as William Gooderham, part of that great bump of British immigration propelled elsewhere by recession in the old country.  
  22 Nov 2018
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? 
  22 Nov 2018
Louisa (Gooderham) and William Walker birth dates
Louisa (Gooderham) and William Walker birth dates
Louisa and William Walker bible inscription of their birth dates 
  22 Nov 2018
Lindenwold - the estate of James Gooderham Worts, Mill St., Toronto
Lindenwold - the estate of James Gooderham Worts, Mill St., Toronto
This was the home of James Gooderham Worts. It was located on the north east corner of Mill and Trinity Streets, Toronto. This is the only known photo of the house. Information about the construction and destruction of the house remains elusive - probably built in the late 1860s or early 1870s, and likely torn down around 1890. 
  22 Nov 2018
Homestead near Scole England
Homestead near Scole England
View of homestead in Scole England. Inscribed: Side ___ of the homestead. Author indicates on one of the four images " where father was born ". Possibly written by Ezekiel or son George? 
  22 Nov 2018
Gooderham fountain at the CNE
Gooderham fountain at the CNE
The Gooderham Fountain designed by Gouinlock, graced the CNE Princess Gates from 1910 or 11, and was a well-known landmark and meeting place on the grounds. It was named for George Horace Gooderham, President of the CNE Association from 1909 to 1911. It was replaced in 1958 with a modernist design and renamed Princess Margaret Fountain
 
  22 Nov 2018
William Gooderham (1790 - 1881) and his sons
William Gooderham (1790 - 1881) and his sons
A photo of William Gooderham (1790 - 1881) and his sons:
back L. to R.):
Henry, Robert, Charles Horace, Alfred,
front L. to R.)
James, William Sr., George, William Jr. 
  22 Nov 2018
George Hamilton Gooderham with HTA portrait inscription on back
George Hamilton Gooderham with HTA portrait inscription on back
Signed by Jessie Helen Gooderham as "Aunt Jessie" 
  22 Nov 2018
George Horace Gooderham portrait from Dominion Insurance.jpg
George Horace Gooderham portrait from Dominion Insurance.jpg
George Horace Gooderham was President of Dominion Insurance 
  22 Nov 2018
Worts Monument - St James.jpg
Worts Monument - St James.jpg
The limestone sculpture that sits atop the Worts plot at St. James Cemetery, Toronto. 
  18 Nov 2018
Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
St. James Cemetery, on Toronto's Parliament St, is the site of the final resting spots for Wm Gooderham, James G Worts and the founders of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. At some point in the past - perhaps during the 1970s - the angel that decorated the original Gooderham monument was stolen. 
  18 Nov 2018
Historic Little Trinity Church
Historic Little Trinity Church
William Gooderham and James G. Worts were Rector's Wardens and huge supporters of this church. 
  18 Nov 2018
Toronto, in the Summer of 1851 by Francis Hincks Granger (1827-1915).
Toronto, in the Summer of 1851 by Francis Hincks Granger (1827-1915).
Toronto, in the Summer of 1851
Francis Hincks Granger (1827-1915).
Watercolour. 43.2 cm x 137.2 cm.
TPL (TRL) Acc. JRR 341
Looking westward from Gooderham & Worts' mill on Trinity Street to Fort York on the far left. The artist, Francis Hincks Granger, was a scene painter for the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Toronto.
(1-3) Wharf and st orehouse, mill and residence of William Gooderham. (4) Trinity Church, (5) St. Paul's Catholic Church, (6) & (7) Latham and Atherley houses, (8) Gaol, (9) the Fair Green, (10) C.C. Small house, (11) Dr. C. Widmer house, (12) Lamb's glue factory (1846), (13) 3 houses owned by Dr. Widmer, (14) Thomas Collier house, (15) Russell Abbey, (16) Toronto Gas Works, (17) John Snarr's steam saw & planing mill, (18) Cull's starch factory and shipyards, (19) St. Lawrence Hall, (20) Commercial Mills and Berst & Halliday's distillery, (21) Leak's soap works, (22) City Hall, (23) old Fish Market, (24) Wellington Hotel, (25) Coffin Block, (27) Maitland's Wharf, (28) Bank of Montreal, (29) Brown's & Yonge Street Wharves, (30) Yonge Street, (31) Tinning's Wharf, (32) Queen's Wharf, (33) old Fort York. 
  18 Nov 2018
The York Club A Centennial History by Mary Byers
The York Club A Centennial History by Mary Byers
Publication information: [Toronto] : York Club, c2009.
ISBN: 0981259006 (bound)
ISBN: 9780981259000 (bound)
Language: English
Record ID: 2679421
Format: Regular Print Book
Physical description: 217 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
Date acquired: December 2, 2010
More creator details: Mary Byers.
Contributor: York Club (Toronto, Ont.)
This book has a well written and illustrated first chapter about the arrival of the Gooderhams and Worts families and the start of the Distillery. Available directly from the York Club. 
  18 Nov 2018
George Horace Gooderham portrait from RCYC
George Horace Gooderham portrait from RCYC
George Horace Gooderham was a Commodore at the RCYC 
  18 Nov 2018
George Horace Gooderham and Prince Edward
George Horace Gooderham and Prince Edward
Prince Edward visited the RCYC when George Horace Gooderham was Commodore. 
  18 Nov 2018
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. 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham, son of William, was an avid sailor
George Gooderham, son of William, was an avid sailor
 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham, son of Ezekiel and Harriet
George Gooderham, son of Ezekiel and Harriet
 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham Sr with Catherine MacDonald and family.
George Gooderham Sr with Catherine MacDonald and family.
L to R: William Ezekiel, Jessie Helen, Archibald Roderick, Katherine, George Sr. and Harriet Jane (Jennie) which suggests that either John Hamilton or more likely Elizabeth (Libbie) may have taken the picture. (John would likely have been out west...)
 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham portrait from RCYC
George Gooderham portrait from RCYC
 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham and family gathering for Xmas
George Gooderham and family gathering for Xmas
 
  18 Nov 2018
Adam Armstrong with son Holly
Adam Armstrong with son Holly
 
  18 Nov 2018
Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong
 
  18 Nov 2018
Elizabeth Gooderham (Armstrong)
Elizabeth Gooderham (Armstrong)
 
  18 Nov 2018
Closeup of birth dates in Sir Albert Edward Gooderham's Family 'Devotional'
Closeup of birth dates in Sir Albert Edward Gooderham's Family "Devotional"
 
  18 Nov 2018
Charles Horace Gooderham house on Sherbourne
Charles Horace Gooderham house on Sherbourne
 
  18 Nov 2018
Charles Horace Gooderham's home in Meadowvale
Charles Horace Gooderham's home in Meadowvale
 
  18 Nov 2018
Club: Toronto Hunt
Club: Toronto Hunt
This is a composite or collage pasted together out of many individual photographs against a painted background. The JRR Catalogue attributes the photograph to Notman & Fraser but this one is signed Stanton and Vicars, Photo[graphers].

At the Toronto Hunt is a list identifying 45 people in the picture. They include James G. Worts and George Gooderham, who were Masters of Foxhounds for several years, as wells as James G. Worts Jr and Frederick Worts (possibly Thomas Frederick Worts b. 1857}, and also Mrs. Harriet Anne Leys, George Gooderham's daughter. 
  18 Nov 2018
Booze Boats and Billions by C.W. Hunt
Booze Boats and Billions by C.W. Hunt
Year/Format: 1988, Book, 351 p., [16] p. of plates :
Subjects:
Distilling industries--Ontario--History.
Hatch family.
Prohibition--Ontario--History--20th century.
Prohibition--United States--History--20th century.
Smuggling--Ontario--History--20th century.
Smuggling--United States--History--20th century.
Publication information: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1988.
ISBN: 0771042647
Language: English
 
  18 Nov 2018
Annals of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1852 - 1937
Annals of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1852 - 1937
by Snider, C. H. J. (Charles Henry Jeremiah), 1879-1971.
Year/Format: 1937,
Subjects:
Royal Canadian Yacht Club--History.
Yachting--Ontario--Toronto.
Publication information: Toronto : Rous & Mann, 1937-
Language: English
Format: Regular Print Book
More creator details: compiled by C.H.J. Snider.
Contents note: [v. 1.] 1852-1937 
  18 Nov 2018
Alcohol in Industry
Alcohol in Industry
by Gooderham & Worts, limited.
Year/Format: 1938, Book , 26 p. :
Subjects: Alcohol.
Private Press and Fine Printing Collection : PPFPC
Publication information: Toronto : Gooderham & Worts, ltd., [c1938].
Language: English
Corporate Author: Gooderham & Worts, limited.
Added author: Brigdens (Firm) 
  18 Nov 2018
'Grist to the Mill, Toronto Winter, 1835'
"Grist to the Mill, Toronto Winter, 1835"
Print of a painting by Rowley Murphy, 1947. The print depicts an imagined scene of the Gooderham and Worts windmill, as it might have looked in 1835. 
  18 Nov 2018
The York Club
The York Club
 
  18 Nov 2018
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 
  18 Nov 2018
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. 
  18 Nov 2018
George Gooderham's home Waveney (now the York Club)
George Gooderham's home Waveney (now the York Club)
What is now a private members club, the York Club (view from southwest)was once the home of George Gooderham. He built it at the corner of Bloor and St. George St. and names it Waveney, after the river running through Scole, Norfolk, England where he was born. 
  18 Nov 2018
Toronto's Distillery District: history by the lake
by Gibson, Sally, 1946-
Toronto's Distillery District: history by the lake by Gibson, Sally, 1946-
A new book by Toronto archivist and historian Sally Gibson explores the Distillery District  
  18 Nov 2018
Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
The Bible is about 9  
  18 Nov 2018
Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
 
  18 Nov 2018
Scole Inn Postcard
Scole Inn Postcard
Post Card showing the Scole Inn. 
  18 Nov 2018

Documents

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G & W historic sources adapted from report  by Stephen A. Otto, 1994.
G & W historic sources adapted from report by Stephen A. Otto, 1994.
When developers created The Distillery District from the Gooderham & Worts distillery, Stephen Otto researched the history of the business and the people who built it. This is an adapted version of Stephen Otto's report on sources of archival materials on the Gooderham and Worts families. 
  18 Nov 2018

Headstones

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Gooderham-Phillips-Gravestone
Gooderham-Phillips-Gravestone
Lillie Phillips Gooderham
Louise Goodeham Hutson
Harry Hutson 
     22 Nov 2018
Worts & Gooderham crypt, St. James.jpg
Worts & Gooderham crypt, St. James.jpg
The entrance to the crypt at St. James Cemetery, Toronto 
St. James Cemetery & Crematorium     22 Nov 2018
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 
     22 Nov 2018
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 
     22 Nov 2018
Kenter Headstone Drumquin ON
Kenter Headstone Drumquin ON
G.K. Gooderham, son of G. H. Gooderham and Mary Ann Kentner visits the Bethel United Church with Kentner cousin Lloyd Huxtable about 1991 
     22 Nov 2018
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)  
     22 Nov 2018
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 
     22 Nov 2018

Histories

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The History of The King Edward Hotel Blog
The History of The King Edward Hotel Blog
May 11, 2013 marked the 110th anniversary of this magnificent hotel. George Gooderham was instrumental in financing the hotel. He wanted to anchor the downtown core as Toronto expanded west. This blog features some interesting history and stories about the hotel that is sure to be enjoyed. Categories include: architecture, artwork, celebrities, employees, history, hotel rooms & areas, postcards, stories

 
  22 Nov 2018
The Windmill and Its Times
The Windmill and Its Times
This is a link to The Windmill and Its Times by E.B. Shuttleworth 
  18 Nov 2018
2. Inventory of Archival Sources
2. Inventory of Archival Sources
The Gooderham and Worts Distillery was redeveloped and renamed The Distillery District. The site is designated a National Historic Site. In the process, the developers created a website to capture the sites history, including that of its founders, at www.distilleryheritage.com
The source material relating to the Gooderham family on this site is listed in this document. 
  18 Nov 2018

Videos

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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 
  22 Nov 2018
Distillery District
Distillery District
This video is a promotional video for the Entertainment district built in the restored G&W Distillery. 
  18 Nov 2018

Family Stories

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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  3 Dec 2018
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. 
  3 Dec 2018
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. 
  3 Dec 2018
 866 <strong>History of the Family Name</strong>
866 History of the Family Name
Excerpt from "House Belongs To The Government" by G. Kent Gooderham
 
  18 Nov 2018

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I1015 
Davis, Jacqueline 
   26 Nov 2018
I3413 
Rogers, Beverley Winnifred 
   24 Nov 2018
I1396 
McCabe, William George 
   24 Nov 2018
I13 
Gooderham, William 
b. 29 Aug, 1790  Scole, Norfolk, England  22 Nov 2018
I67 
Gooderham, Elizabeth 
b. 15 May 1826  Suffolk, England  15 Nov 2018