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View of Pine Lake, Gooderham, Ontario
View of Pine Lake, Gooderham, Ontario
 
  14 Jan 2020

Family Stories

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1873 How the Town of Gooderham Got its Name
1873 How the Town of Gooderham Got its Name
If you celebrated the way the fine citizens of Gooderham, Ontario did (or so the story goes) perhaps you too would want to rename your home town after the source of your merry making. Or did that really happen?  
  14 Jan 2020
1869 Great Fire of ‘69
1869 Great Fire of ‘69
At six o’clock on Tuesday, October 26, 1869 – just as William Gooderham and his family were sitting down for dinner (or “tea”) – a small cask of benzene caught fire and exploded in the fermenting cellar of his 1860 Stone Distillery, precipitating a night of high drama by the Lake.

Sally Gibson, The Distillery Archivist tells this tale... 
  14 Jan 2020

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
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Gooderham, William George III 
b. 1915   15 Jan 2020