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  2 Jun 2019
William Ezekiel Gooderham and May out for a Sleigh Ride 1940
William Ezekiel Gooderham and May out for a Sleigh Ride 1940
Mr. Gooderham's family always had roast goose for Christmas dinner and he remembers the huge plum pudding his mother (Catherine) made - lots of suet and big raisins boiled in a cloth in a big iron pot.

Mr. Gooderham and his brother hung their stockings behind the wood burning stove in the dining-room on Christmas Eve. They got up before dawn and took the filled stockings upstairs and ate the contents in bed in the dark - nuts, raisins, candy and an orange. One Christmas, they got fur caps for presents and Mr. Gooderham's cap fell off the hook and the new puppy chewed a hole in it.

After Christmas dinner everyone went skating on the pond. There was always a shinny match between Churchville and Meadowvale. The boys skated down the river fro Churchville. They made the shinny sticks out of little maple trees, the root of the saplings shaped the end of the stick. At night, they set fires to big pine stumps on the pond. Skates were wooden and were fastened to the boots with a screw in the heel and with straps.

During Christmas week, cousins used to drive down from Terra Cotta in a horse drawn sleigh. New Year's Eve, the Meadowvale Band went around the village playing the old Year out and the new Year in.

Interview with Mr. W. Gooderham, 1958. From "A Glimpse of Christmas Past: by Doris McPherson


 
  2 Jun 2019
William H Beatty
William H Beatty
WH Beatty was a solicitor for the Gooderham and Worts firm during the mid to late 19th century. He married Charlotte Louisa Worts, the eldest daughter of James Gooderham Worts. As part of the family and also a very influential lawyer, he became invaluable to both JG Worts and Wm Gooderham. Beatty, his wife and their children lived at their residence, called The Oaks, which was located on Queens Park Cres. 
  2 Jun 2019
1846 children images
1846 children images
This image is used purely for illustration of the Family Story from 1846 
  2 Jun 2019

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  2 Jun 2019
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  2 Jun 2019

Family Stories

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1846 <strong>Twenty-Nine Children in William and Harriet Gooderham’s Care</strong>
1846 Twenty-Nine Children in William and Harriet Gooderham’s Care
After tragedy struck the Worts family, William and Harriet Gooderham had 29 children under their roof 
  4 Jun 2019
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  3 Jun 2019
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  3 Jun 2019

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I3474 
McKimm, Barbara 
b. Abt 1925   6 Jun 2019
I3473 
McKimm, Charles Harwood Jr. 
b. 5 Mar 1924   6 Jun 2019
I3467 
McKimm, Joan 
b. Abt. 1929   5 Jun 2019