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 866 <strong>History of the Family Name</strong>
866 History of the Family Name
Excerpt from "The House Belongs To The Government" by G. Kent Gooderham
published by George C.K. Gooderham
 
 
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 A young George Horace Gooderham
A young George Horace Gooderham
 
 
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'Family Devotional', published 1850, belonged to Sir Albert Edward Gooderham (1861-1935)
"Family Devotional", published 1850, belonged to Sir Albert Edward Gooderham (1861-1935)
On the "Family Record" page is a hand written account of the "Children of George & Harriet Gooderham born in Toronto" who are listed with their dates of birth.
The next page has
"In memory of Charlotte Olive Gooderham who departed their life August 23rd 1866.
Lizzie died august 16th 1878-"
Then in pencil, in a different hand
"Father died 1st May 1905
Mother died 7th Nov 1907
Florence Josephine Brouse died 26th Feb 1903-
Adelaide Mary Ross died 16th Nov 1933-" 
 
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'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. 
 
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1. Just an Ordinary Family
1. Just an Ordinary Family
This description of the family history was distributed at the family reunion in 1994 
 
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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. 
 
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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. 
 
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1834 <strong>This is a Yankee Place</strong>
1834 This is a Yankee Place
A story about selling wheat to the Gooderham Mill.

Excerpt from Landmarks of Toronto
by John Ross Robertson
Publication date 1894-1914  
 
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1837 <strong> Mr. Cawthra's Bags of Gold</strong>
1837 Mr. Cawthra's Bags of Gold
According to Louisa Gooderham Walker Score, during the rebellion, the mill was used to store articles of value and “Mr. Cawthra’s bags of gold” 
 
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1844 <strong> The First Babies Christened in Little Trinity Church</strong>
1844 The First Babies Christened in Little Trinity Church
Little Trinity Church was supported by members of the Gooderham and Worts families from its earliest days and contributed heavily to both World Wars. 
 
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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 
 
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1846 children images
1846 children images
This image is used purely for illustration of the Family Story from 1846 
 
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1854 Letters to William Henry Beatty from his father James Beatty (father-in-law of Charlotte Louisa (Worts) Beatty)
1854 Letters to William Henry Beatty from his father James Beatty (father-in-law of Charlotte Louisa (Worts) Beatty)
Now and then we are lucky enough to stumble on a detailed account that a settler has left for posterity. James Beatty, the father of William Henry Beatty and the father-in-law of Charlotte Louisa (Worts) Beatty, left just such an account. Written in September, 1854, the account takes the form of a series of letters written to his son William Henry...describing his very eventful and difficult life. 
 
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1864 A Run on the Bank of Toronto
1864 A Run on the Bank of Toronto
A Story by J.W. L. Forster, a painter who painted William Gooderham Sr and Jr and William George Gooderham. The story is based on a tale told by William Sr as he sat for the portrait. 
 
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1868 The Fence around Osgoode Hall
1868 The Fence around Osgoode Hall
Osgoode Hall is surrounded by an intricate iron fence that runs the length of Queen Street. In 1868 the ornate fence was completed. It was built by William Gooderham's son, Henry's father-in-law, William Hamilton. 
 
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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... 
 
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1869_Great_Fire_of_69.jpg
1869_Great_Fire_of_69.jpg
 
 
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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?  
 
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1879 A Sad Railway Accident
1879 A Sad Railway Accident
A sad railway accident occurred near Toronto resulting in the death of James Gooderham, son of William Gooderham.  
 
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1880 Tons of Cow Poop
1880 Tons of Cow Poop
Gooderham began fattening cattle and hogs in the late 1830s, and by 1841 he had established a large dairy on a nine acre site between Trinity and Cherry Streets, across from the mill. 
 
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1888 George Horace Gooderham at the Granite Club
1888 George Horace Gooderham at the Granite Club
Photo discovered hanging on the wall of the Granite Club a while ago. It says it was taken in 1888 so George H. would have been about 20 years old at the time. Presumably it would have been taken at the original Granite Club site on Church Street, not too far from where GHG built his house on Jarvis Street before he moved to St. George Street, up the road from his parents' house at Bloor and St. George. 
 
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1915 Sir Albert E. Gooderham was instrumental in creating Connaught Labs
1915 Sir Albert E. Gooderham was instrumental in creating Connaught Labs
In early 1915, Gooderham pledged funds to upgrade the original Antitoxin Laboratory and then acquired a large abandoned farm property north of the city. He proceeded to equip it with new buildings (buildings #3 and #4) that also enabled smallpox vaccine production, and pledged to donate it all to the university. 
 
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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. 
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
 
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A Canadian Philanthropist by Donald Jones
A Canadian Philanthropist by Donald Jones
About Sir Albert E. Gooderham who, among other achievements helped fund the creation of Connaught Labs. 
 
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Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong
 
 
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Adam Armstrong with son Holly
Adam Armstrong with son Holly
 
 
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Albert Gooderham and Connaught Labs by Donald Jones
Albert Gooderham and Connaught Labs by Donald Jones
 
 
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Albert Gooderhams 1913 Wolseley
Albert Gooderhams 1913 Wolseley
 
 
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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) 
 
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Alfred Morgan Cosby
Alfred Morgan Cosby
A M Cosby married the second daughter of Sarah and JG Worts.  
 
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Annals of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1852 - 1937
Excerpts describing the history of the Gooderham's at the RCYC and the Oriole.
Annals of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club 1852 - 1937 Excerpts describing the history of the Gooderham's at the RCYC and the Oriole.
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 
 
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Archibald Gooderham
Archibald Gooderham
 
 
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Bank of Toronto branch in Rossland BC
Bank of Toronto branch in Rossland BC
 
 
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Bank of Toronto brief description
Bank of Toronto brief description
 
 
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Bank of Upper Canada
Bank of Upper Canada
The Bank of Upper Canada was established in 1821 under a Charter granted by the legislature of Upper Canada in 1819 to a group of Kingston merchants. This charter was appropriated by the more influential Executive Councillors to the Lt. Governor, the Rev. John Strachan and William Allan and moved to Toronto. 
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
 
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Biography of William Gooderham jr.
Biography of William Gooderham jr.
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is linked here. 
 
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Blackfoot Agency House.
Blackfoot Agency House.
John Hamilton Gooderham and George Hamilton Gooderham residence. 1906 through 1954. This House Belongs to the Government. 
 
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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
 
 
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Bruce Napier Simpson jr, architect.
Bruce Napier Simpson jr, architect.
Bruce Napier Simpson jr, a descendant of William Gooderham, was a well respected architect. 
 
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Building 83
Building 83
The main administration building on Sanofi Pasteur Canada’s Connaught Campus. 
 
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Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
 
 
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Canadian Whisky, Second Edition: The New Portable Expert
Canadian Whisky, Second Edition: The New Portable Expert
Davin de Kergommeaux takes readers on a journey through the first systematic presentation of Canadian whisky: how it's made, who makes it, why it has its own unique flavours, its history, culture and the rich centuries of folklore surrounding it. One chapter discusses the contribution of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery to this early history. 
 
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Charles Beatty
Charles Beatty
 
 
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Charles Horace Gooderham house on Sherbourne at Selby St.
Charles Horace Gooderham house on Sherbourne at Selby St.
 
 
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Charles Horace Gooderham's home in Meadowvale
Charles Horace Gooderham's home in Meadowvale
 
 
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Charles Horace Gooderham's home on Sherbourne at Selby St.
Charles Horace Gooderham's home on Sherbourne at Selby St.
Now a historic building relocated to the far eastern edge of the property to make way for a new condominium 
 
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Charlotte Louisa Worts Beatty
Charlotte Louisa Worts Beatty
Charlotte was the eldest daughter of James G and Sarah Worts. She married Wm H Beatty, and together they became significant figures in Toronto. Their residence was named "The Oaks", which was located on Queens Park Circle. 
 

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