GOODERHAM & AREA HISTORY
NEWSLETTER NO. 11
By Elva Bates
fire and the Department of Lands and Forests recruited every able bodied
man in the surrounding area to fight it. What was it like in Gooderham during that fire? Was there any threat of evacuation in Irondale or Gooderham? What were the names of the Gooderham men who fought it?
Walter Leveck told me that there was a significant fire(s) south of Gooderham in the northern part of Cavendish Township about 1913 and that this/these fire(s) had a bearing on the decision to build a Fire Tower on Green’s Mountain. Has anyone else heard about this/these fire(s)?
Were any of your ancestors involved in the RIVER DRIVES down the Burnt (Irondale) River and its tributaries?
There are no records left for this Cemetery which was used for thirty some years. Arnold Hunter, Florence Taylor and Evelyn (Young) Wallbridge have supplied the following names:
Mark Cully George Ridout
Urenia (or Renia) Garbett Bertha May Lake
Phenia Lake Edward Flood
George White Joseph Hadley
Sam Whittaker Mary Frolic
Sylvester Hadley Hannah M. Hadley
Alice Dixon Hunter John James Price Hunter
Charles Isaac Hunter Margaret Graham Hunter
Mary Kirkpatrick Alfred Dane
If you have ancestors buried here, kindly add them to the list.
DID YOU KNOW……
The cottage beside the dam now owned by Clive Taylor was built for the person(s) who looked after the dam and was referred to as "The Damkeeper’s Cottage"?
How to make White Liniment? "Take two egg cups full of white vinegar, two egg cups full of spirits of turpentine and the whites of two eggs with shells. Place the above ingredients in bottle. Shake bottle occasionally until egg shells dissolved." This remedy was used for rheumatic pains, sprains, neuralgia, neuritis, leg cramps and other muscular ailments.
The recipe was submitted to F.S. & M by Victoria Butler. From: Fat-back & Molasses, Jesperson, I.