Richard Goldring's 80th Birthday, August 31, 1939

Ruddy, Marjorie G., Photographer
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A black and white photograph of Richard Goldring, 1859-1945.
Richard Goldring was born at Mimico, Canada, West on August 31, 1859 and moved to Etobicoke Creek in 1862. Captain Goldring and his family moved to Port Whitby and in 1893 he purchased a house at 1750 (now 1751) Dufferin Street and lived there the rest of his life. He entered his father's shipping business and in 1876 was put in charge of his own sailing boat. About 1885 he became Captain of the "Maple Leaf", a two-masted schooner used for carrying coal and stone, called a stone-hooker. The "Maple Leaf" removed stone from the bottom of Lake Ontario. He also used the "Maple Leaf" for cruises out of Toronto and Whitby. In 1908, Captain Goldring rescued two boys from drowning in the waters off Port Whitby and was awarded the Royal Humane Society gold medal for life saving.
In 1911, Captain Goldring retired from sailing and purchased a store with groceries at Port Whitby and his family operated it until it was closed and demolished in 1967, as well he operated a fuel business and coal sheds at Whitby Harbor. He retired from the store in 1942. Captain Goldring served two years on the Whitby Board of Education, and was a long-time member of St. John's Anglican Church at Port Whitby. It was the site of the Port Whitby Post Office from 1913 to 1967. He died at Whitby on October 6, 1945, and is buried at St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Port Whitby.
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August 31, 1939
Width: 3.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
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Image Width: 3.5cm
Image Height: 4cm
Personal Name(s):
Goldring, Richard ; Ruddy, Marjorie Georgina
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Richard Goldring's 80th Birthday, August 31, 1939

A black and white photograph of Richard Goldring, 1859-1945.