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Title William Owen Goodman
Catalog Number P2001.1.81
Accession number 6053
Object Name cabinet card
Description Albumen print on Cabinet Card Mount of William Owen Goodman
MARKS: Bradley & Rulofson/429 Montgomery St.
Date 1875-1875
People Goodman, William Owen
Subjects Portrait photographs
Business people
Lumber industry
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Mary Eleanor Jewell Sawyer
Catalog date 2004-09-02
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Neg # 23089
Notes Bust view of William Owen Goodman wearing a dark suit with tie and a large moustache. William Owen Goodman was born in Pennsylvania in 1848. He came to Chicago from Pennsylvania at age 20. He worked first as a bookkeeper and then as a lumber salesman. Goodman eventually started investing in lumber, and in 1878 organized the Sawyer-Goodman Lumber Co., of which he eventually became president. He married Erna Sawyer on October 31, 1878 in her father Philetus Sawyer's home in Oshkosh. They resided in Chicago, Illinois. Their son, Lieutenant Kenneth Goodman, born September 19, 1883, died at Great Lakes Training Center of influenza in 1918. The Goodman Theater in Chicago was built by the family in their son's honor. He died of pneumonia in Chicago in 1936. Burried at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
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