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Catalog Number 2000.001.0059
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia-tone photograph of a woman seated with her right elbow leaning on a draped table. Her dress is long, full and of a dark solid fabric. The sleeves are also full and long. The dress has a white collar and at the throat is a dark oval pin. The sleeves have white cuffs. Her dark hair is parted at the center and pulled straight back. She is unsmiling.

Rear of the photo reads: WM. T. CROUCH, Photographer, Stookey Building; Over St. Clair Drug Store, Belleville, ILL.
Number of images 1
Date ca 1870
Photographer Crouch, Wm. T.
Title Goalby, Sarah
Collection Coal - Goalby, Sarah
Accession number 2000.001.
People Goalby, Sarah
Notes 1829-1878

1870 Census Index lists: Samuel 43; Sarah 41; and their children. See Family # 192.

Advocate Newspaper 12/20/1878 and 9/13/1878 lists the death of Samuel 51 and Mrs. Samuel (Sarah, nee Walker) 49

Exhibit Info: Samuel and Sarah Goalby and their daughter, Sarah Ann, from England, settled at Ogle Station. They were a coal mining family who entered the coal hauling business. Their second daughter, Adalaide, was born at Belleville in 1857 and Clara in 1960. Their sons, The Goalby brothers, Albert and Samuel, carried on the business after their parents died in 1878. They also purchased as much land as possible. The Illinois & St. Louis Railroad ran between Belleville (TN1NR8W) and New Pittsburg along the Ogle, Goalby and Gartside coal lands (TN1NR9W). By 1874, there were 90 coal mines in St. Clair County delivering three million tons annually. (See 1874 Atlas of St. Clair County, P 9).



NOTE: See the previous record (2000,001.0058) for a photo of Samuel Gulpy, Sarah's husband

REF: St. Clair County Genealogical Society Family History Volume IA p 329