Frederick John Coulson

11 January 1878–31 May 1953 (Age 75)
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Frederick John

When Frederick John Coulson was born on 11 January 1878, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Coulson, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Moore, was 33. He married Lillian Maude Pringle on 18 September 1906, in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 31 May 1953, in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Frederick John Coulson
Lillian Maude Pringle
Marriage: 18 September 1906
Edith Coulson
Laura May Coulson
Frederick James Coulson
John Thomas Coulson
Charles Myron Coulson Sr.
George William Coulson

Spouse and Children

18 September 1906
Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States


    Edith Coulson


    Laura May Coulson


    Frederick James Coulson


    John Thomas Coulson



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Coulson


    Elizabeth Moore




    John Robert Coulson


    Sarah Jane Coulson


    John Thomas Coulson


    George William Coulson



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Cole 1.2 Irish: from a reduced form of McCool , with the addition of the English patronymic suffix -son in place of the Gaelic prefix mac.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Fred Coulson in household of John Coulson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fred K. Coulson in household of John Coulson, "United States Census, 1880"

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