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William C. "Will" Coulson 1852-1930


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/27/2014 at 22:45:30

Will Coulson of Armstrong Dies Saturday
Will Coulson died Nov. 29 at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 3 days of kidney trouble and complications. He was born in the year 1852 at Cambridgeshire, England and came to this country at the age of 6 years with his parents. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Miss Effama [Effemia] Dughman, who at the age of 37 years passed to the great beyond, leaving three children. Mrs. Len Phillips, Armstrong, Chas. Coulson who passed away at the age of 27 years and Mrs. Clara Burchett of Stover, Mo., who was at his bedside when he passed away. Later he was united in marriage to Silva [Olivia]Goodge of Sioux Rapids and came to Armstrong where he made his home for 35 years. His second wife passed away eleven years ago.

He leaves two daughters, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, three sisters and five brothers, besides other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Armstrong in charge of the Rev. C.B. Mitchell. Burial was made in the Armstrong cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, December 3, 1930)

William Coulson, a resident of Armstrong for thirty-five years, passed away at the age of 78 on Nov. 29 at his home.

Mr. Coulson was born at Cambridgeshire, England in 1852. He came to America when six years old. At the age of 22 he married Miss Effoma Daughman [Effemia Emma Dughman], who died at the age of 37 years. Three children were born to this union. They are Mrs. Len Phillips of Armstrong, Mrs. Cora Burchett of Stover, Missouri and Charley Coulson, who passed away in Oklahoma at the age of 27 years. Later Mr. Coulson was married to Miss Olivia Goodge at Sioux Rapids. She passed away eleven years ago. There are seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, three sisters and five brothers besides a number of other relatives surviving.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. church with Rev. C.B. Mitchell in charge. Burial was in Armstrong Grove Cemetery.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis, a sister, of Wright, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John Goodge of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Ridley of Estherville and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Coulson and family of Jeffers, Minn. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 8, 1930)


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