Fred E. Coulson

Født :04.09.1893Erwin, South Dakota, USASheila M. Larson, Erwin, SD, USA (1)
Død :21.07.1983-Sheila M. Larson, Erwin, SD, USA (1)

Alder : 89

Noter : .
. FRED E.3 COULSON (EDWARD2, JOSEPH HENERY1) was born September 04, 1893 in Coulson farm, Kingsbury County, Erwin, South Dakota, and died July 21, 1983. He married ANNA STEENSON January 12, 1921. She was born January 18, and died Aft. 1986.

Notes for FRED E. COULSON:
From "Erwin: The First 100 Years" in a story by Pearl Larson

Fred Coulson was born in Erwin on September 4, 1898 to Edward and Mary Golseth Coulson. He grew up in the Erwin area and graduated from Erwin High School. He attended York, Nebraska Business College and served in the U. S. Army during World War I.
He married Anna Stenson on January 12, 1921. After their marriage, he worked in the Peoples State Bank in Erwin, until it moved to DeSmet. He and Anna moved to DeSmet, where he continued to work at the bank until 1942. The family moved to Brookings, where Fred worked at the Chevrolet garage as a bookkeeper.
In 1960 Fred retired from his job, and enjoyed his new home, and working in his and enjoyed his new home and working in his garden. He died July 21, 1983.
Fred and Anna had three children; a little girl who died in infancy, and two boys, Willis and Robert who lived in Brookings, where their mother still resides. Both sons are married and have families.

From Pearl Larson's Scrapbook:
Fred Coulson was best man at Francis & Mildred Larson's wedding 11/30/1911
Fred attended the couple's 50th wedding anniversary 12/03/1961 and social news shows Fred lived in Brookings at the time
Built a home in 1949, Wedding date FEBRUARY 12, 1921??

Fred was born on the Coulson farm south east of ERwin. He received his schooling in the local territory school. In 1918 and 1919 was in the service of his country. He didn't see overseas duty as war ended. He married Anna in 1921 and they moved into Erwin where he worked in People's State Bank. When the bank moved to DeSmet in 1926 so did Fred. They had one little girl, Agnes Louise Coulson, that died at 3 days old. Buried in Erwin Cemetery. Two sons, Edward Willis and Robert. Fred worked in the bank until 1942. He moved to Brookings, SD where he worked in the Chevrolet Garage as a bookkeeper. In 1949 they built a new home. Fred retired and let his son, Willis, take over the bookkeeping at the garage.

Fred enjoyed a garden and his yard work.

His wife had the misfortune of breaking hip, leg and arm, so Fred took care of her until she fully recovered.

Willis and Robert live in Brookings, SD. Both married. Willis has 5 children and Robert has one. They are a great joy to both Anna and Fred.

Pearl Larson notes "Willis took over after dad left"
See January 1981 newspaper clipping:
To Observe 60th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coulson, Brookings, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 11, at the First Lutheran Church, Brookings (SD). The event will be hosted by their sons, E. Willis and Robert J. Coulson and their families. No gifts, please.
See Fred Coulson memorial:
Fred Coulson Funeral held Monday, July 25, 1983 at First Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m., Rev James E. Thvedt officiating
In a letter from Hattie Coulson to Pearl Larson which relayed family information she had gotten from Fred, she states that "Fred does not know the year they came from England, nor does he know the year they came from St. Charles, Minn. Fred's Dad (Edward) went to school in Minn, Dover he says and was a school mate of one of the Dr. Mayo's." They proved up the land in 1888 after homesteading on the land 5 years, the requested time. So they must hve come to SD about 1883 if they took up land right away, not sure."

Burial: July 25, 1983, Erwin City Cemetery, Erwin, SD
Graduation: Erwin High School, Erwin, SD
Residence 1: Bet. 1981 - 1987, Brookings, SD
Residence 2: 1948, Brookings, SD

Edward CoulsonMary Golseth
12.01.1921 - Anna Steenson - - Agnes Louise Coulson
23.01.1927 - Edward Willis Coulson
- - Robert J Coulson

Fred E. Coulson
Edward Coulson

Mary Golseth
Joseph Henery Coulson

Mildred J. Armstrong

Ole Golseth

Marit Ronning

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