Edward Cornelius Coulman was born on March 11, 1883. His father is listed as Edward Pardo Coulman, a commercial traveller living at 39 Hope Street in Toronto. The doctor is listed as Dr. James McCullough.
In the 1891 census, Edward (8) is living in Toronto’s St. Stephen’s Ward with his father Edward (39), motehr Alice (35), and brothers James C (11) and Walter (4).
On October 17, 1900, Edward C. (21) married Rebecca A Richardson (18). Edward is listed as a moulder. According to their birth records, however, both he and Rebecca would only have been 17.
On the 1901 census, Edward (18) and Rebecca (18) were listed as lodgers with Rebecca’s aunt and uncle, Alfred (32) and Martha (26) Richardson. The Richardson’s also had two children, Alfred (3) and Walter (1). Rebecca arrived in Canada in 1888. Alfred was a teamster but Edward’s profession is illegible.
By the 1911 census, Edward (28) and Rebecca (28) are living on their own and have been joined by William Edward (9), Walter (7), Edward Arthur (3) and Helen Rebecca (1). Edward is listed as a concrete layer.
Edward and Rebecca had two other children after the 1911 census, Norman Jeffrey (born in 1913) and Dorothy May (born in 1919).
Edward died on March 23, 1949 at his house in Toronto.