Edward Pardoe Coulman was born on April 20, 1852 in Islington, county of Middlesex, England. His parents are listed as James Coulman (mason) and Marrianne Coulman (Pardoe). He was christened on April 20, 1864 at St. Johns, Notting Hill, in Middlesex along with his brothers Charles and Henry Thomas.
Edward (8) is listed in the 1861 census as a scholar.
In 1870, Edward appears to have emigrated to Canada. He travelled with the Oakley family and is listed as Edward Oakley (17). They sailed on the Ganges and arrived on July 13, 1870. His port of arrival was either Quebec City or Montreal. I have another record that appears to show him sailing from Liverpool & Queenstown, Ireland back to New York on the Germanic. He arrived on September 11, 1876 and the record says he was a Canadian destined for Canada, which suggests he emigrated to Canada prior to 1876.
I have not yet found Edward in the 1871 census but the Oakleys, including future wife Alice, were living in Montreal at that time.
Edward Pardoe and Alice Louisa Oakley were married on May 22, 1879 when he was 27 years old and she was 22. He is listed as being born in London, England to James and Mary Ann and Alice was born in Brighton, England, to Cornelius and Jane Oakley. Edward is listed as a commercial traveller. The marriage was witnessed by George Bailey and Emma Oakley. They are both Baptist.
The 1881 census shows Edward (27) married to Alice J. (24) and they have one son, James S (1). They live next door to several Oakley families in St. Stephen’s Ward in Toronto, Ontario.
By the 1891 census, Edward (39), Alice (35), and James C (11) have been joined by Edward C. (8) and Walter (4). Edward Pardoe is listed as an undertaker supplies traveller and all but Walter were able to read and write. They are still living in St. Stephen’s Ward.
In the 1901 census, Edward (48) and ‘Allace’ (52) are living with three of their sons, James C. (21), Walter A (13) and Norman P. (8). Edward is listed as a photographer.
Edward’s death registration states his date of death as December 16, 1908. He was a photographer and the cause of death is listed as poisoning. Dr. McCullough is listed as the physician in attendance. Edward lived at 603 Crawford St., Toronto, Ontario at the time of his death.
I have yet to determine where Alice is after Edward’s death. I have not found her in the 1911 census.