Dr. Earl Glenwood Coulson was born on the 29th of October, 1895 in Comber (Essex County), Ontario. He was the youngest of 3 children born to Corydon Palmer Coulson and the former Martha Elizabeth Fenner. His siblings were; John William Coulson who was born on the 11th of February, 1888 (and died as a child) and Morley Cecil Coulson who was born on the 25th of March, 1889. His father died on the 17th of June, 1905 and his mother died the following year on the 12th of June leaving Dr. Coulson an orphan at the age of 10. Dr. Coulson was educated in local schools and graduated from Leamington High School.
Dr. Coulson graduated M.B. from The University of Toronto School of Medicine in 1918.
Dr. Coulson enlisted in Toronto on the 16th of May, 1918 and served overseas with the Canadian Army Medical Corp. His listed his brother Morley as his next-of-kin on his Attestation Paper and his address as 12 Hampton Court Apartments, Avenue Road, Toronto. Dr. Coulson was 5′ 10″ tall and 160 pounds. On the 21st of January, 1919, he was diagnosed with diptheria and admitted to an isolation ward at a hospital in England. He recovered and he worked at the No 16 Canadian General Hospital in England. His unit was demobilized on the 21st of August, 1919 and he was discharged with the rank of Captain. Dr. Coulson returned to Canada and he opened a medical practice in Wheatley.
By 1925 Dr. Coulson had moved his medical office to Leamington in Essex County but he continued to see patients in Chatham-Kent due to the close proximity to Wheatley and Romney Twp (Chatham-Kent). Dr. Coulson’s name appears on numerous birth and death records in Chatham-Kent through the 1930’s. After 20 years of practicing family medicine, Dr. Coulson trained in radiology in Toronto and New York.
Dr. Coulson married Anne Lillian Cole in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1928. Mrs. Coulson was born in Richmond, Virginia on the 9th of February, 1900. She was the youngest of 2 children born to William A. Cole and the former Eva V. Moore. Her father was a dispatcher for a train service and her brother William Disney Cole was born on the 21st of September, 1897. At the time of their marriage, Mrs. Coulson was a school teacher.
Dr. and Mrs. Coulson had a son, William Glenwood Coulson on the 6th of April, 1932.
During World War II, Dr. Coulson again answered his country’s call of duty and he served as a radiologist in Canadian Hospitals No. 12 and No. 18 in England. Upon his discharge he held the rank of Major.
After the war Dr. Coulson returned to Canada and worked for the Workmen’s Compensation Board (W.C.B) before working at Queen Mary Veterans Hospital in Montreal for 5 years. Dr. Coulson returned to the W.C.B. before joining the staff at North York Branson Hospital in Willowdale, Ontario.
Dr. Coulson retired prior to 1972.
Dr. Coulson died in Willowdale on the 1st of February, 1975. His wife Annie Lillian Coulson died on the 13th of September, 1999 at the age of 99. Dr. and Mrs. Coulson are entombed at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.
*Dr. Coulson’s son William Glenwood Coulson died on the 10th of February, 1990. He was interred with his parents.