Alexander Coull 1869


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Alexander Coull

When Alexander Coull was born on 4 October 1869, his father, William, was 22 and his mother, Jessie, was 24. He had one daughter with Anna Robertson. He then married Isabella C. Wilson in Pennsylvania, USA and they had seven children together. He died on 17 October 1952 at the age of 83, and was buried in Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA.  He was a railroad night foreman until retirement.

Isabella C. Wilson

Isabella Cosgrove Wilson was born on 20 October 1869 in Portadown, Armagh, Northern Ireland to Isabella Cosgrove, age 33, and Thomas Wilson, age 40.  The family departed from Queenstown, Ireland and arrived in New York, 1887.  She died on 29 March 1943 in Trappe, Pennsylvania, USA, at the age of 73, and was buried in Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA.


Summary Biographies of children of Alexander and Isabella


Jessie Coull

In the family tree shown above Jessie’s year of birth is incorrect (and will be corrected!), her birth certificate shows 1889, place of birth as Mid Street, Aberchirder, Scotland and mother Annie Robertson but no father named although it reasonably clearly relates to Alexander by surname and her subsequent emigration to the USA and, subsequently, by her presence in Alexander’s home in Pennsylvania towards the end of his life.  Looks like she travelled alone on emigration and on her arrival document in New York (the ship’s passenger list for the SS Cameronia in October 1914) it says her grandmother was Mrs. William Coull of 105 North Street Aberchirder.

Jessie died on 3 January 1975 in Sacramento, California, USA, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sacramento.

The man Jessie married was James Kerr Cleghorn, who emigrated initially to Canada from Strathblane in Stirlingshire with his family before entering America and meeting Jessie.  It is unknown if they were known to each other in Scotland or met en route to the Americas via Glasgow, or simply happened upon each other in California.

Jessie and James had 4 children

      • George Cleghorn was born in 1915 to Jessie Coull, age 25, and James Kerr Cleghorn, age 25. He had no known children.
      • Margaret A was born on 3 October 1918 in Sacramento, married (in 1938) and had one child, Norma Jean Gunderson (spouse name unknown, presumably Gunderson) and a second marriage (Edwin A Johnson in 1952 when he was 38 years old) with no children.  Norma Jean had no known children.
      • Jean Cleghorn was born on 28 September 1920 in Sacramento, California, USA. She had one son with Ernest Laverne Savage in 1956. She died in 2014 at the age of 94, and was buried in Sacramento
            • Glen Phillip Savage was born on 30 December 1956. He married on 20 December 1981 in Sacramento, California, USA (wife still living as of 2019). He had two children (still living as of 2019) during his marriage. He died on 30 September 2014 in Wilton, California, USA, at the age of 57.
      • James Alexander Cleghorn was born in 1923 and died as a child on 2 December 1924 in his hometown, and was buried in Sacramento, California, USA.
Isabella Wilson Coull

Isabella was born on 14 January 1895 in Pennsylvania, USA, her father, Alexander, was 25, and her mother, Isabella, was 25. She married William Albert Malmberg on 24 May 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. They had three children during their marriage. She died on 11 May 1931 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, at the age of 36, and was buried in Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA. William Albert passed away on 21 April 1993 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA, at the age of 100.

      • Isabella and William had daughter Esther Thelma Malmberg, born on 15 October 1919 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  She died on 30 June 2016 in Salem, Oregon, USA, when she was 96 years old.  She married Marriot Gibson Eastman in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, on 22 May 1943 and had a son, Robert Marriot who passed away on 20 January 2005 in Seattle, Washington.
      • Other children not yet documented (still living as of 2019)
William Coull

William died of accidental drowning at the age of 7.

Esther Evelyn Coull

Esther married Roland Philip Trump on 30 June 1920 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA. They had two children during their marriage. She died on 5 March 1990 at the age of 92, and was buried in Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA.

      • Richard Coull Trump was born on 29 September 1924 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, his father, Roland, was 28 and his mother, Esther, was 27. He married Wilhelmina Bertha Ewan on 8 July 1944. They had four children during their marriage. He died on 19 October 1993 in his hometown at the age of 69.
            • Linda Sue Trump was born in 1950, her father, Richard, was 26, and her mother, Wilhelmina, was 26. She had two children (husband or partner still living) and died in 2015 at the age of 65.
            • Other children of Richard and Wilhelmina not documented as still living
      • Other child of Esther and Roland not documented (still living)
Edwin Alexander Coull

Edwin was born on 8 June 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Catherine Marie Husfelt on 10 April 1928 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. They had two children during their marriage. He died on 7 January 1998 at the age of 94, and was buried in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

        • Joanne Coull was born in 1946. She had two children with an unidentified partner (still living). She died in 1998 at the age of 52.  It’s possible that the two children were adopted sisters.
              • Catharine L. Doane was born in 1976. She died in September 2008 at the age of 32
              • Sibling unidentified (still living), possibly named Ellen
        • Other not documented
Wallace Wilson Coull

Wallace Wilson Coull was born on 14 August 1905 in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA. He had one son with first wife Rebecca P Smith in 1929. Rebecca died in 1933.  Wallace died on 9 January 1980 in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania, USA, at the age of 74, and was buried in Laureldale, Pennsylvania, USA.

        • Alexander W. Coull was born on 19 April 1929 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA to Wallace and Rebecca. He had one child with wife Juanita Jane Brito. He died on 12 March 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, at the age of 86, and was buried in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  Juanita Jane Brito was born on 1 September 1928 to Rosenda Apodaca, age 32, and Sotero Brito, age 34. She died on 26 October 1999 at the age of 71, and was buried in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
              • Alexander and Juanita’s child is living and therefore i.d. and info is protected
David Cosgrove Coull

David was born on 10 June 1908 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA. He had one child with Lucy E. Miller. The child is still living and therefore undocumented publicly.  David died on 26 January 1973 at the age of 64, and was buried in Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA.  Lucy E. Miller was born on 5 October 1915 in Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 2 January 1989 at the age of 73. No marriage recorded.

David Cosgrove Coull enlisted in the Army on 8 May 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, during World War II. He was 33 years old.

Edna May Levering, David’s second (or first?) wife was born on 7 December 1911 in Pennsylvania.  They married on 6 October 1933. She died in July 1989 at the age of 77, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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