COULSON Foster Walter

Name Foster Walter COULSON
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1859
Died 1925
Birth/ Baptism Born 29 September 1859, Maitland, New South Wales
Parents Robert and Mary Coulson (formerly Balser)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Optician
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
102 Brisbane Street, Launceston (M Allen)
109 St John Street, Launceston
96 St John Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 1882, Sydney, New South Wales, to Mary Clara Page
Arrival
Other Approx. 1887-1897: Employer, Martha Allen.
Foster continued to manage Martha’s business for a few months following her death in October 1896.

February 1897: Opened his own firm, 109 St John Street, advertised late of M Allen (ten years).
By late 1897: At 96 St John Street.

Approx. 1910: Employee, Douglas Eastburn.

Foundation member of local Watchmakers and Jewellers Association.
Other members included: J. D. Coulter, J. S. Kerr, S. Napper, and F. Stewart.

Death 23 August 1925, at his residence 185 St John Street, Launceston
References
Tasmania Post Office Directory 1901.
TAHO: AD960/1/49 Will 1925.
Web: Ancestry: Australia Birth 1859; Australia Marriage, Sydney, New South Wales 1882.
Sydney Morning Herald 5 October 1882; The Examiner (Launceston) 4 November 1896, 6 March 1897, 24 August 1925; Daily Telegraph 20 May 1897; Tasmanian Democrat 6 August 1897; The Mercury (Hobart) 1 July 1922.