Andrew Jackson Coulter, 18431918 (aged 74 years)

Name
Andrew Jackson /Coulter/
Nickname
Andy
Birth July 26, 1843 45 36
Birth of a sisterCatharine Coulter
March 1, 1845 (aged 1 year)
11th President of the United States
James K Polk
March 4, 1845 (aged 1 year)

Death of a sisterCatharine Coulter
March 11, 1845 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterAmanda Marie Coulter
January 21, 1847 (aged 3 years)
12th President of the United States
Zachary Taylor
March 4, 1849 (aged 5 years)

13th President of the United States
Millard Fillmore
July 9, 1850 (aged 6 years)

14th President of the United States
Franklin Pierce
March 4, 1853 (aged 9 years)

15th President of the United States
James Buchanan
March 4, 1857 (aged 13 years)

16th President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln
March 4, 1861 (aged 17 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJacob Rose
September 22, 1864 (aged 21 years)
17th President of the United States
Andrew Johnson
April 15, 1865 (aged 21 years)

18th President of the United States
Ulysses S Grant
March 4, 1869 (aged 25 years)

19th President of the United States
Rutherford B Hayes
March 4, 1877 (aged 33 years)

Death of a sisterNancy Coulter
May 12, 1879 (aged 35 years)
20th President of the United States
James A Garfield
March 4, 1881 (aged 37 years)

21st President of the United States
Chester A Arthur
September 19, 1881 (aged 38 years)

Death of a motherCynthia Rose
December 18, 1881 (aged 38 years)
Death of a fatherJames Coulter
October 19, 1882 (aged 39 years)
22nd President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1885 (aged 41 years)

23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 45 years)

24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 49 years)

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 53 years)

26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
September 14, 1901 (aged 58 years)

Death of a brotherRichard Lewis Coulter
May 7, 1906 (aged 62 years)
27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 65 years)

Death of a sisterHenrietta Coulter
May 30, 1909 (aged 65 years)
28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 69 years)

Death of a brotherSamuel Coulter
February 26, 1916 (aged 72 years)
Death of a sisterRebecca Jane Coulter
July 7, 1916 (aged 72 years)
Burial of a fatherJames Coulter

Cemetery: Old Presbyterian Cemetery
Death March 9, 1918 (aged 74 years)
Burial
Address: Oak Park Cemetery
Note

Andrew Jackson Coulter was the fifth and youngest son of James Coulter & Cynthia Rose. He taught school for 20 years, starting at $25 a month. His first schoolhouse was an eight-sided building in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He farmed in summer and kept a herd of milk cows, which his six daughters milked. He inherited the north half of his father's farm south of Grove City, PA. He later farmed in Butler County, PA. He and his two sons cut down much of the hickory and white ash in three counties and sawed the wood into wheel spokes.

Andrew was mowing a field in 1903 when the team of colts encountered a nest of bumblebees. Startled by the bee stings, the young horses bolted, pulling the cutting bar over Andrew. He lost his left hand, and 43 stitches were required to close a gash in his hip. The accident happened in a field in Mercer County; the horses were found in Lawrence County; and Andrew was operated on atop his kitchen table at his home in Butler County, PA. Thereafter, Andrew and his wife lived with and were supported by their youngest son William.

In 1963, I visited William Coulter, and he told me about his father's accident 60 years earlier. Bill said he saw his father hitching the frisky colts to the mower, and he suggested using the older, more sedate mares because of the dangerous cutting bar. His father said, Billy, I've been handling horses since many years before you were born. I know what I'm doing.

And off he went to the field. We know the tragic outcome. Lucky he survived!

Andrew Coulter was a United Presbyterian. He raised his children with a strict discipline: on Sundays, balls and other games were forbidden, as was reading novels. But Andrew & Mary Coulter enjoyed life and were excellent dancers of the schottische and polka, as well as the waltz and two-step.

Andrew married 13 Sept 1864 in Pine Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to Mary Elizabeth Black, daughter of James S. Black & Emily Gordon; Mary was born 4 March 1845 in Pine Township; died 28 Feb 1924 at Conneautville, PA; buried beside her husband. They had eight children: Viola Amanda Charles Carroll "Carroll" Laura Jane Mary Myrtle "Myrtle" Cynthia Rose (named after her paternal grandmother) Henrietta Dale "Dale" William Andrew "Bill" Ada Bertha "Bertha"

In the 1893 photo, Andrew & Mary are flanked by Bertha & Bill. Back row from left: Dale, Cynthia, Laura, Carroll, Myrtle, & Viola. Please click on the photo to enlarge it.

Last change June 19, 202117:52:15

Family with parents
father
James Coulter
17981882
Birth: July 1, 1798 40 39Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Death: October 19, 1882Pine Twp., Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA
mother
Cynthia Rose Coulter
18061881
Birth: October 24, 1806 25Pine Twp., Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Death: December 18, 1881Pine Twp., Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage MarriageAugust 21, 1823Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
elder brother
Samuel Coulter
18251916
Birth: November 14, 1825 27 19Pine Twp., Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Death: February 26, 1916Conrad, Grundy, Iowa, USA
3 years
elder sister
18291879
Birth: January 19, 1829 30 22Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 12, 1879Pike County, Ohio, USA
2 years
elder sister
18311840
Birth: January 6, 1831 32 24Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: January 24, 1840Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
elder sister
18331916
Birth: May 12, 1833 34 26Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: July 7, 1916Mercer County Pennsylvania, USA
3 years
elder brother
Richard Lewis Coulter
18361906
Birth: January 18, 1836 37 29Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 7, 1906San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
2 years
elder brother
James Madison Coulter
18381920
Birth: June 9, 1838 39 31Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: February 27, 1920Grove City, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
2 years
elder sister
Henrietta Coulter Hess
18401909
Birth: October 22, 1840 42 33Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 30, 1909Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
3 years
himself
18431918
Birth: July 26, 1843 45 36Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: March 9, 1918Grove City, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
19 months
younger sister
18451845
Birth: March 1, 1845 46 38Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: March 11, 1845Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
23 months
younger sister
18471921
Birth: January 21, 1847 48 40Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: November 9, 1921Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA