COULTER, HAROLD SYLVESTER, 1914-1977

Biography:

Businessman; Newspaper columnist; local historian. Born– August 12, 1914, Phenix City. Parents– Harrison T. and Vera Coulter. Married– Barbara Mary Stewart, December 20, 1940. Children– Two. Military service:  U.S. Navy, World War II; awarded the Cross of Military Service. Official Russell County historian. Wrote column “Garden Tips” beginning in the 1930′s and beginning on June 13, 1968, wrote a column, “Good Old Days”, for the Phenix Citizen. Awarded the Alabama Award of Merit for historical preservation, and a Resolution of Commendation from the Alabama Legislature for his newspaper column. Died July 1, 1977.

Source:

Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History; ancestry.com.

Publication(s):

A People Courageous; a History of Phenix City, Alabama. Columbus, Ga.; Howard Printing Co., 1976.

Oral archives;

The Library at Columbus State University holds recorded oral history interviews with Harold S. Coulter, produced in 1974 by the Chattahooche Valley History Project.