Benjamin Lippincott Coles Jr.

#1021, b. 7 Nov 1852, d. 14 Sep 1931
Last Edited:10 Apr 2014
FatherBenjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.1 b. 29 Aug 1801, d. 25 Feb 1883
MotherSophia Gergensen1 b. 25 Dec 1835, d. 9 Aug 1898
RelationshipSon of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Children of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Jr. and Mary Lizzie Mills

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthBenjamin Lippincott Coles Jr. was born on 7 Nov 1852 at St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, LA.2,1
Census1860, household memberBenjamin L. Coles Jr. (given age 8) was enumerated in the household of B. L. Coles (given age 59) on the 1860 Census at St. Landry Parish, LA.3
BaptismBenjamin Lippincott Coles Jr. was baptized on 25 Jul 1865 in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.4
Census1870, household memberBenjamin Coles (given age 18) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of B. L. Coles (given age 70), living in St. Landry Parish, LA.5
Census1880, sonBenjamine Coles Jr (given age 28) was enumerated as a son of Benjamine Coles (given age 79) on the 1880 Census, living in St. Martin Parish, LA. His occupation was Farm Laborer.6
Marriage LicenseBenjamin Lippincott Coles Jr. and Mary Lizzie Mills obtained a marriage license on 19 Feb 1881 at Lafayette, St. Martin Parish, LA.
MarriageBenjamin Lippincott Coles Jr. married Mary Lizzie Mills on 23 Feb 1881 at Lafayette, St. Martin Parish, LA. Witnesses were William H. Mills, Albert C. Mills, and Edouard A. Broussard. They were married by the Reverend B. Clegg.2
Census1900Benjamin L. Coles (given age 46) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at St. Martin Parish, LA. With him was his wife Mary L., son(s) Lionel F., Kindle G., H. Dudley, Albert W., Rene M. and George L., daughter(s) Bertha L. and Sophie . Benjamin's brothers Edmond and Joseph B. lived nearby with their families. The farm was owned free and clear of any mortgage.7
Census1930Ben L. Coles (given age 77) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at 2519 Broadway at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX. Also living in the house was his wife May Coles (given age 73), his daughter(s) Sophie. A roomer, Oscar Scarber (given age 23) lived with them. They owned their home, which was valued at $11,000.8
ResidenceAt the time of his death in 1931, Benjamin Lippincott Coles Jr. and his wife, May, lived at 2519 Broadway in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX. They had been living in Beaumont for about two years.1
DeathBenjamin Lippincott Coles Jr. died at age 78 of kidney and heart disease on 14 Sep 1931 at his residence in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.1
BurialHe was buried in Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA.1

Citations:

  1. [S1139] Death certificate for Benj. L. Coles. Online Jefferson.
  2. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  3. [S328] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  5. [S241] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S249] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S424] 1930 U.S. Census. TX. Jefferson County. population schedule.
  9. [S1133] Death certificate for Albert Winters Coles. Online Wichita.
  10. [S1151] Death certificate for George Louis Coles. Online Chambers.