John Smith Coles

#1026, b. 21 Oct 1861, d. 28 Nov 1946
Last Edited:28 Feb 2012
FatherBenjamin Lippincott Coles Sr. b. 29 Aug 1801, d. 25 Feb 1883
MotherSophia Gergensen b. 25 Dec 1835, d. 9 Aug 1898
RelationshipSon of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Children of John Smith Coles and Clara Kate Mills

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthJohn Smith Coles was born on 21 Oct 1861 at Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA.1,2,3
Census1870, household memberJohn S. Coles (given age 10) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of B. L. Coles (given age 70), living in St. Landry Parish, LA.4
Census1880, sonJohn Coles (given age 21) 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.5
MarriageJohn Smith Coles married Clara Kate Mills on 12 Mar 1888 at St. Martin Parish, LA.6,2
Census1910John S. Coles (given age 48) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Clara Coles (given age 39), son Herbert Coles (given age 17) and Chapman Coles (given age 5), daughter Annie Coles (given age 18), Katie Coles (given age 14), Katherine Coles (given age 14), Mary Coles (given age 8), Delia Coles (given age 6), Violet Coles (given age 3) and Evangeline Coles (given age 11/12). Their farm was owned free and clear. Clara was the mother of 11 children, 9 still living.7
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 56, when his wife, Clara Kate, died on 11 Feb 1918 at Acadia Parish, LA.8,9
ResidenceAt the time of his death in 1946, John Smith Coles lived in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX.3
DeathHe died at age 85 on 28 Nov 1946 in Kountze, Hardin County, TX.3
BurialHe was buried in Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA.3

Citations:

  1. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  2. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  3. [S1155] Death certificate for J S Coles. Online Hardin.
  4. [S241] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S249] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S29] . Computer Indexed Marriage Records, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, 1760-1900. Hammond, LA: Hunting for Bears, Inc.
  7. [S298] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S82] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949.
  9. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  10. [S1152] Death certificate for Herbert John Coles. Online Jefferson.
  11. [S1141] Death certificate for C M Coles. Online Jefferson.