Edmond DeJean Coles

#1029, b. 18 Jul 1869, d. 28 Jul 1944
Last Edited:19 Sep 2016
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 Edmond DeJean Coles and Ione Drusilla Holden

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
OccupationHe was a farmer most of his life. He was deeply interested in the development of agriculture in St. Landry and he was a leader in projects that had as their objectives better farm practices and benefits to farmers. He sold the farm and retired less than two years before his death in 1944.
BirthEdmond DeJean Coles was born on 18 Jul 1869 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.1,2,3
BaptismHe was baptized on 12 Jan 1877 in Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.4
Census1880, sonEdmond Coles (given age 10) was enumerated as a son of Benjamine Coles (given age 79) on the 1880 Census, living in St. Martin Parish, LA. Occupation was given as Farm Laborer.5
Marriage LicenseEdmond DeJean Coles and Ione Drusilla Holden obtained a marriage license on 29 Dec 1898 at St. Martin Parish, LA.
MarriageEdmond DeJean Coles married Ione Drusilla Holden, daughter of Charles Jackson Holden and Susan Drusilla Morris, on 31 Dec 1898 at St. Martin Parish, LA.2,1,6
Census1900Edmond Coles (given age 30) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at St. Martin Parish, LA. With him was his wife Ione, son(s) Earl . They lived on a rented farm.3
Census1910Edmond Cole (given age 40) 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 Ione Cole (given age 38), son Earl Cole (given age 11), Lucius G. Cole (given age 7), Herman Cole (given age 5) and Mariann Cole (given age 3). Edmond was a farmer on his own farm, which he owned with a mortgage.7
Census1920Ed Coles (given age 50) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Ioine Coles (given age 39), son(s) Earl Coles (given age 20), Guy Coles (given age 16), Herman Coles (given age 15) and Marian Coles (given age 12), daughter(s) Myrtle Coles (given age 3 8/12). They owned their farm free and clear of any mortgage.8
Census1930Edmond Coles (given age 60) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Ione S. Coles (given age 49), his daughter(s) Myrtle. They owned their home on the Bayou Teche Road, which was valued at $800. Their son Guy and his family lived next door.9
Census1940Ed Coles (given age 71) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living on the First Dirt Road East of Leonville at St. Landry Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Ione Coles (given age 59). They owned their home and lived on a farm. Ed had a fourth grade education, and Ione had completed high school. During the week before the census was taken, Ed had worked 30 hours on his farm. He worked 20 weeks in 1939, and received income from other sources.10
DeathEdmond DeJean Coles died at age 75 on 28 Jul 1944 in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA.11,2,12
BurialHe was buried at Covington Cemetery #1 in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

Citations:

  1. [S27] Edmond Coles Family Bible. Held by Charles Denis Rivette, Houston, TX.
  2. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  3. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  5. [S249] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S216] Hunting for Bears. Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, by LA Marriages 1718-1925. Online http://www.ancestry.com
  7. [S298] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S415] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S417] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S787] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  12. [S10] Myrtle Coles Rivette. Notebook with notes about the Coles and Holden families.
  13. [S616] Social Security Administration. Applications for Account Numbers, Form SS-5. Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD.