Myrtle Adelia Coles

#1034, b. 7 Jun 1916, d. 10 Jun 1993
Last Edited:22 Oct 2017
FatherEdmond DeJean Coles1 b. 18 Jul 1869, d. 28 Jul 1944
MotherIone Drusilla Holden1 b. 27 Nov 1880, d. 12 Apr 1961
RelationshipGranddaughter of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia (#1)
Descendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia (#2)

Outline of Life Events:

BirthMyrtle Adelia Coles was born on 7 Jun 1916 at Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.2,1
Census1920, daughterMyrtle Coles (given age 3 8/12) was enumerated as a daughter of Ed Coles (given age 50) on the 1920 Census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA.3
Census1930, daughterMyrtle Coles (given age 13) was enumerated as a daughter of Edmond Coles (given age 60) on the 1930 Census. They lived at St. Landry Parish, LA.4
ResidenceAt the time of her application for a Social Security account number in 1937, Myrtle Adelia Coles lived at 599 Willow Street in Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.1
OccupationAfter graduation from high school, Myrtle went to a business college in Beaumont, Texas.5 Probably sometime after graduating from there, in March 1937, she worked for the Sabine Broadcast Co., Inc., at the Hotel Beaumont.
Later, she moved to Lake Charles and worked there for awhile, probably around the time of World War II.
After her marriage, Myrtle became a dedicated homemaker, working many hours planning and cooking meals each day, and taking care of the household. She maintained a successful household for over 30 years.
After the death of her husband, she went to work as a secretary for T. L. James, Inc., a dredging company in Harahan, La., working there for several years until retiring around 1981.5
Marriage LicenseShe and Denis Rivette obtained a marriage license in Feb 1943 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.6
MarriageMyrtle Adelia Coles married Denis Rivette, son of Theophile Rivette and Emma Rivette, on 25 Feb 1943, while Denis was on a 3-day shore leave at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. The marriage took place at the home of Rev. A. E. Tibbs. Witnesses on the marriage certificate were Marion Lee Coles and Lennie Mae (White) Coles; also present were Myrtle's parents.7
ResidenceAfter the end of World War II, in 1947, Myrtle Adelia Rivette and her husband, Denis, moved to 333 Woodlawn Avenue, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.
ResidenceAccording to a city directory listing in 1952, Myrtle Rivette and her husband, Denis, lived at 333 Woodlawn Drive in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA. He worked as a mechanic for New Orleans Armature Works, while she was employed as a stenographer for Dixie Stove Works.8
DeathMyrtle Adelia Coles died at age 77 on 10 Jun 1993 at Jefferson Healthcare nursing home in Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA.9
BurialShe was buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.


  1. [S616] Social Security Administration. Applications for Account Numbers, Form SS-5. Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD.
  2. [S27] Edmond Coles Family Bible. Held by Charles Denis Rivette, Houston, TX.
  3. [S415] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S417] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S455] Charles D Rivette, interview. various dates.
  6. [S271] Orleans Parish Marriage Records Database. Website. Online
  7. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  8. [S793] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  9. [S468] Death certificate. certified copy.