Marion Lee Coles

#1048, b. 26 Dec 1907, d. 15 Sep 1971
Last Edited:25 Mar 2012
FatherEdmond DeJean Coles b. 18 Jul 1869, d. 28 Jul 1944
MotherIone Drusilla Holden b. 27 Nov 1880, d. 12 Apr 1961
RelationshipGrandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Outline of Life Events:

OccupationHe was a bus driver for New Orleans Public Service Inc.
BirthMarion Swords Coles was born on 26 Dec 1907 at Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA. He did not like the Swords name, so when his birth was later officially registered in 1942, he talked his mother into making Lee his middle name.1,2
Census1910, sonMariann Cole (given age 3) was enumerated as the son of Edmond Cole (given age 40) on the 1910 Census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA.3
Census1920, sonMarian Coles (given age 12) was enumerated as a son of Ed Coles (given age 50) on the 1920 Census, living at St. Landry Parish, LA.4
MarriageMarion Lee Coles married Lennie Mae White.5
DeathMarion Lee Coles died at age 63 on 15 Sep 1971 in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.6
BurialHe was buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.7


  1. [S27] Edmond Coles Family Bible. Held by Charles Denis Rivette, Houston, TX.
  2. [S476] Myrtle C. Rivette, interview. various dates 1973-1993.
  3. [S298] 1910 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S415] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S10] Myrtle Coles Rivette. Notebook with notes about the Coles and Holden families.
  6. [S154] New Orleans Public Library. Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index, 1837-1972. Card Index. New Orleans, Orleans, LA, USA.
  7. [S469] Garden of Memories Cemetery. Metairie, Jefferson, LA, USA. Headstone.