Leila Bell Coles

#1056, b. 2 Jan 1882, d. 1 May 1968
Last Edited:16 Dec 2012
FatherJoseph Berot Coles b. 24 Oct 1855, d. 5 Nov 1930
MotherElla Pike b. Mar 1866, d. before 14 Jan 1911
RelationshipGranddaughter of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Outline of Life Events:

BirthLeila Bell Coles was born on 2 Jan 1882 at St. Martin Parish, LA.1,2,3
BaptismShe was baptized on 3 Sep 1882 at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Lafayette Parish, LA.4
Census1900, daughterShe was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph B. Coles (given age 46) on the 1900 Census at St. Martin Parish, LA.2
Marriage LicenseLeila Bell Coles and Joseph Husville Begnaud obtained a marriage license on 27 Dec 1900 at St. Martin Parish, LA.
MarriageLeila Bell Coles married Joseph Husville Begnaud, son of Lastie Begnaud and Eliza Gautreaux, on 19 Jan 1901 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.5,6
DraftRegLeila Bell Begnaud was living with her husband in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA, on 12 Sep 1918, at the time of his World War I draft registration.7
DeathShe died at age 86 on 1 May 1968 in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.1,3


  1. [S26] Betty Pourciau. St. Martin Parish History. Baton Rouge, LA: Le Comite' des archives de la Louisiane, 1985.
  2. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S16] Frank Zitkovic. Descendants Chart of Benjamin L Coles, 17 Mar 1992.
  4. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  5. [S297] St. Martinville Courthouse, St. Martinville, LA, USA. Original marriage license.
  6. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  7. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."