Walter Benjamin Coles1

#1058, b. 5 May 1884, d. 10 Jan 1959
Last Edited:2 Sep 2013
FatherJoseph Berot Coles b. 24 Oct 1855, d. 5 Nov 1930
MotherElla Pike b. Mar 1866, d. before 14 Jan 1911
RelationshipGrandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Children of Walter Benjamin Coles and Edna Pothier

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthWalter Benjamin Coles was born on 5 May 1884 at St. Martin Parish, LA.2,3,4
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Joseph B. Coles (given age 46) on the 1900 Census at St. Martin Parish, LA.2
Marriage LicenseWalter Benjamin Coles and Edna Pothier obtained a marriage license on 7 Dec 1908 at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.5
MarriageWalter Benjamin Coles married Edna Pothier in Dec 1908.6
DraftRegWalter Coles was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA, with his wife, Edna. He worked for Joseph Coles, and was described as stout and of medium height, with gray eyes and light hair. He claimed to be physically disqualified for service due to a bad leg and bad arm.3
Census1920Walter Coles (given age 35) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at St. Martin Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Edna Coles (given age 33), son(s) Andrew Coles (given age 3 4/12), daughter(s) Birdie B. Coles (given age 9) and May L. Coles (given age 7). His brothers Jessie and Ralph lived on neighboring farms. Walter was a general farm laborer on his own account. Their home was mortgaged.7
DeathWalter Benjamin Coles died at age 74 on 10 Jan 1959 in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.1,8,9
BurialHe was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.

Citations:

  1. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  2. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  4. [S127] Judy Riffel and Larry Gates. St. Martin Parish Cemeteries. Baton Rouge, LA: Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, 1996.
  5. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  6. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  7. [S223] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S16] Frank Zitkovic. Descendants Chart of Benjamin L Coles, 17 Mar 1992.
  9. [S107] Paul Coles. Gedcom from Paul Coles (coles.ftw).
  10. [S964] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1911. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.