Bessie Coles

#1060, b. 23 Aug 1885, d. Dec 1967
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:

BirthBessie Coles was born on 23 Aug 1885 at St. Martin Parish, LA.1,2
Census1900, daughterShe was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph B. Coles (given age 46) on the 1900 Census at St. Martin Parish, LA.1
MarriageBessie Coles married first Seymar Webb.3
MarriageBessie Coles married second James C. Guidry.4
DeathBessie Coles died at age 82 in Dec 1967, probably in Lafayette Parish, LA.2


  1. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  2. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on
  3. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  4. [S10] Myrtle Coles Rivette. Notebook with notes about the Coles and Holden families.