Joseph Jessie Coles

#1063, b. 27 May 1890, d. 19 May 1978
Last Edited:2 Sep 2013
FatherJoseph Berot Coles1 b. 24 Oct 1855, d. 5 Nov 1930
MotherElla Pike1 b. Mar 1866, d. before 14 Jan 1911
RelationshipGrandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJoseph Jessie Coles was born on 27 May 1890 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.2,3
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 LicenseJessie Joseph Coles and Eve Trosclair obtained a marriage license on 14 Jan 1911 at St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, LA.1
MarriageJessie Joseph Coles married Eve Trosclair, daughter of Lovincie Trosclair and Philomene (--?--), on 14 Jan 1911 at St. Bernard Catholic Church at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.1,4
DraftRegJoseph Jessie Coles was required to register for the first draft of World War I, held on 5 Jun 1917. At that time, he was living in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA. He was employed by J. B. Coles, was married and supporting a wife and children. Jessie was described as tall with gray eyes and dark brown hair.3
Census1920Jessie Coles (given age 30) 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 Eve Coles (given age 32), mother-in-law Philomene Trosclair (given age 72). His brothers Walter and Ralph lived on neighboring farms. Jessie was a general farmer working on his own account. Their home was owned free and clear.5
DeathJoseph Jessie Coles died at age 87 on 19 May 1978.6,7


  1. [S964] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1911. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division, 2009.
  2. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S273] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  4. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  5. [S223] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S16] Frank Zitkovic. Descendants Chart of Benjamin L Coles, 17 Mar 1992.
  7. [S107] Paul Coles. Gedcom from Paul Coles (coles.ftw).