Leo Forester Coles1

#1114, b. 5 Dec 1883, d. Feb 1972
Last Edited:31 Mar 2012
FatherBenjamin Lippincott Coles Jr. b. 7 Nov 1852, d. 14 Sep 1931
MotherMary Lizzie Mills b. Feb 1855, d. 12 Feb 1942
RelationshipGrandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Children of Leo Forester Coles and I. D. Moreland

Outline of Life Events:

BirthLeo Forester Coles was born on 5 Dec 1883 at LA.2,1,3
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Benjamin L. Coles (given age 46) on the 1900 Census at St. Martin Parish, LA. He worked as a farm laborer.2
MarriageLeo Forester Coles married I. D. Moreland on 28 May 1908 at Leo's parents' farm at between Crowley and Iota, LA. They were married by the Rev. Louis May of Baptist Church in Crowley, LA.4
DraftRegLeo Forester 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 Evangeline, Acadia Parish, LA, with his wife, I. D.. He was an oil well driller for Gulf Refining Company of La., and was described as being of medium height and build, with blue eyes and light hair.1
DeathLeo Forester Coles died at age 88 in Feb 1972 in Evangeline, LA.3


  1. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  2. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  4. [S74] Shelley Cameron. E-mail message, 1995-1998.