George Louis Coles

#1120, b. 28 May 1898, d. 29 Nov 1968
Last Edited:1 May 2016
FatherBenjamin Lippincott Coles Jr.1 b. 7 Nov 1852, d. 14 Sep 1931
MotherMary Lizzie Mills1 b. Feb 1855, d. 12 Feb 1942
RelationshipGrandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Child of George Louis Coles and Bessie Hair

Outline of Life Events:

BirthGeorge Louis Coles was born on 28 May 1898 at St. Martin Parish, LA.2,3,1
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Benjamin L. Coles (given age 46) on the 1900 Census at St. Martin Parish, LA.3
MarriageGeorge Louis Coles married Bessie Hair, daughter of Harry A. Hair and Hattie Brown.4
ResidenceAt the time of his wife's death in 1927, George Louis Coles and his wife, Bessie, lived in Fannette, TX.4
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 28, when his wife, Bessie, died on 4 May 1927 at Hotel Dieu Hospital at Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX.4
Census1940, brother-in-lawGeorge Coles (given age 39) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as a brother-in-law of Henry Kellmer (given age 77), living at 927 Avenue F at Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA. He was widowed, and had lived in the same house in 1935. He had a tenth grade education. George was unemployed and seeking oil field work as an oil driller. He indicated no earnings in 1939.5
ResidenceAt the time of his death in 1968, George Louis Coles lived at Rural Precinct #4 in Fannett, Jefferson County, TX.1
DeathHe died at age 70 on 29 Nov 1968 at The Medical Center of Winnie in Winnie, Chambers County, TX.1,6,7
BurialHe was buried at Old Crowley Cemetery in Crowley, Acadia Parish, LA.8


  1. [S1151] Death certificate for George Louis Coles. Online Chambers.
  2. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  3. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S1167] Death certificate for Bessie Coles. Online Jefferson.
  5. [S707] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Acadia Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on
  7. [S74] Shelley Cameron. E-mail message, 1995-1998.
  8. [S1152] Death certificate for Herbert John Coles. Online Jefferson.