Leonard Dewey Coles

#1141, b. 4 Apr 1899, d. 25 Feb 1971
Last Edited:4 Feb 2016
FatherLeonard Robin Coles b. 15 Dec 1871, d. 1 Mar 1951
MotherLaurence Begnaud b. 23 Apr 1871, d. 18 Oct 1948
RelationshipGrandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Outline of Life Events:

BirthLeonard Dewey Coles was born on 4 Apr 1899 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.1,2,3
MilitaryLeonard Dewey Coles served in the military during World War I as a Private in the U.S. Marine Corps.2,4
Census1920Dewey L. Coles (given age 21) was listed as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living alone at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA. He lived on Buchanan Street, and was working as a clerk for the railroad.5
MarriageHe married Edna P. (--?--).6
DeathLeonard Dewey Coles died at age 71 on 25 Feb 1971 in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.2,3,7
BurialHe was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery #2 in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.2


  1. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  2. [S477] Le Raconteur. Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc.
  3. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  4. [S26] Betty Pourciau. St. Martin Parish History. Baton Rouge, LA: Le Comite' des archives de la Louisiane, 1985.
  5. [S698] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Lafayette Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  7. [S16] Frank Zitkovic. Descendants Chart of Benjamin L Coles, 17 Mar 1992.