John Earl Coles

#1150, b. 30 Jun 1931, d. 9 Jul 2017
Last Edited:22 Jul 2017
FatherEarl Coles b. 15 Nov 1899, d. 8 Oct 1966
MotherAlzire Rivette b. 24 Jan 1900, d. 5 Jul 1989
Relationships7th great-grandson of Etienne Rivet
Great-grandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJohn Earl Coles was born on 30 Jun 1931 at Leonville, St. Landry Parish, LA.1
Census1940, sonEarl J Coles (given age 8) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as a son of Earl Coles (given age 48), living south of the gravel on the First Dirt Road East of Leonville at St. Landry Parish, LA. He attended school, and had completed the second grade.2
MarriageJohn Earl Coles married first Gladys J. Redmann on 30 Sep 1951 at Omaha, Douglas County, NE.3,4
ResidenceAt the time of his brother Clyde's death in 2002, John Earl Coles lived in Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, LA.5
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 76, when his wife, Gladys J., died on 23 Oct 2007 at Omaha, Douglas County, NE.6,7,8
DeathJohn Earl Coles died at age 86 on 9 Jul 2017 in Verdigre, NE.9
BurialHe was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha, Douglas County, NE.10


  1. [S27] Edmond Coles Family Bible. Held by Charles Denis Rivette, Houston, TX.
  2. [S787] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. St. Landry Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S10] Myrtle Coles Rivette. Notebook with notes about the Coles and Holden families.
  4. [S107] Paul Coles. Gedcom from Paul Coles (coles.ftw).
  5. [S312] The New Orleans Times Picayune. New Orleans, LA.
  6. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online
  7. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on
  8. [S389] John & Deanna Coles, interview. 1 Jan 2010.
  9. [S200] Paul Coles. E-mail message.
  10. [S1754] The Times-Picayune. New Orleans, LA. obituary.