William Guy Coles Sr.

#1179, b. 24 Aug 1960, d. 5 May 1988
Last Edited:16 Aug 2014
MotherRosemary McIntyre b. 1935, d. 21 Nov 2005
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Outline of Life Events:

BirthWilliam Guy Coles Sr. was born on 24 Aug 1960 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.1,2,3
DeathHe died at age 27 on 5 May 1988, in an industrial accident at the Shell Refinery in Norco, St. Charles Parish, LA. An explosion occurred after hydrocarbon gas escaped from a corroded pipe in a catalytic cracker and was ignited, rocking the whole town. Police evacuated 2,800 residents from nearby neighborhoods. A total of seven workers were killed and 42 injured.3,4
BurialHe was buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.2


  1. [S107] Paul Coles. Gedcom from Paul Coles (coles.ftw).
  2. [S469] Garden of Memories Cemetery. Metairie, Jefferson, LA, USA. Headstone.
  3. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  4. [S499] Wikipedia.com. Website. Online http://en.wikipedia.org