Dudley Coles

#1503, b. 12 Nov 1916, d. 14 Feb 1967
Last Edited:21 Sep 2017
FatherJames Ralph Coles1 b. 4 May 1893, d. 7 Oct 1946
MotherEdna Malorin b. about 1896
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr.

Outline of Life Events:

BirthDudley Coles was born on 12 Nov 1916 at St. Martin Parish, LA.2,3
Census1920, sonDudley Coles (given age 3 4/12) was enumerated as a son of Ralph Coles (given age 26) on the 1920 Census, living at St. Martin Parish, LA.2
Census1930, sonDudley Coles (given age 13) was enumerated as a son of Ralph Coles (given age 36) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA. He was attending school, and could read, write and speak English.1
MarriageDudley Coles married first Edna (--?--).4
Census1940, lodgerDudley Coles (given age 23) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as a lodger in the household of Ralph Coles (given age 50), living at 314 Breaux Bridge Avenue at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA. This was the home of his parents. Also present with him was his wife, Edna (given age 23). He had completed the fourth grade. Dudley worked as a caretaker for a public swimming pool, but was currently not employed. In 1939 he earned $224 for 16 weeks of employment.4
MilitaryDudley Coles served in the military during World War II.3
MarriageHe married second Gladys (--?--).3
OccupationHe worked as a seaman's mate for Texaco Inc.3
ResidencePrior to his death in 1967, Dudley Coles and his wife, Gladys, lived at 4015 7th Street in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX.3
DeathDudley Coles died at age 50 of coronary thrombosis on 14 Feb 1967 on the S.S. North Dakota while at sea in the Gulf of Mexico from Boston.3,5
BurialHe was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Groves, Jefferson County, TX.3


  1. [S748] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Lafayette Parish. population schedule.
  2. [S223] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S1145] Death certificate for Dudley Coles. Online Jefferson.
  4. [S902] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Lafayette Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.