Elliot D'Evereux Coleman

Elliot D'Evereux Coleman

Birth
Death 26 May 1963 (aged 82)
Burial Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA
Plot Zurhellen II, #70, Space 3, Mrs. E. D. Coleman lot
Memorial ID 72575370 · View Source
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COLEMAN, Elliot d'Evereux, law enforcement officer, politician. Born, Live Oak Plantation, Waterproof, La., 1881; son of E. D. Coleman and Lou Ellen Pollard. Educated in local schools. Began law enforcement career at age 17 as deputy sheriff under Sheriff Young, future father-in-law. Served as justice of the peace and police juror, Tensas Parish, La. Member, 1921 constitutional convention. Served with state police; a bodyguard of Senator Huey P. Long; with Long when senator mortally wounded; testified he shot Long's assassin twice. Served as a prohibition agent until elected sheriff of Tensas Parish, 1936; served in that capacity until defeated for reelection, 1960. Oldest sheriff in Louisiana at time of retirement. Married Jane Young, 1907. Children: Louis, Jane, and Elliot D., Jr. Died, Ferriday, La., May 26, 1963; interred Natchez, Miss. G.R.C.

Sources: New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 27, 1963; Monroe (La.) Morning World, April 17, 1960; Wm. E. Skaggs and J. B. Lux, eds., Louisiana Business and Professional Directory.

Biography researched and graciously provided by Zombie finder, Find-a-Grave Contributor #47208251.


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  • Created by: Debbie Belk Ellis
  • Added: 3 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72575370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elliot D'Evereux Coleman (1 May 1881–26 May 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72575370, citing Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Debbie Belk Ellis (contributor 47204635) .