|PETER COLEBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK JR., father of
MARY JANE COLEBANK LINDSEY, mother of
|The Wolfe boys, left to right: Blair, Francis, Lindsey,
Dorwin, Delbert, and Dallas
|The Wolfe house: Most of the children of Oliver Frances and
Bunea Vista Lindsey Wolfe were born here. Blair was the last
one born in this house. Caroline was born at the home at
Cove Run, Moatsville, Barbour County, WV.
|Dallas Wolfe in his Knights
|Mary Etta and Tobe Hardin
|Oliver Wolfe family - Standing from left to right: Dorwin, Mary
(Hardin), O.F. Wolfe, Bunea Wolfe, Delbert, Dallas; in front: Lindsey,
Lelia, Opal, Francis, Blair, and Caroline.
|O F Wolfe and Bunea Lindsey children - Left to Right:
Caroline, Blair, Francis, Opal, Dallas, Lelia, and Dorwin.
|Wolfe brothers at their lodge - Celebrating an anniversary probably
50 or 60 years of membership for Dallas. Pictured from left to
right: Blair, Dallas, unknown person, Dorwin and Francis Wolfe.
|Wolfe sawmill - O. F. Wolfe ran sawmills at Colebank, Cove Run
and other West Virginia locations.
|Wolfe farm home at Booth's Creek, Monongah, West Virginia
|Lindsey Wolfe at his father's sawmill
|Bunea Vista Lindsey Birth
Record (click to enlarge)
|Opal Wolfe Birth Record
(click to enlarge)
|Dorwin Wolfe Birth
Certificate (click to enlarge)
|Delbert Wolfe Death
Certificate (click to enlarge)
|Most photos this page are courtesy of Diane Wolfe
Johnson, granddaughter of Bunea Vista Lindsey Wolfe.
| BLAIR WOLFE OBITUARY
Blair Wolfe, retired Marion County educator and
farmer, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2006) at
Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
The 92-year-old began his 37-year teaching career
at Kasson High School in Barbour County, where
he taught seven subjects. In 1938, he married
Eleanor Downs of Farmington and moved to
Marion County where he became an elementary
principal and taught fifth and sixth grades at James
Fork (No. 9) and Idamay elementary schools. He
retired in 1973 after teaching mathematics for 12
years at Monongah Junior High School.
Wolfe was a lifelong agriculturalist. During his
teaching career, he purchased a farm near
Monongah and began improving the land using
scientific conservation practices. He also
developed a herd of polled Hereford beef cows. As
a Marion County farmer and cattleman, Blair Wolfe
won awards for conservation in the Monongahela
Soil Conservation District. He was an active
supporter of the 4-H program and other
educational efforts of West Virginia University
Extension. He served for many years on the
Extension Advisory Committee and was active in
the Marion County Farm Bureau. He served as the
organization’s president for several years. He was
also a member of the Mountaineer Beagle Club
and an avid hunter.
Blair Wolfe was born in Philippi to Oliver Frances
and Bunea Vista (Lindsey) Wolfe on Feb. 14, 1914.
He was the youngest of six sons and had four
sisters. The Wolfe brothers included Dallas Wolfe
of Rowlesburg, Delbert Wolfe of Grafton, Dorwin
Wolfe and Lindsey Wolfe, both of Moatsville, and
Francis Wolfe of Clearwater, Fla. All of his brothers
preceded him in death. His deceased sisters
include Mary Hardin of Slatey Fork, Lelia Corder of
Brushy Fork, and Opal Ludwick of Philippi.
Mr. Wolfe is survived by his youngest sister,
Caroline Cutlip of Bridgeport; his two children,
Thomas Downs Wolfe of Callaway, Va., and Diane
Elizabeth (Wolfe) Johnson and son-in-law James
Johnson of Greenville, Ohio. His grandchildren
include Janet Leigh Osborne of Hardy, Va.,
Thomas Blair Wolfe of Charlotte, N.C., Meredeth
Anne Johnson of Fairmont, and Sarah Elizabeth
Johnson of Columbus, Ohio; step-grandchildren,
Douglas Johnson of Farmington, N. M., and
Melissa Radcliff of Albuquerque, N.M.,; great-
grandchildren, Hunter Osborne, Hardy, Va., and
Anna-Marie Blair Wolfe of Charlotte, N.C.; He is
also survived by many wonderful nieces and
Mr. Wolfe was preceded in death by his wife of 64
years, Emma Eleanor Downs Wolfe; his
granddaughter, Brenda Sue Wolfe; and daughter-
in-law, Dora Toothman Wolfe.
Blair Wolfe has been affiliated with the Masonic
Lodge since 1937. He is a member of the
Mannington A.F. & A.M. Lodge No. 31, the Knights
Templar, Scottish Rite of Clarksburg, and the
Osaris Shrine of Wheeling.
Friends and family will remember Blair Wolfe as a
storyteller, a teacher, a role model, a disciplinarian,
a man with an aptitude for mathematics and a love
of poetry, and a man who loved the land and took
great pride in his stewardship of it. He was a loved
husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and
Friends and family may call on Saturday from 1 p.
m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at the
Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St.
in Fairmont. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on
Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Basil
Hensley officiating. Burial will take place at the
Locust Grove Cemetery near Kasson, in Barbour
County. Masonic grave side rites will be conducted
by the Mannington Lodge No. 51.
Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital
for Children, 645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505-
|Oliver Frances Wolfe, husband of
Bunea Vista Lindsey (Photo
courtesy of Donna Summers)