PETER COALBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of
THORNTON ELSWORTH COLEBANK
, father of

EMELINE "EMMA" COLEBANK
ROOT
Emeline "Emma" Colebank was born September 1, 1859 in Dunkard
Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania to Thornton and Sarah Hartley
Colebank. She married Kelso H. Root, son of Steven and Ce
lia Ann Gain
Root
, born April 9,1862 in Harrison County, West Virginia, on October 28,
1902.  Kelso had previously been married to Elizabeth Grimes, daughter of
David H. and  Marcelia Grimes, but she died around 1900.


Kelso and Emma lived in Buckhannon Ward 3, Upshur, West Virginia in the
1910 federal census. Their niece Audrey, age 15, lived with them and they
raised her. She was the daughter of Kelso's brother Adam.

Kelso worked in a glass factory. By 1920, Kelso was working in a coal mine
in District 135 of Buckhannon.  

Kelso died on May 1, 1931 in Buckhannon Hospital, Buckhannon, Upshur
County, W. V. at age 69. No cause of death was given. Emeline died on
December 22, 1938, at home in Monongah, Grant District, Marion County,
West Virginia of a cerebral hemorrhage caused by hypertension. She is
buried in Mt. Clair Cemetery.
Emaline Colebank Root death certificate  
(click to enlarge)
All certificate photos courtesy of Donna Summers.
Kelso Root and Emeline Colebank
marriage record
Kelso Root and Elizabeth Grimes
marriage record
Headstone of Kelso and Emeline
(Photo courtesy of Donna Summers)
Colebank clan:  Audrey Root Morris is in the middle row, third from right. (Photo
courtesy of Donna Summers)