PETER COLEBANK, father of
JAMES COALBANK, father of
JAMES D COLEBANK, father of
Elett Colebank, father of

GEORGE EARL
COLEBANK
George Earl Colebank was born to Elett and Mary Roll Colebank on August 23, 1884 on a farm near
Crescent City, Illinois. When George was 12 years old he moved with his parents and four living siblings to
a dairy farm near the town of St. James in Watonwan County, Minnesota. He helped to milk about 30 cows.
Around 1900 George's parents purchased the John Rels farm in Fieldon Township 5 1/2 miles south of
Madelia, Minnesota where George helped his father farm. George moved with his parents to Madelia in
1920 and helped care for his mother when Elett died in 1939. Mary died in 1943. He loved to play the violin.
George died April 24, 1964 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Madelia.
George Colebank is in the left rear of this photo.
George Earl Colebank
Year unknown