PETER COALBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of
THORNTON ELSWORTH COLEBANK
JOHN ELLSWORTH COLEBANK
John Ellsworth Colebank was born July 15, 1860 in Dunkard Township, Greene County,
Pennsylvania. In the 1930 federal census, John, Clark and Emeline, all single, were all living in
District 41, Clark, Harrison County, West Virginia. John married Mary Alice Biggs, born January
20, 1870 in Evansville, West Virginia on December 18, 1902. John worked in logging, coal mining
and farming. John died May 26, 1934 in Preston County, West Virginia. Mary died in 1952.
The children of John Ellsworth Colebank and Mary Alice Biggs were:
John Ray Colebank - born August 25, 1910. John died of a broken neck in a mining accident on
September 12, 1941 on his last day of work. He was going to quit and go into logging.
Gussie F. Colebank - born about 1903.
Bertha E. Colebank - born about 1905. John and Mary raised Bertha's daughter Helen.
|Death record of John Ray Colebank
|John E. Colebank and Alice Biggs Marriage