|LULU BELLE COLEBANK BOLYARD
|LULU BELLE COLEBANK BOLYARD
|PETER COLEBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of
ROLLA COLEBANK, father of
JAMES QUINTER COLEBANK, FATHER OF
Lula Belle Colebank was born June 11, 1889 to James Quinter and Louisa Deahl Colebank in Preston County, Virginia. She
married Dena (Denie) David Bolyard, born May 18, 1879 in Fellowsville, West Virginia to parents Rachel Laverra Colebank
(daughter of Simeon and Eunice) and William Harrison Boylard. Dena was affectionately known as "Daddy Long Legs"
because he was tall and skinny. Dena and Lula had six children of their own and fostered one child. They farmed in
Tunnelton, West Virginia. Lula passed November 1985 in Vienna, Wood County at the home of her son Paul. Dena died
around 1942 of prostate cancer.
The children of Lula Belle and Dena Bolyard were:
Louisa Rachel Bolyard - born January 2, 1911 in Preston County. Louisa was named after Lula and Dena's mothers. Louisa
died on January 4, 1912 in Preston County.
Edith Virginia Bolyard - (foster child) born June 12, 1912. Edith was given up at the Elkins Childrens Home and a family had
taken her, but returned her about 8 months later. Louise Rachel had died at one year of age and Lula was told she would
never be able to have children again, so they picked Edith up at a train station. Edith married Howard McGee. Edith died at
age 22 of acute gangrenous cholecystitis on December 5, 1934. (this from her daughter Virginia McGee who married Lula's
Helen Lillian Bolyard - born September 4, 1914. She married Thomas A. Mustachio on September 9, 1936 in Taylor County.
They had one child. Helen died October 25, 1958 in Monongalia County, West Virginia at the age of 44.
Mary Margaret Bolyard - born March 6, 1919 in Tunnelton, Preston County, West Virginia. She married Romolo "Tony"
Leonzio, son of Guiseppe Joseph and Sarah Margaret "Maggie" Grimes Leonzio. and they had children Glenna Sue,
Michael J. and Eugene Paul. Mary died September 29, 1963 in Baltimore, Maryland. Romolo died in 1979.
Haymond Wayne Bolyard - born November 3, 1921. He married Jessica Cleo Brundage, daughter of David and Mary Barnett
Brundage on June 26, 1948 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. He later married Helen Palusky. He was
employed as a salesman at General Woodworking Co. in Morgantown. He died December 25, 1971 in Morgantown at the age
Paul Thomas Bolyard - born June 22, 1924. He married Virginia Merl McGee Rogers on March 4, 1967 in Vienna, Wood
County, West Virginia. He was employed at Diamond Glass in Vienna for 37 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the
Glass Bottle Blowers Association. He died February 6, 1994 in Wood County, Virginia.
Gerald Arnold Bolyard - (Jerry) born November 30, 1928 in Preston County. He served in the U. S. Army in Korea. He died
July 7, 1986.
Some of the information above and the photos below are courtesy of Lula's great granddaughter Kim Gretz.
|Lula and Bill Anderson at
Appalachia Lake (Click to
|Lula Belle Bolyard in the
mid-1970s. (Click to
Lula and furry friend
Lula and Jerry (mid-70s)
|Mary Margaret and
|A 1973 letter from family historian Warren
Colebank to Lula asking for information.
|James Quinter Colebank family.