Copied with permission from "From Whence Came the Colebank" by Warren Colebank, copyright 1980, p. 241
Morris Colebank is in the back row left leaning against the pillar.
Morris and his second wife Lottie
A young Morris Colebank
Morris and Rachel, his first wife
Morris Colebank was born September 18, 1855 to James D and Mary Morris
Colebank on their farm on Crooked Run in Dunkard Township, Greene County,
Pennsylvania near the West Virginia boundary about 3 miles west of Point
Marion, Pennsylvania. When Morris was five the family was living near
Maidsville on the west bank of the Monongahela River about 4 miles northwest
of Morgantown, West Virginia. The next year they moved to Stewartstown, West
Virginia, a community a couple miles south of Point Marion, Pennsylvania.
Morris’s mother died when he was 8. He had 7 brothers and sisters.
Morris was 11 when the family moved to Metnamora, Illinois. They sailed on a
river boat via the Monongahela, Ohio and Illinois rivers. Morris lived in Illinois for
about 13 years.
When he was 24 Morris moved to Kansas to live. Five years later in 1885
Morris married Rachel Price. Morris was 30 and Rachel was 29. They had been
married nearly 20 years when Rachel died of cancer at the young age of 48 in
Five years later, on March 18, 1909, Morris, age 54, married his second wife
Charlotte Jane Hulbert who was 47. Charlotte, known as “Lottie” was the
daughter of Henry M and Lydia A Hulbert, born at Sparta, Wisconsin the day
after Christmas in 1861.
Morris and Lottie lived in Delphos, Kansas for a year and then moved onto a
farm near Falun where they lived for 9 years before returning to Delphos,
Kansas for their remaining years.
Lottie was a girl of 14 when she joined the Baptist Church in Sparta,
Wisconsin. She came to Kansas to live in 1907 and soon joined the Methodist
Church. Morris came into the Methodist Church by Certificate in 1909. Lottie
was a very active member. She entered into church activities with all her heart
and soul. She was president of the Ladies Aid Society and at the time of her
death was vice president of the WHMS.
Lottie died inDelphos, Kansas on May 29, 1924 at the age of 62. Morris died 3
½ months later on September 14 at the age of 69.
Morris had no children.
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