|PETER COALBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of
THORNTON ELSWORTH COLEBANK, father of
ELSWORTH THORNTON COLEBANK, father of
WILLIAM ALLEN COLEBANK
William Allen Colebank was born March
15,1899 to Elsworth Thornton and Hannah
Stewart Colebank in Grafton, Taylor
County, West Virginia. He grew up on the
family farm near Knottsville in Taylor
County. William served with the 113th
Engineers from 1917 to 1919 He married
Eugenia M. Baumgartner on April 19, 1920.
He was a brakeman for the railroad and
later worked as a laborer for the WPA. He
died July 16, 1953 in Grafton, W.V. of
The children of William and Eugenia
William W - born May 2, 1921. He served in
the military in WWII and retired from military
service. He died December 15, 2003.
Richard T - born 1924. Richard was a
Seaman First Class in the U. S. Navy Armed
Guard when his ship the Granville was
attacked by a German U-boat on March 17,
1942. Richard was declared missing in
action or buried at sea. He is memorialized
on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge
American Cemetery and Memorial in
Albert E - born 1926 in Grafton. He enlisted
January 10, 1946 in the Air Corps and
eventually retired from the military. He
married Virginia A. Richardson, daughter of
Edgar J. Richardson and Alice D.
Richardson, in 1948 in Doddridge County,
|William Allen Colebank
birth record 1899
(click to enlarge)
|William Colebank and Eugenia Baumgartner
Marriage Record (click to enlarge)
Willliam Allen Colebank Death Certificate
|William Allen Colebank (right)
pictured with his siblings Alice
Eugenia and William with sons (L to R) Richard, William and Albert.
1. Unknown. 2. Percy Dadisman, husband of Flora Alice Colebank 3. Unknown 4. Elsworth
Thornton Colebank 5. Flora Alice (daughter of Elsworth) 6. Audrey Morris (friend of Flora) 7.
Mary Eva Day Colebank Custer (daughter of Elsworth) 8. Eugenia M. Baumgartner (wife of
William Allen Colebank) 9. Unknown 10. Hannah Jane Stewart Colebank (wife of Elsworth 11.
Unknown 12. William Warden Colebank (son of William Allen 13. Unknown 14. Albert Elsworth
Colebank (son of William Allen) 15. Unknown 16. Lawrence Dale Dadisman (son of Flora
Alice) 17. Richard Theodore Colebank (son of William Allen) 18. Unknown 19. Unknown.
Richard Theodore Colebank