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William Benjamin Coltabaugh
Birth: Apr. 24, 1864
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1937
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

"A well known resident of Allegheny Township, died suddenly on Saturday afternoon at 3:10 o'clock at his home at Carson Valley. Death was attributed to a heart attack which was suffered as he was seated in his home reading a newspaper. Mr. Coltabaugh had not been in the best of health for some time but immediately prior to the attack there was no indication of any change in his condition. His death followed by approximately thirteen hours that of his nephew, Ralph Coltabaugh, at the latter's home in Hollidaysburg.

Mr. Coltabaugh was born on the same farm in Carson Valley in which his death occurred and, except for a year or two when he was a resident of Altoona, he spent his entire lifetime as a resident there. He was born on April 24, 1864, and was a son of Charles and Marie Coltabaugh. On October 10, 1888, he was united in marriage with Emma Elizabeth Yingling at Newry. She preceded him in death nearly four years ago, on July 11, 1933.

He is survived by the following children: Harry Coltabaugh of Altoona, Dora Hoover of Cross Keys, Stella Osborn of Roaring Spring and Mrytle and Ruth at home: also by four grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Annetta Stom and Miss Laura Coltabaugh both of Altoona.

Almost his entire lifetime was devoted to farming. For a period of fifty-four years Mr. Coltabaugh was a faithful member of the Duncansville Lutheran Church. The body may be viewed at the home." Altoona Mirror: 4/19/1937
Sell, Jesse C., Twentieth Century History of Altoona and Blair County,Pennsylvania, and Representative Citizens, Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold,1911, pp. 803-804.

WILLIAM B. COLTABAUGH, one of Allegheny Township's well known citizens and successful general farmers, owns a fine tract of eighty acres. He was bornon this farm in Allegheny Township, Blair County, Pa., April 24, 1864, and is a son of Charles and Maria (Selwitz) Coltabaugh.
Charles Coltabaugh was born in Germany and was a son of Jacob Coltabaugh, and accompanied the latter to America and to Blair County. Charles Coltabaugh was only a boy at that time but he grew to manhood and died on the farm now owned by his son, William B. Coltabaugh, in rich Carson Valley. Charles Coltabaugh was one of the founders of the Lutheran church in his neighborhood. He married Maria Selwitz, who was also a native of Germany.
William B. Coltabaugh grew to manhood in the Carson Valley and, with the exception of eight years, during which period he worked in the machine shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Altoona, he has given his attention to farming. In the management of his land he makes use of improved machinery and follows many modern methods and is numbered with the agriculturists of this section who are men of ample fortune, the same having been acquired through personal effort.
In November, 1888, Mr. Coltabaugh was married to Miss Emma Yingling, a daughter of the venerable Jonathan Yingling, who is now in his eighty-ninth year and is the oldest resident of this part of Blair County. Mr. and Mrs. Coltabaugh have six children: Harry M., Dora, Stella, Myrtle, Ruth and Charles. Mr. Coltabaugh is a member of the Lutheran Church at Duncansville. He is a Republican in politics and does his full duty as a citizen but is not a seeker for public office.
Death Certificate #39472
Chronic Endocarditis
Acute Dilitation
Family links: 
  Charles Caltabaugh (1834 - 1878)
  Marie Augusta Selwitz Caltabaugh (1841 - 1929)
  Emma Yingling Coltabaugh (1870 - 1933)
  Harry M Coltabaugh (1888 - 1959)*
  Dora E. Coltabaugh Hoover (1890 - 1972)*
  Stella Coltabaugh Burket (1892 - 1978)*
  Myrtle I Coltabaugh (1894 - 1987)*
  Ruth E Coltabaugh (1896 - 1975)*
  Charles J Coltabaugh (1897 - 1931)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Caltabaugh Stiffler (1860 - 1911)*
  Annetta C Caltabaugh Stom (1862 - 1950)*
  William Benjamin Coltabaugh (1864 - 1937)
  Mary Emma Caltabaugh Wyerman (1866 - 1932)*
  Laura L Caltabaugh (1868 - 1963)*
  Edward J Caltabaugh (1871 - 1918)*
  Ida A Caltabaugh (1874 - 1882)*
  Jennie C Caltabaugh (1877 - 1882)*
  Elsie M Caltabaugh (1878 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Carson Valley Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: S2, C, 3, 1 - 043-33
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