COYLE FAMILY RECORD
Martin Luther Coyle b. Oct 19, 1803 d. Apr 4, 1859
Ann Elizabeth Purdum b. Nov 5, 1808 d. Aug 7, 1892
Do not have their wedding date.
Their children: don’t have dates except
Edward S, Coyle (middle initial stands for no name)
b. Nov. 26, 1854 in Ohio. d. in San Francisco May 18, 1933
His brothers and sisters
Sarah Coyle (m. Dave Pond)
Priscilla Coyle (m. Mr. Hazzard)
Lydia Coyle (m. Mr. Nichols)
Cyrus King Coyle
Eliza Coyle (m. a Mr. Dishon in Terra Haute).
Ella Coyle-married a Mr. Kessler lived in Indianapolis.
My mother’s family
Eli Brown b. Feb13 1835 - died Dec 22, 1914 buried in Mt. Zion cemetery.
Jane Dawson b. Jan 25, 1839 died Feb 4, 1884 (ill many years)
Married May 3, 1860
Thomas Brown b. Dec 28, 1865
Fannie Imogene Brown b. Nov 5, 1863
Gladys Lillian Brown b. Apr 22, 1868
2 dtrs died when quite young
Edward S. Coyle and Fannie Imogene Brown Married Dec31 1884 or 1885.
Gladys Lee Coyle b. Mar 23, 1886
Harry Edward Coyle b. Mar 28, 1888
(both born in Vandalia RR station in Farrington. Junction of Pennsy RR from St. Louis-Vandelia.)
Curtis St. Elmo Coyle b. July 31, 1890 in the John Lewis home Dennison RR , Ill.
Edna Earle Elizabeth
Coyle b. Feb 28, 1893 in log cabin at Ferrington, Clark Co.,
Vivian Naomi Coyle b. Apr 11, 1901 in Mt. Zion. (in old sleepers Henr??)
Gladys Coyle m. Sam
They were divorced in Feb 1906 as he was a terrible drunkard.
Their child was Frances Imogene.
Gladys married Delmar
W. Hancock in
Harry Coyle learned
telegraphy from our father-quit school in 7th grade at
(In the margin of this page says “See back of page for record of Harry’s and Almyra’s family) I do not have this page. TSC.
Harry was transferred
to the So.
I finally, reluctantly,
While I was with
Harry in So.
Last Don wrote of Harry he was living near him, in bad health and depending on the woman he lives with to support him. At one time Harry was getting written up in the Golden West magazines as one of the best wireless men in the business. He lectured to college students. If he lives until March 28, 1972 he will be 84 years old. He served in the Navy awhile during 2nd WWII, besides WWI. So far as I know he never -----his wayward ways began when he had --------.
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Curtis St. Elmo Coyle
My mother read a good
book “St. Elmo” and named Curtis after the man and Edna Erle was the heroine,
so she gave me that name, but later wanted me to use
Curtis had delivered
Both Curtis and Harry
had run away from home once or twice while we lived in
Curtis left high
school at Oaklawn, Coles Co.
Folks were transferred
After Curtis had
begun writing home he was very good about it, He sent me a pretty ring with a
red set and when I graduated from Hindsbobro H.S. in 1912 he sent me a lovely
watch. Curt travelled to
Curtis and Parker
Jones, an english lad, ???in U>S> navy, visited us in Oct. 1910. Stayed
about two weeks, but also visited in
Curtis and Helen
Sarah Carder were married June 13, 1914 in
They lived part of
the time in Sanderling or
I have in my record
that Helen and 3 babies came from
My folks had moved
to--------------------------------------------1917 and rented a house at
(Writing runs off of my photocopy)
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Since the RR Junction
at Farrington (now non existed) in Clark Co. Curtis was born in home of friends
of my Mother’s at
I don’t know just
when Curt, Helen and girls moved back to
Then he took a job as
brakeman in the ILL Central yards where on a bad night of sleet he released 2
or 3 freight cars from engine- either
slipped off steps or handle on engine was bad & he fell off and the cars
ran over him. ????? called me about 4:30
am & I walked with a lantern & galoshes to
Curtis’ first Navy enlistment was over on Oct 1912. He met Helen soon after in an ice cream parlor as waitress and one of the Greek owners made passes at her.
During WWI Curtis
re-enlisted for war time service He was on a captured German boat bringing some
of our men home. He was a Chief Bos’ns Mate. I was in
Helen and children
Curtis was named boat
beach guardian at Nelson Park June 9, 1925. Often at he would come up here on his lunch hour, Barbara was
born in Oct 1925 and Curtis loved to hold her when he came up. In 1926 my
mother’s sister Aunt Gladys Cash came from
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The last time Curtis and Helen and family, except Louise and Imogene, were here for dinner was on Thanksgiving Day 1926.
It was Tuesday Apr 5
I was called to St. Mary’s hospital because of Curtis’ accident. He died at 6:30
am Funeral was at Morris’ and burial in
Mt. Zion in lot my folks owned Rev C. S. Boyd of St. Pauls Meth Church in
charge. Singers were Eldon Georges and Elmer Lyon. 27 floral tributes. Because
of Helen’s pregnancy I had to choose print, casket etc..My folks were in
All Curt & Helen’s children except Louise had whooping cough in 1925. Curtis Edward was taken to St. Mary’s in July with pneumonia & my mother stayed with him.
Howard Everett was very ill with pneumonia for two weeks in Jan 1925. Ben & I stayed up all nite with him night of Jan 4. I kept Imogene for a week.
I kept Louise and Imogene when Myrl Kathryn was born in St. Mary’s May 6, 1925
Curtis and I always were
very close and had fun together. Once when he came to
Children of Curtis St. Elmo and Helen Carder Coyle
Louise Annette b. Nov. 21, 1915
Edna Imogene b. Apr. 8, 1918
Curtis Edward b. Jan 15, 19211
Howard Everett b. Oct 29, 1922
Myrl Kathryn b. May 6, 1925 at St. Mary’s hospital.
Robert Dean b.
Oct 30, 1927 at Mrs. Dill’s home
Curtis St. Elmo Apr 5, 1927
Helen S. Coyle July
29, 1966 both buried in
Howard Everett Nov 18, 1968
Curtis St. Elmo &
Helen Sarah Carder June 13, 1914 in
Louise Coyle and Luther Burks Sept 12 1934 First Baptist Church Divorced 1948
Louise Burks and Kenneth Walker
Imogene Coyle and
Armand Albrecht Oct 2, 1938 in
Curtis Edward and Betty Lou Patterson May 1, 1938
Howard Everett and
Virginia June 24, 1950 in
Myrl Kathryn and Paul
Burkholder Feb 8, 1945 in Central
Robert Dean Coyle and
Beatrice Helen Allen in
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Harry Edward Coyle b. Mar. 28, 1888 in the house part of Vandalia & Pennsy RR Junction Farrington, Ill Clark Co.
Merritt b. Mar 1, 1894
Harry and Almyra were married April 13, 1912 (were divorced Mar 20, 1942)
Velma Anita Coyle b. Sept. 22, 1914
Donald Edward Coyle b. May 5, 1921
Vivian Jean Coyle b. Dec 21 1919
Virginia Dee Coyle b. Aug 9, 1930
Velma married Dryfus Guaraldi (italian) jan 26, 1937 I believe they had three children. Velma died many years ago and her husband took care of thier children.
Vivian Jean and Arnold Moss married July 27, 1939. He was born in Amsterdam Holland. They later were divorced and Vivian Jean later married Lee Duncan who has been a wonderful husband to her especially since she has had multiple sclerosis many years. A dtr born to Vivian and Moss is named Claudia and has married a mormon and lives in Utah. Lee is retired and takes care of Virginia. (Means Vivian)
Donald Edward Coyle and Virginia Elizabeth Taylor were married May 9, 1942, She is an artistic girl. Their Children:
Elaine Elizabeth b. Dec 30, 1951
Christopher E. b. in S.F. Mar 22, 1943
Keaton or KC Casey (can’t find his birth date)
In 1970 or 71 Elaine has a baby boy “Ean” out of wedlock and Don and Virginia take care of him.
Virginia Dee Coyle married Gene Crockett, a direct descendant of Davy Crockett. They have 2 children Danny, 17 in 1970 and Judy, 14 in 1970. They have their own business near Dallas, Tex. called Crockett Engineering Co. Gene had 6 yrs college in Texas and took a training course in ????in electronics. Stopped to see me and Bear ?????to CHGO & on way home. He travels a lot and has several representatives.
Rec’d word from Vivian Coyle Husher that Virginia Dee Crockett from Dallas had called her early on morning of Feb 2, 1972 that Harry had died early that am. Feb 2, 1972. She was go’g to where ever Harry lived in Calif for funeral but “with mixed emotion” at least it will give me chance to see rest of my family” I think Harry had lived not far from Don. He lived with a woman who owned an apt. Virginia said he had lived with her for some time. I don’t know what became of the women he married after he and Almyra were divorced. I had ne feelings at all when I read of his passing. Some nice childhood memories, but I hadn’t seen him in 56 yrs. And last time I heard from him he wired me of our Dad’s death in May 18, 1933. Mama died ten years later, he was at her funeral. She was buried the day before Pearl Harbor.
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Edna Elizabeth Coyle and Benjamin Jonathan Moody
m. Nov 6, 1923 in Decatur at apt. on 153 so. Hilton St.
Barbara Susanne b. Oct 23, 1925 St. Mary’s Hospital
(in the margin) Ben died May 28, 1968.
Carolyn Louise b. May 22, 1929 St. Mary’s Hospital
Ben J Moody was born in Moline, ILL May 21, 1895.
Edna E, was born in Clark Co. ILL about 8 mi. west of Terre Haute in a log cabin and ddelivered by a midwife.
Carolyn Louise Moody and Dale A. LeBaron of Freeport married in First Methodist Church., Decatur Aug 20, 1950.
Craig Austin LeBaron b. in Freeport Aug 21, 1952
Lisa Ann b. in Freeport Sept 3, 1955
Vivian Naomi Coyle b. Mt. Zion April 1, (11?) 1901 in Mt. Zion married to Curtis Wayne Husher in Kansas City July 17, 1926 in Metodist Church, Kansas City, Kansas.
Wayne was born Sept 4, 1899 in Greenup, ILL
Frances Elizabeth Husher b. Mar 21, 1928
Anne Lee Husher b. June 29 1932
David Lynn Husher b. Dec 17, 1938
Frances E. Husher and Thomas Plerlson (?) (who was b. May 7, 1927) married in her home in Greendale Wisc on April 1950. Have son Tom Jr. in Army. Tom Sr. was a retired Air Force Major. Daughter Karen in her teens , was born in England when they lived there.
Anne Lee Husher and Donald Brentzman married Mar 3, 1951 in N. Carolina & later in Catholic church in Mt. Zion. They have 5 children
David Lynn Husher is in Air Force has been for no. of years, now stationed in Hawaii. Does secrect communications work.
I am not sure of dates of all you Coyle children’s children and grand children, so will you fill that record in for yourselves.
If there are still some things I haven’t included and you want to know, please let me know and I’ll look over my records again.
with much love s/ Aunt Edna
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