Source: Crawfordsville Daily News Review 27 Jan 1903
The venerable James Coyle passed away at 9 o'clock this morning at the family residence on West Wabash Avenue. He had attained a ripe old age, having passed man's allotted period 15 years ago. In spite of his advance years, Mr. Coyle related his faculties to a remarkable degree and until a few weeks ago could be seen on the streets almost any day taking his customary exercise. About two wee ks ago he contracted a cold and was taken to his bed. He grew gradually worse and for several days past his condition had been regarded as seriou s. His death was simply due to impaired heart action resulting from the infirmities of age.
The deceased was born at Cote HIll in County Caven, Ireland, Oct 23, 1817. He came to America in 1830 settling in Canada. His good wife, whose maiden name was Ann Thompson was born in Galdshields, Scotland in 1830 and emigrated with her parents to Canda in 1834. Their marriage occurred at Coburg, Ontario May 28, 1841, and two years ago it was their unusual privilege to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Immediately after marriage Mr. and Mrs. Coyle settled upon a tract of unimproved land in Canada. This was cleared by hard toil and where they lived until 1865 when their older sons began thristing for a higher education and in order to give their boys these advantages the worthy couple came to Crawfordsville. They later moved to Michigan but remained there only a short time returning to Crawfordsville to round out their lives.
Of a family of 12 children 9 are living: James Coyle, Toronato, Canada; Mrs. Nancy Keskey, Carl Junction, MO; Rev. Robert Coyle, Denver; John Coyle, Danville, Ill; Mrs. Sarah Brunacombe, Houghton, Mich; Rev. Campbell Coyle, Toledo, OH; Mrs. TG Smith, Montpelier, Ohio and Elizabeth and Henry Coyle of this city. All of the children were present at the 60th wedding anniversary of their parents two years ago. Mr. Coyle was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2: 30 o'clock, Revs. Wilson and Nave officiating and it is the desire of the family that no flowers be sent. Interment at Oak Hill -- typed by kbz
Source: Indianapolis Journal Wed 28 Jan 1903 p 6
Crawfordsville, Ind Jan 27 – Two of the prominent residents of this city have died within the past 24 hours ZS Wheeler was stricken with apoplexy last evening and died soon after. He was born in NY State on March 31, 1825 and had lived here since 1881. Burial will be at Terre Haute. Mrs. Wheeler and two daughters survive.
James Coyle died this morning. He was born Oct 23, 1818 in County Caven, Ireland and had lived here 38 years. His widow and nine children survive.