John Russell Coyle
Saturday, November 26, 1927, page 5
John Coyle Dies at 78
Was Employee of Lehigh Valley Railroad for 57 years
John Coyle, lifelong resident of Easton, an employe of the Lehigh
Valley Railroad Company for 57 years and a former member of the
Easton School Board, died at his home 731 Northampton Street,
at 11 o'clock last evening. Had he lived until today Mr. Coyle
would have celebrated his 78th birthday anniversary.
Mr. Coyle worked every day until a week ago when he was taken
ill. He was born in South Easton and was a son of the long
deceased Bernard and Lydia Coyle. Deceased resided on the South
Side of 70 years and moved to his present home eight years
He entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
when a young man and learned the trade of machinist. Thirty-eight
years ago he was promoted to foreman of the machine department
of the South Easton shops and served in that capacity since.
Mr. Coyle was elected a member of the school board of South
Side, when that section was a borough, on the Republican ticket
and he continued in office when Easton and South Easton were
annexed in 1899. He was later elected as a member from the
Eleventh ward and served altogether fourteen years and six
months as a school director. He was a member of the Second
Methodist Episcopal church, South Side, for over 50 years and
was a member of the choir for seven years.
Deceased was prominent in fraternal organizations and was
a member of Dallas Lodge, No 496, F. & A. M., and Excelsior
Council, No 26, and Jr. O.U.A.M., of Easton, and Manitobah
Tribe, No. 125 I.O.R.M., of Wilson. His wife, Ida Moyer Coyle,
is the only survivor.