Easton Daily Express, Thursday, January 10, 1907, page 5
Thomas Coyle Dies At Weatherly
Former Resident of South Easton Was Master Mechanic For Lehigh
Thomas Coyle, master mechanic of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
Company's shops at Wetherly, a former resident of South Easton
and well and favorable known in this section, died this morning
of heart failure, that followed an illness of several weeks,
during which he suffered of a complication of ailments. Death
occurred at the residence of Harry Coyle, son of the deceased,
at Perth Amboy, N.J. Mr. Coyle was 58 years old.
During the past 40 years Mr. Coyle was in the employ of the
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. He commenced his long term
of service by entering the shops in South Easton as an apprentice,
to learn the trade of a machinist. From that modest beginning
he forged his way to the position of master mechanic of the
Lehigh Valley Company's shops at Perth Amboy, which position
he filled for a score of years. About four years ago he was
made master mechanic of the company's hops at Weatherly.
Mr. Coyle was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Coyle
and was a native of Easton. He is survived by two sons, Harry
Coyle, of Perth Amboy, and Thomas Coyle, a student at Lehigh
University; by three brothers; William Coyle, Henry Coyle and
John Coyle, and by one sister, Mrs. Terrence McCabe, all of
the South Side. His wife died about a year ago.
The deceased was a member of Dallas Lodge No 496, F. And A.
M., of Easton; the Knights Templar Commandery at Newark, N.J.
and all the other Masonic bodies. He served 32 months with
a New Jersey regiment during the Civil war, and was a member
of the G.A.R He was a member of the Reformed Church at Weatherly.
Mr. Coyle was held in high esteem by all with whom he was
associated, and by the officials of the railroad which he serve
so efficiently for so many years.