Martin Luther Coyle


Martin Luther Coyle

Virginia, USA
Death 4 Apr 1859 (aged 55)
Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 144811719 View Source

Martin Luther Coyle (144811719) (b. October 19, 1803 in Virginia ; d. April 4, 1859 in Shelby County, Indiana).
Wife: Elizabeth Ann Purdum Coyle (b. Abt 1810 in Shelbyville, Indiana; d. August 7, 1892 in Indianapolis, Indiana).
Martin Luther Coyle married Elizabeth Ann Purdum on January 11, 1831 in Ross County, Ohio. They have lived in Chilicothe, Ohio (Ross County), Chilicothe Missouri (Livingston County) and later settled in Shelbyville, Indiana (Shelby County) in about 1855. I am his 3G-grandson.

The thirteen children of Martin Luther Coyle and Elizabeth Ann Purdum Coyle are:

i. Priscilla Coyle Hazzard (94349516) (b. 1833 in Chilicothe, Ohio (Ross County) ; d. July 1, 1909 in Shelbyville, Indiana (Shelby County). Priscilla married Elias Hazzard.

ii. Sarah Coyle Pond (65685530) (b. November 22, 1836 in Ross County, Ohio ; d. February 14, 1912 in Chilicothe, Missouri (Livingston County). Sarah married David W. Pond.

iii. Samuel A. Coyle (144803878) (b. 1838 in Chilicothe, Ohio (Ross County) ; d. 1873 in Shelbyville, Indiana (Shelby County).

iv. Lydia Coyle Nichols (b. 1840 ; d. unknown). Lydia married Mr. Nichols.

v. Cyrus King Coyle (62028721) (b. December 18, 1844 in Ross County, Ohio; d. 1894 in Chilicothe, Missouri (Livingston County).

vi. Mary Coyle (19480268) (b. November 6, 1846; d. January 31, 1863 in Shelby County, Indiana. Mary Coyle is buried at Winchester Cemetery in Shelby County, Indiana.

vii. Anna “Eliza” Coyle Dishon (50488963) (b. 1848 in Ross County, Ohio ; d. September, 1911 in Terra Haute, Indiana (Vigo County). Eliza Coyle married Frances Marion Dishon on August 25, 1870 in Marion County, Indiana. The 1880 Census shows them living in Terra Haute, Indiana (Vigo County).

viii. Elizabeth Ellen “Ella” Coyle (132735047) (b. 1853 in Chilicothe, Ohio (Ross County) ; d. December 23, 1897 in Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County). Ella married George Kessler and they lived in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ix. Edward S. Coyle (b. November 26, 1854 in Ross County, Ohio or in Chilicothe, Missouri (Livingston County) ; d. May 18, 1933 in San Francisco, California).

x. Clinton Coyle (b. 1855 ; d. unknown).

xi. Charles Coyle (b. unknown ; d. unknown).

xii. Silas Coyle (b. unknown ; d. unknown).

xiii. George Coyle (b. unknown ; d. unknown).

Obituary for Martin Luther Coyle:

The Shelby Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday April 7, 1859
Mr. Martin Coyle, an honest and worthy citizen of our county, whilst passing over the rail road bridge about 9 o'clock on Monday night returning home, fell through and was drowned. He was in company with a young man, and as they were passing over the bridge, the 9 o'clock train came along. The young man ran on over, supposing that Mr. Coyle was following, but after the cars had passed, not seeing him, he ran back, and heard him cough down by the butments of the old bridge, but on running there and calling and making all the search possible, Mr. Coyle could not be found. He immediately gave the alarm and various persons searched for him until midnight, but the darkness of the night and the water being quite muddy, he could not be found. Search was immediately renewed at daylight next morning, but unavailing, until about 4 o'clock, on Tuesday, when the body was found by Mr. Wm. Cage and Mr. Isaiah Boon, about one hundred yards below the railroad bridge, and was immediately taken out and his mortal remains carried to his distressed family. It is supposed that he was so severely injured that his fall through the bridge, that he was deprived of the use of his limbs and was thus prevented from extricating himself, and the coldness of the weather and darkness of the night and the sudden fright occasioned by the calamity prevented his friend from rendering immediate assistance. He has been a member of the M. E. church for eighteen years, and leaves a wife and a large family and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. We commend his widow and now orphan children to the warm hearted sympathy of our citizens.

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