Coyle, Barney c1847 - 1913
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:20
Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Sept. 12, 1913, P-FP, C-2
Barney Coyle Killed at Austin.
Barney Coyle, a brother of John Coyle, and who has been a familiar figure in this vicinity for many years, was instantly killed by the cars at Austin, Minn., on Tuesday afternoon.
He had not been feeling well and last week went to Austin to visit and recuperate at the home of his sister. He was quite ill, Sunday, being attacked by a bad fainting spell. Tuesday afternoon about 3 o’clock, Mr. Coyle left the home of his brother-in-law, John Gulden, who lives on the west side within a few blocks of the depot and within a few minutes, Mr. Gulden heard that he had been run over by an engine which was making up the Southern Minnesota passenger on the tracks west of the freight depot. No one saw the accident, but Mr. Gulden is of the opinion that Coyle, on his way to the depot in search of some acquaintances who might come up on the passenger from Cresco, fell in a faint before the approaching engine. When picked up he was dead, both legs being severed from the body.
The remains were brought to Cresco for interment, the funeral being held yesterday morning from the Church of the Assumption.
Mr. Coyle was 66 years of age and the eldest of the family.
Those from a distance attending the funeral were Tom Coyle and wife and John Gulden and wife, from Austin, and James, Rose and Bridget Coyle,
Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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