James Henry Coyne
|James Henry Coyne|
October 3, 1849|
St. Thomas, Upper Canada
|Died||January 5, 1942
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Occupation||lawyer and historian|
|Relatives||James Coyne, grandson|
Born in St. Thomas, Upper Canada, the second son of William Coyne and Christina Patterson, Coyne graduated from University College, Toronto in 1870. He then studied law in St. Thomas and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1874. He practiced law in St. Thomas.
During the Fenian raids of 1866, Coyne joined the St. Thomas Rifles and served in three campaigns in London, Port Stanley, and Sarnia. He acted as quartermaster-sergeant to the Provisional battalion of volunteers in Thorold. In 1877, he joined the University company of the Queen's Own Rifles, where he remained a member until his graduation in 1870.
He married Matilda Bowes in 1877 and had at least four children. His son, James Bowes Coyne, was a lawyer and judge in Manitoba. James Bowes Coyne's son, James Elliott Coyne, was the second Governor of the Bank of Canada.
- George Maclean Rose (1886). A Cyclopedia of Canadian Biography: Being Chiefly Men of the Time. A Collection of Persons Distinguished in Professional and Political Life ; Leaders in the Commerce and Industry of Canada, and Successful Pioneers, Volume 1. p. 518-519.
- "Learning and the Arts". Parks Canada.
- "Mémoires de la Société royale du Canada". Royal Society of Canada. 1942.
- "Memorable Manitobans: James Bowes Coyne (1878-1965)". Manitoba Historical Society.
- The Country of the Neutrals, James H. Coyne
|Professional and academic associations|
|President of the Royal Society of Canada
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