James Henry Coyne
|James Henry Coyne|
October 3, 1849|
St. Thomas, Canada West
|Died||January 5, 1942
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Occupation||lawyer and historian|
|Relatives||James Coyne, grandson
Andrew Coyne, great-grandson
Born in St. Thomas, Canada West (now Ontario), the second son of William Coyne and Christina Patterson, Coyne graduated from University College, Toronto in 1870. He 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. Op-ed writer Andrew Coyne is a great-grandson.
- 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. pp. 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.
- Works by James Henry Coyne at Project Gutenberg
- Works by James H. Coyne at Faded Page (Canada)
- Works by or about James Henry Coyne at Internet Archive
- The Country of the Neutrals, James H. Coyne
|Professional and academic associations|
|President of the Royal Society of Canada
Arthur Henry Reginald Buller