WILLIAM COYLE, who has been known in Owego among business men since 1849, was a native of Manchester, England,
and came to this country in 1849, and to Owego during the same year. For several years he worked in the railroad
shops, and also for Frederick Parmalee. But in 1858 he became one of the firm of Clark, Coyle & Perry, Mr.
Coyle being by trade a coachsmith and carriage ironer. The new firm was fairly started in business when an unfortunate
fire swept away all of its property. But the generous people of Owego raised $1,000 by subscription to rebuild
the shop, and at the end of two years Mr. Coyle again became connected with the firm. After several years he sold
out and established a livery business on North avenue, with which, until quite recently, he has since been connected.
Mr. Coyle began. his business life with no capital other than his trade and a strong constitution, and as a result
of his work he is in comfortable circumstances and enjoys the respect and esteem of his fellow townsmen. In Utica,
Mr. Coyle was married with Sarah Jane Embody. They have no children, but by informal adoption Thomas Croak is a
member of the family, and now has charge of the livery.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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