One of the prosperous young farmers of Rock Island County is Francis Coyne, son of William and Margaret (Morrison) Coyne. He was born in Bowling Township, where he now resides, March 8, 1876. He received a common school education in the County and started out for himself in 1902, following his marriage, when he established himself on the old homestead. In the Fall of 1904 he removed to the farm he now occupies. He now owns two hundred and twenty acres of well improved land and is considered one of the well-to-do and substantial citizens of the County.
Mr. Coyne’s marriage to Miss Theresa M. Koch took place in Rock Island County , February 5, 1902. His wife is the daughter of Rudolph and Ella (Collins) Koch, and was born in the County September 22, 1884. Her parents are residents of Bowling Township. The father is a native of Pennsylvania, having been born at Erie June 2, 1859. The mother was born at Dixon, Illinois, May 17, 1862. They were married at Rack Island August 15, 1883, and are the parents of three children, Theresa M., Raymond G. and Sylvia E.