Biographical Sketch of Alexander W. Coyne
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That farming in Rock Island County is a profitable occupation is attested by the subject of this sketch, who, though in business for himself but a few years, is now the owner of two hundred and sixty acres of well improved land in section eleven, Bowling Township. He was born in the same Township, the son of William and Margaret (Morrison) Coyne, March 15, 1866. After the usual schooling of the country boy and the practical preparation for life on the farm, he married March 27, 1901, Miss Nora S. Doonan, of Mercer County, Illinois. The latter is the daughter of James R., and Bessie Doonan, and was born in Mercer County October 30, 1876. Mr. Coyne after his marriage settled on the farm he now occupies, and has cultivated it since with unvarying success. He and his worthy wife are the parents of one son, Everett D., born March 13, 1905. Mr. Coyne is an ardent Republican. He has served two terms as Township Tax Collector.