JAMES A. COYNE, who, in a business way, is numbered with the leading contractors at Steubenville, Ohio, is well known all over the State through his official connection with the great Catholic order of Knights of Columbus. Mr. Coyne is a native of Steubenville, born here March 31, 1870, and is a son of the late Joseph Coyne, a miner by trade, who was a highly respected, industrious citizen.
James A. Coyne had fewer advantages than many youths, as he was put to work in the mines when but eleven years of age. Possibly the hard work trained his muscles and it did not discourage him from learning a laborious trade, for when he became his own master he served an apprenticeship as a bricklayer, after which he worked as such in different parts of the country and before he returned to Steubenville had built many substantial structures, including blast furnaces. Since his return he has been continuously engaged in a general contracting business, and is located at No. 317 S. Fifth Street.
In 1896 Mr. Coyne was married to Miss Mary Cogan, of Steubenville, and they have three children: Emmet, Catherine and Morris. Mr. Coyne and family are members of the Holy Name Catholic Church. For a number of years he has been prominently identified with the Knights of Columbus and visits different parts of the country to assist in the ceremonies of initiation. Few names are better known or held in higher regard in the organization than his.