|Date of Birth||March 23, 1873|
|Place of Birth||Ireland|
James Coyle was born on March 23, 1873 in Ireland. He died on Aug 11, 1921 (age 48). E. R. Stephenson, a Southern Methodist Episcopal preacher, was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and was responsible for the assassination of an Irish-American priest. Coyle was serving as the minister in charge of the congregation at The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Birmingham, Alabama, at the time of his passing.
After receiving his diploma from Mungret College in Ireland, he continued his education at the Pontifical North American College in Italy. In the year 1896, he was given his priesthood ordination in the Roman Catholic Church. He was the officiant for the wedding of E.R. Stephenson’s daughter to a Puerto Rican Roman Catholic man, which took place in secrecy. Because of this incident, Ruth Stephenson’s father became so upset that he decided to take his life. Having Margaret Durney as his mother and Owen Coyle as his father, he was born and raised in the city of Drum, Ireland.