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Charles Luther Coyner

(1853-   )
Virginia, Texas, Missouri, & Tennessee

Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography
of the Nineteenth Century
257 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1898)

Coyner, Charles Luther. Lawyer and author. He was born in Long Grade, Augusta County, Va., February 8, 1853, the son of Addison Hyde and Elizabeth Brown Coyner; received his diploma from Wesleyan College, in Virginia, and studied law at Washington and Lee University. He married, January 4, 1884, Margaret Blair. He removed to Texas in 1977, to Missouri in 1899, and to Tennessee in 1902. In Texas he was prosecuting attorney for ten years, probate judge four years and county judge four years. He was appointed by Governor Ireland district attorney and by Governor Roberts district judge. Besides frequent contributions to magazines, he has written 'The Life of S.B. Coyner,' 'A Greenhorn in Texas,' "A Tribute" (poem), and 'Twenty Years in Texas.'"[Edwin Anderson Alderman & Joel Chandler Harris (eds.), Library of Southern Literature 64 (New Orleans: Martin & Hoyt Co., 1910)(1907)(Vol. 15, Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors, 1929, Lucian Lamar Knight ed.)][At the time of the biographical sketch, Coyner was living in Memphis, Tennessee.]

[W. Stewart Wallace, A Dictionary of North American Authors Deceased Before 1950 100 (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1951) has an entry for Coyner but does not indicate the date of his death.] [We find no listings for Coyner's publications in the OCLC database.]

Charles L. Coyner
John Henry Brown, Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas 444 (1880)