Elinor Martineau Coyle (Elinor Coyle)

Elinor Martineau Coyle

Author, photographer, and historian of St. Louis, Missouri. Elinor Martineau Coyle was a pioneer in the St. Louis Renaissance Movement of the 1950s to the 1970s. She wrote and took photographs for a number of books about St. Louis history, including “Old St. Louis Homes 1764-1865: The Stories They Tell,”  “St. Louis: Portrait of a River City,” “St. Louis Homes, 1866-1916: The Golden Age” and “St. Louis Treasures.” All of her books were published by her husband, Charles S. Coyle, founder of the Folkestone Press. She also did collaborative work for a book on the Cupples House and for a book on the St. Louis World’s Fair. She and her husband led more than a dozen tours to Europe and she gave many local tours and lectures. In the 1960’s her photograph collection was exhibited at the St. Louis Art Museum. In 1991, she donated the collection and her manuscripts to the St. Louis Public Library. (bio by: Matthew Coyle)  Family links:  Parents:  Pierre A. Martineau (1866 – 1944)  Ellen Carmichael Bird Martineau (1869 – 1943)  Spouse:  Charles Struckman Coyle (1908 – 1996)  Siblings:  Eugene Bird Martineau (1891 – 1980)*  Paul Martineau (1893 – 1903)*  Mary Martineau Edgerton (1896 – 1980)*  Pierre D Martineau (1905 – 1964)*  James A Martineau (1906 – 2004)*  Elinor Martineau Coyle (1909 – 1997) *Calculated relationshipCause of death: Cancer


  • June, 07, 1909
  • USA


  • August, 08, 1997
  • USA

Cause of Death

  • Cancer


  • Bellefontaine Cemetery
  • Missouri
  • USA

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