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From time to time (rarely), I will look-up a few records for a family not related to me. I am too busy to do look-ups very often.  I decided to share some of the searches here that I've done.


1948 Andrew CAIRNS and other coal miners
Roscoe PA- Washington County PA


Background: The request came in an email.  
Requestor: Kenneth Leo McIntyre
Subject: Cairns Family of Washington Co. Pa.) 

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See 1948 article about Andrew CAIRNS and other miners, Washington County


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SOURCE: The Charleroi Mail newspaper, Charleroi, Washington County PA, Saturday, Feb. 7, 1948, page 1:

As posted on the Washington County Message Board at Rootsweb:

This newspaper image is one of the larger ones, so I'm posting it here. 


The article transcript follows:

The Charleroi Mail newspaper, Charleroi Pa, Saturday, Feb. 7, 1948, page 1:

(title)General Chairman Edward Yablonski Announces Plans to Hold Miners' Holiday Parade At Brownsville [Pa]-- (subtitle) APRIL 1 TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY FOR WORKERS (end titles)--

Preliminary plans for a gigantic MITCHELL Day celebration in Brownsville [Pa] April 1 were completed at a meeting of the committee in the office of Burgess Walter L. STUART, Brownsville [Pa], last night.

Edward YABLONSKI is serving as general chairman of the committee.

All locals from District 4 and 5 will be represented in the mammoth (sic) parade being arranged. A number of high school bands from the area are being invited to help make the celebration one of the best in years.

Preliminary plans call for the parade to start at the top of Market street at Brownsville [Pa] and continue down the hill to Market street and to the old athletic field. A speaking program is being planned and will take place at the old athletic field.

A general meeting of all officials from Districts 4 and 5 will be held Sunday, March 7, at the Moose home, Brownsville [Pa]. Complete plans for the celebration will be made.

Assisting Mr. YABLONSKI in arranging for the parade and speaking program are:

Finance-- Robert GOULD, chairman; Al LAME, Andrew CAIRNS, Kenny WRIGHT, James BROWN.

Publicity -- George MARCHINES, Sam SIMON, John DURGINES, John SAGER, Frank KITKA, Alex KONICK, Howard ELLIS.

Also assisting in arrangements are Burgess STUART, Police Chief John DONALDSON, Ed HUDSON and John LYNGEL, secretary.


Researched and transcribed by Judy Florian.
Not related and I have no other information.

This was found during a look-up for a family member. This and other CAIRNS items are posted as of Sept. 1st 2008 on the Washington County PAGenWeb site at:

The Census images are too large to attach here (because they take room on my harddrive).  Visit to get the images.


Researched by Judith Florian




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