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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.


Andrew CAIRNS, Committeeman
Roscoe PA- Washington County PA


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

Andrew CAIRNS, Committeeman/Miner, Roscoe PA- Washington County PA

SOURCE: The Charleroi Mail newspaper, Charleroi, Washington County PA, Monday, August 2, 1943,  page 6:


Pittsburgh, Aug. 2 -- (UP) Three additional coal miners, indicted by a Federal grand jury [sic] for violation of the War Labor Disputes Act, appeared at the U. S. Clerk of Courts' [possessive, sic] office here today and posted $1,000 bond each.

Their appearance left only three miners of the 30 indicted who have not yet appeared.  Two others, a man and wife accused of intimidating a witness, also have posted bond for trial.

The three men who appeared today are Ewing BELL, Elco [Pa], president of the Crescent 
No. 2 local, Andrew Cairns, of Roscoe [Pa], a committeeman, and Kenneth WRIGHT, of Stockdale [Pa], a committeeman.

The 30 men will be arraigned for pleas August 9 and a special trial will be held beginning September 1.

Read here about the War Labor Disputes Act (outside website).   Or read US WAR LABOR DISPUTES ACT: ACT JUNE 25, 1943, CH. 144, 57 STAT. 163 (outside website): Section 1508, act June 25, 1943, ch. 144,  8, 57 Stat. 167, related to notice of threatened interruptions in war production..

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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:

Researched by Judith Florian


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