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    Cambria Freeman, 30 Jul 1909, Contributed by Patty Millich

Robert Pitcairn Dead

Robert Pitcairn, for 52 years connected with PRR and for many years a general superintendent of that corporation, died at his home in Pittsburg Sunday at the age of 73. Mr. Pitcairn retired three years ago on account of ill health. Mr. Pitcairn was born in Scotland. After coming to this country with his parents, he learned telegraphy and later entered the service of the PRR company. His connection with that corporation gave him an opportunity to accumulate vast wealth by engaging in coal traffic which the inter-state commerce commission declared illegal. Like other railroad men "on the inside" he had no use for the small or independent operator.

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