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barbara
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Employees Relief Fund
31. May 2006 at 17:28
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I have a quick question about the Employees Relief Fund - was it in operation by 1876?  My gg-grandfather Leonard Townsend died in 1876 during a construction project in the mine.  I have wondered how his widow and children managed after that.   Leonard's wife Sarah Elizabeth Boss Townsend never remarried.  According to Our Goodly Heritage, she was given 100 acres by her father Nathan Boss.  So she was a land-owner and according to the 1881 census she was also a dress-maker.  Perhaps she also had a little money from the employees relief fund.

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Reply #1 - 01. Jun 2006 at 20:19
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Hi Barbara:
    No the Employees' Relief Fund of the Cumberland Railway and Coal Company didn't come into being until January 1886.  It was to provide a Fund to provide relief to the employees and their families in cases of sickness, accident or death.  In 1917 the name was changed to The Dominion Coal Company Employees' Benefit Society.

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