Amber Berneice Cairns

8 June 1918–January 1985 (Age 66)
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Amber Berneice

When Amber Berneice Cairns was born on 8 June 1918, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, William Robert Cairns, was 34 and her mother, Lillian May Mathews, was 40. She married Pershing George Scott on 30 August 1941, in Tipton, Cedar, Iowa, United States. She lived in Linn Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Earlville, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in January 1985, at the age of 66.

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Pershing George Scott
Amber Berneice Cairns
Marriage: 30 August 1941

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30 August 1941
Tipton, Cedar, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from Gaelic carn ‘cairn’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a cairn, i.e. a pile of stones raised as a boundary marker or a memorial.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Amber Cairns in household of Gus R Schwandt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Amber Cairns in household of William R Cairns, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Amber Berneice Cairns, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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