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Mr. Frank H. Coleman, official in charge of the Milwaukee station, was retired at the termination of June 30, 1943 after 43 years of service. He was born in Anderson, Mich., on June 29, 1873. His service in the Weather Bureau began as observer at Montgomery on August 8, 1900. He was subsequently assigned to the New Orleans, Little Rock, Huron, and Grand Rapids as assistant and to Saginaw, Scranton, and Milwaukee as official in charge. He has been at the latter station since April 29, 1930. Prior to his appointment in the Weather Bureau, Mr. Coleman was employed in the Post Office Department in Lansing, Mich., from July 1, 1891 to April 15, 1893.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1944]



Mr. James F. Collins
, skilled mechanic, died at Washington, D.C., on April 28, 1919. Mr. Collins was born in New York City on February 28, 1842, and entered the Weather Bureau on November 1, 1891, as carpenter. He was in charge of the carpenter shop at the Central Office from September 23, 1907, until his death. -- April 1919



Mr. McLin S. Collom, official in charge of the Evansville, Ind., station, died January 24, 1937. He was born at Paris, Ill., on February 28, 1880. Mr. Collom entered the service as messenger at Houghton, Mich., on July 25, 1900, and served in that capacity until April 12, 1902. He reentered the service on January 12, 1907 as assistant observer at Vicksburg, Miss., and later served at Little Rock, Denver, Wagon Wheel Gap, Lander, and Evansville. His death, which occurred in line of duty in connection with his strenuous activities during the disastrous flood of this month, is a distinct loss to this Bureau, which he served faithfully for more than 31 years.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1937]



Frederick W. Conrad retired December 31, 1923. He was born at Philadelphia, Pa., on January 28, 1852. Mr. Conrad enlisted in the Signal Corps on November 10, 1871, one year earlier than any man now serving in the Weather Bureau; but owing to two intervals between enlistments, he ranked fifth in length of service among the men connected with the Bureau at the time of his retirement. Sergeant Conrad served with the Signal Corps section at the Centennial Exposition of 1876. In addition to a number of shorter assignments, he was in charge at Des Moines from 1881 to 1886, at Detroit from 1886 to 1888, and at Green Bay from 1891 to 1896 and from 1899 until his retirement.

Mr. Frederick W. Conrad, who was retired in December, 1923, after a period of about 49 years of service in the Weather Bureau and the Signal Corps, died May 1, 1932, at the U.S. Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C. A notice of retirement and retirement and outline of service will be found in TOPICS AND PERSONNEL for December, 1923.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December 1923]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August 1932]




Mr. Fred Cone, official in charge of the Green Bay station, died at his home on July 4, 1941. He was born in San Antonio, Tex., on September 29, 1892. Mr. Cone entered the Weather Bureau service at Louisville as assistant observer on July 12, 1922, and later served at Terre Haute, Des Moines, and Green Bay. He had been in charge of the later station since April 5, 1929. Prior to his appointment in the Weather Bureau he served in the Army from May 4, 1915, to June 26, 1920.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August 1941






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