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Norman B. Conger - Born in Richland County, Ohio, on September 7, 1859, enlisted in the Signal Corps on August 28, 1878; after the usual period of instruction at Fort Whipple, he served as assistant at Detroit and as official in charge at Duluth, Lansing, and Detroit, being in charge at the latter station from July, 1891, until the time of his retirement, with the exception of the period from January, 1892, to May, 1893, when he was assigned to the Central Office. Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.

Mr. Norman B. Conger, who was retired June 30, 1932, died at his home in Highland Park, Mich., on August 17, 1937. A notice of his retirement and an outline of his service in the Bureau will be found in Topics and Personnel for June 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1930]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August 1937]

Mr. Patrick Connor,
who has been in charge at Kansas City, Mo., since November 16, 1889, was retired August 31, 1930. He was born in Ireland on March 17, 1855. Mr. Connor entered the Signal Corps on March 4, 1876, and spent the usual training period at Fort Whipple. Except for his long assignment at Kansas City, Mr. Connor's service consisted mostly of short assignments, the longer of which were Toledo, Ohio, where he served as assistant, and Des Moines, Iowa, Fort Grant, Ariz., and Shreveport, La., where he was in charge.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August 1930]

Mr. Maurice Connell retired from the Weather Bureau March 31, 1921, on account of total disability, under the provisions of the Act of May 22, 1920.

Mr. Connell was born February 1, 1852, in Ireland. After serving ten years with the Third United States Cavalry and three years with the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, he entered the Signal Corps December 9, 1884, and was transferred to the Weather Bureau in 1891. Since 1885 he has been stationed in California, bening in charge at Eureka from 1888 to 1894, at Red Bluff from 1894 to 1905, and at San Jose thereafter.

When Lieutenant Greely was sent by the Signal Corps in 1881 to establish a polar station near Lady Franklin Bay, Mr. Connell was one of the twenty-odd men selected to accompany him, and was one of the seven survivors rescued three years later by the relief expedition. -- April 1921

Mr. Maurice Connell, who retired from the Weather Bureau on March 31, 1921, after serving thirty-six years, died on June 3 at his home in San Jose, Cal. His service with the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-1884 and the Weather Bureau is briefly outlined in the April number of Topics and Personnel. -- June 1921

Mr. Thomas J. Considine died suddenly at Amarillo, Tex., on January 10, 1925. He was born July 12, 1856, at Rochester, N.Y. After serving five years in the Eighteenth Infantry and a similar period in the Fifth Cavalry, he enlisted in the Signal Corps on November 1, 1883. In addition to several shorter assignments, he was connected with the Central Office from 1885 to 1888. From 1890 to 1895 he was in charge at Tampa, then at Erie until 1905, and at Amarillo since 1906.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1925]

Mrs. Margaret E. Conway
, observer, in charge of the station at Narragansett Pier, R.I., died May 25, 1918. Mrs. Conway was the only woman observer in the Weather Bureau. She was appointed July 1, 1891, and was placed in charge of the station at Narragansett Pier, succeeding her husband who was for many years a member of the Signal Corps and who remained with that branch of the Government service when the Weather Bureau was separated from the Army and became part of the Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Conway's entire service was at that station. She was an expert telegraph operator and handled all of the Government business transmitted over the Weather Bureau cable connecting Block Island and Narragansett Pier. -- May 1918

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