was retired at the termination of August 31, 1933, in accordance
with the provisions of section 8 (a) of the Independent Offices
Appropriation Act, he having served over 30 years and the station
at which he was serving being closed. He was born at Lancaster,
Wisc., on September 10, 1870. Mr. Cover was appointed as assistant
observer on April 12, 1892, and served as assistant at Boston,
New York, Milwaukee, and Duluth, and as official in charge at
Hannibal and Tacoma, serving at the latter station since July
30, 1903. Before entering the Weather Bureau Mr. Cover was employed
in the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Entomology of the Department
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August
Henry J. Cox,
forecaster at Chicago for 31 years, died January 7, 1930.
Cox was born at Newton, Mass., on April 5, 1863. In 1884 he
was graduated from Harvard University, and on August 1, of the
same year, entered the Signal Service. After the usual training
at Fort Myer and short assignments at Chicago and Boston, he
opened the station at Northfield and had charge thereof until
1888, when he was transferred to New Haven, in charge. In 1894
he was transferred to Chicago as assistant to the forecaster,
and, on creation of the North Central Forecast District, in
1898, was placed in charge.
addition to the Harvard A.B., Professor Cox had the degrees
of A.M. and Sc. D., received from Norwich University in 1887
and 1914 respectively. He was past president of the Geographic
Society of Chicago.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January
Mr. William C. Cox,
scientific aid in the Synoptic Reports and Forecasts Division,
retired at the termination of January 31, 1945. He was born at
Columbus, Ind., on January 29, 1875, and entered the Weather Bureau
on August 16, 1923, as clerk. His entire service was at the Central
Office, his designation being change to Scientific Aid in 1925.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February
Lydia M. Crabbs,
junior laborer (charwoman), at the Central Office, was retired
at the termination of June 30, 1935. She was born in Frederick
County, Md., on June 11, 1870, and was employed as charwoman at
the Central Office from May 1, 1906, to the date of her retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1935]
was retired in February, 1928, after a period of more than 54
years of service in the Weather Bureau, died April 2, 1932, at
Seattle, Wash., probably as a result of being struck by an automobile
about three weeks before. A notice of retirement and outline of
service may be found in TOPICS AND PERSONNEL for February, 1928.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March