Howard W. Dickson,
lithographic pressman at the Central Office, retired voluntarily
at the termination of December 31, 1945. He was born on October
4, 1879, in Sullivan County, Tenn., and entered the Weather Bureau
on December 1, 1909, His entire service was at the Central Office.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January
1946, p. 8]
clerk in the Central Office, was retired May 31, 1938, after more
than 50 years of Government service. Miss Diehl was born in Philadelphia,
Pa., on May 22, 1868. She entered the service at that place until
the time of her retirement. Prior to July 1, 1891, at which time
the duties of the Signal Corps were transferred to the Weather
Bureau, Miss Diehl served in that organization.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1938]
Charles Dill served in the Signal Corps
of the United States Army from April 2, 1864, to July 18, 1865,
and in the Signal Service from August 16, 1872, to November
9, 1885, when he left the service with an "Excellent" rating.
On April 1, 1897, he was reinstated as an observer in the Weather
Bureau. Mr. Dill served as an assistant or official in charge
at numerous stations, and was assistant at Kansas City, Mo.,
for nearly twelve years prior to his death, on October 13, 1915.
-- October 1915
Cornelius J. Doherty, official in charge at New Haven,
died October 2, 1935. He was born at Boston, Mass., on July 16,
1870. Mr. Doherty enlisted in the Signal Corps on October 14,
1889, and served as assistant at Boston, Huron, Chicago, and Philadelphia,
and as official in charge at New London (Conn.), Jupiter (Fla.),
Vineyard Haven (Mass.), Key West, Savannah, Reading, and New Haven.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October
William E. Donaldson, principal clerk,
at the Central Office, was retired at the termination of August
31, 1936. He was born on August 27, 1866, at New York, N.Y. Mr.
Donaldson enlisted in the Signal Corps on January 30, 1890, and
served as assistant at Grand Haven, Toledo, Omaha, Des Moines,
Ithaca, and Jacksonville, as official in charge at Scranton and
Binghamton, and as clerk at the Central Office, at which place
he served since June 2, 1905.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August
Charles A. Donnel,
official in charge of the Chicago station, retired voluntarily
effective at the termination of March 31, 1942. He was born in
Olean, N.Y., on March 7, 1881. Mr. Donnel entered the Weather
Bureau service as observer at Norfolk, Va., on July 16, 1902,
and later served as assistant at Key West, Charleston, Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh, Boise, Des Moines, Washington, and Chicago, and as
official in charge at Chicago. He has been at the latter station
since August 14, 1919.
Donnel completed forty years of service in the Weather Bureau,
over 20 years of which have been in important forecasting work
at the Chicago District Office. Fidelity to duty and efficiency
have been his criteria in service to the public, all of which
has been appreciated by the people and the Government.
Charles A. Donnel, who was retired at the termination of March
31, 1942, died at his home in Chicago, Ill., on October 29,
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June