Edward A. Evans,
in charge at Richmond for 34 years, died March 28, 1930, from
injuries received when struck by an automobile a day or so previously.
Mr. Evans was born at Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 1, 1858. He entered
the Signal Corps December 16, 1879. After a number of short assignments
and an assignment to the Central Office from 1882 to 1885, Mr.
Evans was in charge at Detroit from 1889 to 1895, and thereafter
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meteorological aid at the Paso Robles Airport, died on September
13, 1946. He was born on August 27, 1921, at Bakersfield, Calif.
Mr. Evans entered the Weather Bureau on September 20, 1944, as
an observer at Los Angeles (Pacific Palisades). He subsequently
served at Daggett, Sandberg, and Paso Robles, Calif.
[Weather Bureau Topics and
Personnel, October 1946, p.73]
William H. Fallon,
in charge at Yankton since 1912, was retired May 18, 1930. He
was born May 23, 1857, at Ellicott City, Md. Mr. Fallon entered
the Signal Corps on September 8, 1880, and spent the usual training
period at Fort Whipple, followed by a number of short assignments.
Beginning with 1888, his longer assignments, in charge, were
at Duluth, Sault Ste. Marie, Wilmington, Grand Haven, Modena,
and finally Yankton.
William H. Fallon, who was retired on May 18, 1930, died at
the Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Tex., on November 27,
1938. Interment will be in Yankton, S. Dak., at which place
Mr. Fallon was official in charge from 1912 to 1930. An outline
of his service and a notice of his retirement will be found
in the May 1930 issue of Topics and Personnel.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1930]
Leo J. Fangman, who was retired on February
28, 1937 died at his home in Nashua, Iowa, on February 13, 1942.
An outline of his service and a notice of his retirement will
be found in TOPICS and PERSONNEL for February 1937.
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Fassig, Oliver L.: Born
at Columbus, Ohio, on April 5, 1860; entered the Signal Corps
at Washington, D. C., on January 12, 1883; he was assigned to
Fort Myer for instruction in May, 1883; returned to the Central
Office for duty during January, 1884; transferred to New Haven
as assistant in December 1885; returned to the Central Office
in August 1887; served as bibliographer and librarian from June,
1888, to February, 1896; then followed assignments as assistant
at Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Mount Weather, and official in
charge at Baltimore and San Juan until June 26, 1930, with the
exception of two periods of leave without pay - from April 1,
1896, to March 31, 1897, when he was on furlough for the purpose
of carrying on studies in Europe; and from April 1 to December
31, 1918, during which time he served as instructor at the Signal
Corps School of Meteorology, College Station, Tex. Dr. Fassig
was Chief of the Climatological Division at the Central Office
from July, 1930, to the time of his retirement. Retired at the
termination of June 30, 1932.
Oliver Lanard Fassig, retired, died at the Emergency Hospital,
Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening, December 6, 1936, as a
result of being struck by an automobile Friday, November 20.
Dr. Fassig was born at Columbus, Ohio, on April 5, 1860; graduated
B.S., Ohio State University, 1882, and Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
University, 1899. He also took special courses at Yale and at
the University of Berlin. On September 14, 1989, he married
Ann Green McCoy, of Annapolis, Md., who survives him.
Dr. Fasssig's official meteorological service began on January
12, 1883, when he entered the Signal Corps at Washington, D.C.
In the following May he was assigned to Fort Myer for instruction,
but returned to the Central Office for duty in January 1884.
In December 1885 he was sent to New Haven as assistant. In August
1887 he returned to the Central Office where he was bibliographer
and librarian from June 1888 to February 1896. He then served
as assistant at Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Mount Weather.
He was in charge of the station at Baltimore from June 5, 1900,
to July 14, 1905; May 31, 1907, to April 2, 1909, and August
10, 1912, to April 14, 1919, and of the station at San Juan,
Puerto Rico, from April 2, 1909, to August 10, 1912,and April
14, 1919, to June 10, 1930, where he had general charge of the
West Indian and Caribbean service. Both of these stations, Baltimore
and San Juan, he found most agreeable, and at each he did exceptionally
good work in climatology. On leaving San Juan he came once more
to the Central Office, this time as Chief of the Climatological
Division, which position he retained until his retirement on
June 30, 1932.
During his connection with the Weather Bureau he was twice furloughed-April
1, 1896, to March 31, 1897, to enable him to pursue certain
studies in Europe, and April 1 to December 31, 1918, when he
was chief instructor in the School of Meteorology of the Signal
Corps, U.S.A., at College Station, Tex. He also was a member
of the Siegler Arctic Relief Expedition in 1905.
During his stay in Baltimore he gave instruction in meteorology
at the Johns Hopkins University, and was meteorologist for the
Maryland State Weather Service. It was in this connection that
he wrote his exhaustive report on the climate and weather of
Almost immediately on retiring from the Weather Bureau, Dr.
Fassig was appointed to the position of research associate at
the Blue Hill Observatory, Harvard. In this capacity he prepared
an elaborate study of the climate of Puerto Rico, and had it
practically ready for the printer at the time of his death.
It will be published, fortunately, even if lacking some of the
author's finishing touches.
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