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Mr. 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 at Richmond.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March 1930]


Harry S. Evans, 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]



Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1930]



Mr. 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.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March 1942]




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 Baltimore.

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.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December 1936]


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