George W. Felger,
observer, died in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 1920.
Mr. Felger was born in Washington, D.C., on September 4, 1874.
His services in the Signal Corps and Weather Bureau were continuous
until February 24, 1920, when he was furloughed because of illness.
Mr. Felger's record is unique in that, during continuous service
of 46 years, he served at only four stations (instruction period
at Fort Whipple not included), Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md.,
Grand Haven, Mich., and Wilmington, N.C. He was in charge of the
Wilmington station from July 9, 1900, until furloughed. Mr. Felger
suffered a stroke of paralysis on January 21, from which he did
not recover. -- March 1920
Francis F. Fennelly,
printer, at the Kansas City, Mo., station, died January 19, 1933.
He was born at Chicago, Ill., February 27, 1902. Mr. Fennelly
entered the Weather Bureau service on March 10, 1919, and served
continuously at the Kansas City, Mo., station.
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, January 1933]
Timothy D. Firestone,
at the Keokuk station, died February 2, 1936. He was born at
Cooney, Ohio, on November 22, 1975. Mr. Firestone entered the
service June 30, 1906, serving as assistant at Madison, Duluth,
Indianapolis, Hannibal and Keokuk.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1936]
died at Tampa on June 2, 1924. He was born April 30, 1855, at
St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Fisher enlisted in the Tenth Infantry in 1872
and was transferred to the Signal Service on November 30, 1880.
Thereafter he served at St. Louis and Washington, was in charge
at Augusta from 1885 to 1910, and was connected with the Tampa
station from 1910 until his death.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1925]
J. Fitzgerald - Born June 15, 1848, in Ireland; served
in United States Army February 5, 1868, to February 13, 1871;
Signal Corps February 13, 1871, to February 16, 1898; was watchman
in State, War, and Navy Building, June 2, 1913, to January 31,
1914; entered Weather Bureau August 1, 1914, since which time
he has been assigned to Buffalo. [Retirement announcement.] --
J. Fitzgerald, observer, died November 4, 1918. Mr. Fitzgerald
was one of the oldest men in point of service in the Weather
Bureau, having been assigned to Fort Whipple for instructions
on May 20, 1874. He had many assignments covering nearly all
parts of the country, but for the past 22 years he was on duty
at Chicago, Ill. Up to his last illness, which resulted in his
death, he was absent on account of sickness only 6 days in 44
years and he took pride in the fact that during this entire
time he never missed an observation. -- October 1918
John C. Fisher,
official in charge of the Ithaca, N.Y., station, was voluntarily
retired at the termination of March 31, 1942. He was born in
Beirut, Syria, on March 11, 1886. Mr. Fisher entered the Weather
Bureau service at Washington, D.C., on January 20, 1910, as
assistant observer. He subsequently served as assistant at Madison,
Detroit, Fort Smith, and Ithaca and as official in charge at
Syracuse, Columbus, and Ithaca. May 1942.
John C. Fisher, who was retired at the termination of March
31, 1942, died at his home in Drummond, Mich., on February 25,
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, May 1943]