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Mr. 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




Mr. 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]


Mr. Timothy D. Firestone, assistant 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.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1936]



Mr. David Fisher 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.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1925]



James 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.] -- July 1920

Mr. John 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


Mr. 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.

Mr. John C. Fisher, who was retired at the termination of March 31, 1942, died at his home in Drummond, Mich., on February 25, 1943.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1943]




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