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Mrs. Ada Fleming, junior laborer at the Central Office, was retired at the termination of February 28, 1942. She was born in Kinston, N.C., on February 25, 1877. Her services in the Weather Bureau began as chairwoman on October 21, 1916. Her entire period of Government service was in the Central Office.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1942]




Messrs. Luther H. Brady, Lester S. Fodor, George F. Kubach, and Edward Weber, who were engaged in ocean-weather duty, were officially reported missing when the Coast Guard cutter to which they were attached, was lost in the North Atlantic. In accordance with regulations of the Navy Department, their deaths are presumed to have occurred on September 10, 1943. Regret for their loss and sympathy to their families has been expressed by the Weather Bureau.

Mr. Brady was born in Atlanta, Ga., on October 12, 1914. His service in the Weather Bureau began at Savannah, Ga., on December 13, 1939 as minor observer. He was later transferred to Washington National Airport and Boston Airport. At the time of his death he was an assistant observer at the latter station.

Mr. Fodor was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 29, 1915. His service in the Weather Bureau began at Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 14, 1938, as junior observer. He later served at the Buffalo and Boston Airports and was assigned to the latter station as observer at the time of his death.

Mr. Kubach was born in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 22, 1918. His service in the Weather Bureau began as under observer at Akron, Ohio, on January 25, 1939. He was later assigned to the Syracuse and Boston Airports and was an assistant observer at the latter place at the time of his death.

Mr. Weber was born in New York, N.Y., on May 2, 1918. His entire service in the Weather Bureau, which began on January 3, 1942, was at the Boston Airport at which station he was a junior observer at the time of his death. Prior to his appointment he was an airway observer at Boston from March 3, 1941 to January 2, 1942.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1944]


Mr. Thomas W. Fraber, who was retired at the termination of August 20, 1922, died at his home in Washington, D. C., on October 17, 1940. A notice of his retirement and an outline of his service will be found in Topics and Personnel for August 1922.



Mr. Fred L. Francis, of the Central Office, died February 8, 1925, of pneumonia. He was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, on February 2, 1866. Mr. Francis entered the bureau on September 13, 1893, at Washington, where he served continuously. [Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1925]



Robert P. Friedman, assistant observer. Mr. Friedman was in the Engineer Corps and was killed in action in France early in August. He enlisted May 1, 1917, and was among the first of the employees of the bureau that entered the military service after the declaration of war against Germany. He was appointed an assistant observer on April 6, 1916, and served at the Raleigh, N.C., station until October 21, 1916, when he was transferred to Charlotte, N.C., where he was on duty until his enlistment. -- September 1918


Mr. Harry A. Frise, first assistant at Richmond, Va., died April 12, 1931. He was born in Livingston County, Ill., on September 29, 1872. Mr. Frise entered the Weather Bureau Service on July 16, 1901, as assistant at Little Rock, and remained there until 1903; he served as assistant at Des Moines from 1903 to 1909; was in charge at Sheridan form 1909 to 1921, at which time he was transferred to Richmond. [Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1931]


Mr. Merton L. Fuller, official in charge of the Peoria, Ill., station, was retired at the termination of April 30, 1942. He was born in Wright County, Iowa, on April 4, 1872. Mr. Fuller entered the Weather Bureau service at Salt Lake City, Utah, as assistant, on August 15, 1902. He was later assistant at Springfield, Ill., Huron and Peoria and official in charge at Charles City, Canton and Peoria. He has been at the latter station since 1909. [Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1942]



Mr. William D. Fuller
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in charge at Taylor, Tex., was retired July 31, 1926, because of ill health. He was born at Deering, N.H., on November 26, 1860. Enlisting in the Signal Corps on March 21, 1885, he was assigned successively to Fort Myer and several western stations until leaving the service in 1888. In 1899 he returned, and was stationed at Los Angeles until 1909 and from 1910 to 1915, at Eastport in charge until 1917, at Pueblo in charge until 1921, and thereafter at Taylor.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1926]



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