I. Gwynn Gardiner,
who has been in charge of the File Room at the Central Office
since November 28, 1925, has been retired, effective September
30, 1930, on account of ill health. He was born August 22, 1862,
in Charles County, Md. Mr. Gardiner entered the Signal Corps on
May 19, 1885, and served at various stations in the field as well
as at the Central Office. His longer field assignments were at
Fort Sully, Charlotte, Knoxville, and Montgomery.
I. Gwynn Gardiner, who was retired in September 1930, after
a period of 45 years in the Weather and Signal Corps, died October
23, 1932, at the U.S. Soldiers' Home Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1931]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1932]
Charles C. Garrett,
official in charge of the Walla Walla station, died at Santa
Cruz, Calif., on June 16, 1942. He was born in Boise, Idaho,
on March 9, 1880. His service in the Weather Bureau began at
Boise on October 7, 1898, and he was later assigned as assistant
at Spokane, Denver , and Lincoln and as official in charge at
Independence and Walla Walla. He has been in charge of the latter
station since July 30, 1913.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1942]
Pete J. Garcia,
of the Galveston station, died September 20, 1921. Mr. Garcia
was born in Galveston in 1904, and entered the Weather Bureau
June 1, 1921. September 1921
John S. Garrason,
of the Charleston station, died June 1, 1922, at Boston, where
he had recently gone for treatment of an ailment of several
years' standing. Mr. Garrason was born in Covington County,
Ala., on January 13, 1880; entered the Weather Bureau July 1,
1905, and served as assistant at Key West, Tampa, Mobile, and
Charleston. In 1919 he was placed in charge of the Pensacola
station, and was transferred to Charleston in charge, early
in 1920. May 1922
Richard M. Geddings
retired from the Weather Bureau July 27, 1922, because of total
disability. He was born at Charleston, S.C., on August 20, 1858.
Mr. Geddings enlisted in the Signal Corps July 29, 1881; and
served at the Central Office 1885-1893, 1905-1913, and 1915-1917,
and at southern and West Indian stations for varying periods.
He was in charge at Asheville from 1902 to 1905, and at Macon
Mr. Geddings served as assistant surgeon with the Army in Porto
Rico during the Spanish-American War. -- July 1922
Harry O. Geren, official in charge of the New
Haven station, died at his home in Hamden, Conn., on July 17,
1942. Mr. Geren was born in Columbus, Ohio, on December 2, 1877.
Mr. Geren entered the Weather Bureau service as observer at
Boston, on August 1, 1899. He later served as assistant at Columbus,
Havana, Phoenix, and Chicago, and as official in charge at Cienfuegas,
Reno, Rapid City, Sioux City, Columbia, S.C., Erie, Trenton,
Ithaca, and New Haven. He was assigned to the latter station
on June 16, 1942.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1942]
Thomas Gibson, assistant observer, died
at Portland, Oreg., on July 7, 1919. He was born in Philadelphia,
Pa., on February 15, 1847. He served in the Ninth United States
Infantry from June 5, 1867, to June 5, 1870, and enlisted in
the Signal Corps on May 16, 1874. He had continuous service
in the Signal Corps until July 1, 1891, when he became a civilian
member of the newly organized Weather Bureau. Mr. Gibson had
duty at 23 stations either as assistant or official in charge,
his entire service with exception of brief details in Washington,
Pittsburgh, and Baltimore, being west of the Mississippi. --
Elvin J. Glass,who
was retired October 1927, died February 28, 1935, at the age of
77. A notice of his retirement and a brief outline of his services
will be found in Topics and Personnel for October 1927.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January
John W. Glenn, Jr.,
junior observer at Big Spring, Tex., died June 15, 1941, while
en route to his home in Tyler, Tex. He was born in Longview,
Tex., on January 11, 1919. Mr. Glenn entered the Weather Bureau
service as junior observer on May 1, 1940, at Big Spring and
his entire service was at that place.
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, October 1941]
assistant foreman of laborers at the Central Office, was voluntarily
retired at the termination of June 30, 1944. He was born at West
Appomattox, Va., on June 19, 1879. Mr. Glover entered the Weather
Bureau as unskilled laborer on November 1, 1904, and served continuously
at the Central Office from that date until his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August
Justin R. Goodlaxson
died at Oklahoma City, Okla., on October 19, 1930. Mr. Goodlaxson
entered the Weather Bureau service as a junior observer on July
16, 1930, and served at Oklahoma City station from that date until
the time of his death.
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, October 1930]
- Born April 16, 1842, at Wilmington, Del.; served in Fifty-second
Kentucky Volunteers August 1, 1863, to March 11, 1865; enlisted
in Signal Corps February 29, 1872; transferred to Weather Bureau
July 1, 1891, since which time he has served at the Keokuk station.
[Retirement announcement.] -- July 1920
Mr. Frederic Z. Gosewisch, one of the veterans of the weather
service, died November 13, 1921, at Keokuk, Iowa. Mr. Gosewisch
entered the Signal Corps February 29, 1872, and was in charge
at Keokuk from 1881 until shortly before his retirement in 1920.