in charge of the forecast map force of the Central Office, died
of pneumonia on April 1, 1924. Mr. Goucher was born in Ireland
on October 5, 1860. He enlisted in the Signal Corps on January
15, 1886; and in the same year, as heliograph operator, "rendered
most valuable service during the Geronimo campaign", in Arizona,
which resulted in the surrender of the hostile Apaches to General
Miles. He was in charge of the signal stations at Fort Bowie and
Fort Apache, Ariz., until 1891; was assigned to the New York station
from 1892 to 1903, and thereafter to the Central Office.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March
William H. Gould, printer at the San Francisco
station, serving under a continuance, was retired June 1, 1925,
on account of ill health. Mr. Gould was born at San Francisco,
Calif., on February 4, 1858. He entered the Weather Bureau May
17, 1921, as printer, and served only at San Francisco.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, March 1925]
Born at Monogahela, Pa., on October 23, 1859; enlisted in the
Signal Corps on July 23, 1883; after the usual period of instruction
at Fort Myer, he served as assistant at Atlanta, Hatteras, Pittsburgh,
and Duluth; in a clerical capacity at the Central Office; as
official in charge at Fort Stanton, Fort Smith, Pikes Peak,
Charlotte, Port Huron, Lexington, La Crosse, Charleston, Cheyenne,
and Phoenix, being in charge of the latter station from March,
1916, until the time of his retirement. Retired at the termination
of June 30, 1932.
Grant, who retired at the termination of June 30, 1932, died
in Roscoe, Pa., on May 31, 1946. A notice of his retirement
and outline of his service in the Bureau will be found in Topics
and Personnel for 1932.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]
Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1946, p.52]
Leslie G. Gray,
at the San Francisco station, was retired at the termination of
October 13, 1943 on account of disability. He was born in Champaign,
Ill., on April 2, 1902. His service in the Weather Bureau began
in San Francisco on July 16, 1925 as junior observer. He was subsequently
assigned to Mount Shasta and San Francisco. Mr. Gray was Western
Fire-weather Coordinator at the time of his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February
Richard W. Gray, senior
meteorologist in charge of the San Juan station, retired at the
termination of August 31, 1944 after more than 49 years of service.
He was born in Charlotte, N.C., on August 26, 1874 and entered
the Weather Bureau at Charlotte on July 11, 1895, as messsenger.
He subsequently served as assistant at Wilmington and Atlantic
City. In April 1911 he was placed in charge of the Miami station,
where he served until July 1935, when he was transferred to San
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, September 1944]
B. Green - Born December 11, 1849, at
Rockville, Md.; employed in Government Printing Office, May, 1886,
to July, 1887; enlisted in Signal Corps May 29, 1889; transferred
to Weather Bureau July 1, 1891; and has since served as compositor
at Central Office.
[Retirement announcement.] -- July 1920
William H. Green, junior meteorologist in charge
of the Abilene station, was voluntarily retired at the termination
of September 30, 1944. He was born in Madge Coleman County, Tex.,
on March 2, 1879 and entered the Weather Bureau at Key West on
July 1,1903, as assistant observer. He subsequently served at
Mobile, Havana, Montgomery, Knoxville, and Fort Worth. In December
1909 he was transferred to Abilene where he remained continuously,
being placed in charge in December 1912.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1944]