William H. C. Holst,
senior engineering draftsman at the Central Office, was retired
at the termination of February 28, 1941, on account of disability.
He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 12, 1881. Mr.
Holst entered the Weather Bureau service as clerk ( copyist, topographic
draftsman ) at the Central Office on May 5, 1922. Prior to his
appointment to the Weather Bureau he was employed in the Post
Office Department from March 22, 1920, to May 4, 1922.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1941]
John K. Hooper, meteorologist, died at
Burlington, Vt., on April 4, 1919. Mr. Hooper was born at Portland,
Me., on April 17, 1870, and entered the Weather Bureau as aerial
observer on March 9, 1898. He was a member of what was known as
the "Kite Class," a group of assistant observers assigned to Arlington,
Va., for instruction in kite flying , when the aerial observation
work by the bureau was begun. Later he served successively at
Sault Ste. Marie, Detroit, Philadelphia, and New Haven as assistant,
and at Canton and Burlington as official in charge. He was in
charge of the latter station from September 17, 1909, until his
death. -- April 1919
S. Hotze - Born January 4, 1844, at Mobile, Ala.; employed
in Census Office July 1, 1890, and later in same year as clerk
in Signal Corps; transferred to Weather Bureau July 1, 1891; and
served since that time at Central Office. [Retirement announcement.]
-- July 1920
Mark S. Howard, observer, died September
28, 1918, at Hatteras, N.C. While on leave of absence he contracted
influenza which developed into pneumonia immediately after his
return to duty, and his death resulted within a few days. Mr.
Howard was appointed on April 24, 1906, and served as assistant
at various stations until September 27, 1917, when he was placed
in charge at Hatteras, N.C. -- September 1918
Born at Ludlow, Vt., on February 2, 1862; enlisted in the Signal
Corps on July 29, 1890; served as assistant at Boston and New
York, N. Y., and as official in charge at Concord and Parkersburg,
being in charge of the latter station from December, 1905, until
the time of his retirement. Retired at the termination of June
Henry C. Howe, who was retired at the termination of June 30,
1932, died at his home in Parkersburg, W. Va., on March 7, 1938.
An outline of his service and a notice of his retirement will
be found in the June 1932 issue of Topics and Personnel.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March 1938]
Everett H. Hughes,
senior mechanic at the Central Office, retired at the termination
of October 31, 1946, at the age of 70 and with over 49 years service
in the Weather Bureau. Mr. Hughes was born on October 1, 1876,
at Pulaski, Ind. He was continuously employed in the Weather Bureau
from July 1, 1897, in various capacities, such as laborer, messenger,
watchman, mechanic, including services as captain of the watch
and supervision of the carpenter shop; and for a number of years
was responsible for most of the repair and maintenance work at
the Central Office. His entire service was at the Central Office
in Washington, D.C., except for a short period (August 5, 1903
to March 4, 1904) at Mount Weather, Va. His service in the Bureau
covered an unusually long period and was unique. He left a commendable
record of fidelity and loyalty to duty.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, November 1946, p.79]