George W. Johnson was
retired, effective June 17, 1921, on account of total disability.
He was born July 28, 1861, in Marengo County, Ala; entered the
Weather Bureau July 3, 1918, after 20 years' service in the State,
War, and Navy Building, and served as fireman and watchman at
the Central Office until retired. October 1921
Mr. Alvin M. Jones,
hand compositor (journeyman) at Columbia, S.C., was retired at
the termination of August 28, 1946, on account of disability.
He was born in Johnston, S.C., on October 19, 1891, and entered
the Weather Bureau on November 11, 1942, as printer, by transfer
from the Government Printing Office. His entire Weather Bureau
service was in Columbia, S.C.
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, October 1946, p.72]
mystery of the disappearance of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Foster Jones,only white persons on
Attu at the time of the Japanese invasion, was solved with the
entrance of American troops into the village of Attu. The Joneses
both attempted suicide by slashing their wrists. Mr. Jones succeeded,
but his wife recovered and is now in a concentration camp at Zentsuji,
Japan. The 42 Aleutians taken from Attu were reported to be on
Mr. Jones was the Weather Bureau observer at Attu. (Paraphrased
from an article in the Washington Post, June 21, 1943.)
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September
at Portland, Me., on November 18, 1861; enlisted in the Signal
Corps on October 11, 1883; after the usual period of instruction
at Fort Myer, he served as assistant or official in charge at
Memphis, Little Rock, Boston, Green Mountain, Me., Woods Hole,
Albany, Moorhead, Portland, Me., and Nashville, being in charge
of the latter station from November, 1915, until the time of his
retirement. Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.
Edward P. Jones, who was retird on June 30, 1932, died at the
U.S. Soldiers' Home in Washington, D.C., on March 1, 1937. A
notice of his retirement and an outline of his service will
be found in the June 1932 issue of Topics and personnel.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel,
Mr. Harris A. Jones,
meteorologist in charge of the Elkins station, retired voluntarily
at the termination of December 31, 1945. He was born on April
10, 1877, at Cockrum, Miss., and entered the Weather Bureau on
July 10, 1905, as assistant observer at Key West. He later served
at New Orleans, Galveston, Fort Worth, Brawley, Salt Creek Trestle,
Rio Grande National Forest, Denver, Memphis, Wagon Wheel Gap,
Elkins, Honolulu, and Detroit. In September, 1920, he was transferred
in charge of Elkins, where he remained until his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January
1946, p. 8]
James M. Jones,
meteorologist for 30 years in charge of the Eureka, Calif., station
retired at the end of March after 47 years in the Bureau. Mr.
Jones is author of several papers on thunderstorms, coastal weather,
winds, and sound reflections, outstanding weather seasons, and
prediction of seasonal precipitation, in coastal California. He
also published a paper on "Some of the ways a Weather Bureau station
serves the Public" (Bulletin, Dec., 1931, pp. 211-213).
[Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,
Volume 26, May, 1945. P. 159.]