Born at Barnesville, Md., on June 15, 1861; enlisted in the Signal
Corps on May 8, 1879; after the usual period of instruction at
Fort Whipple he served as assistant at Philadelphia, Delaware
Breakwater, and Smithville until September 27, 1880, when he was
discharged; he reenlisted at Bismarck on October 4, 1880, after
which he served successively as official in charge at Fort Missoula
and Helena; clerical assistant at the Central Office, and official
in charge at Smithville and Wilmington until February, 1885, when
he was reassigned to the Central Office. At the time of his retirement
he was Assistant Chief of the Instrument Division. Retired at
the termination of June 30, 1932.
H. Jones, who was retired on June 30, 1932, died at his home
in Washington, D.C., on September 2, 1935. A brief outline of
Mr. Jones' services will be found in the June 1932 issue of
Topics and Personnel.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1935]
Lulu R. Jones, under observer at the
Eureka station, was voluntarily retired at the termination of
June 30, 1943. She was born in Dallas, Tex., on August 26, 1879.
Mrs. Jones was appointed to the Weather Bureau on September 12,
1924 and her entire service has been at the Eureka station.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February
- It is with regret that the death of Mr. Levi A. Judkins is announced.
Mr. Judkins entered the Signal Corps on March 10, 1890, and has
had assignments to a number of important stations. For a number
of years he has been in failing health. He died on January 27,
1917, at Atlantic City, N.J., where he has served continuously
as official in charge since February 10, 1906. -- January 1917
meteorologist, died in Washington, D. C., on March 30, 1940, at
66 years of age. He had been in charge of the Instrument Division
at the Central Office for 26 years.
Mr. Kadel was born near Fayettesville, Pa., on September 20,
1873. He entered the service of the Weather Bureau as an observer
on July 1, 1902, his first assignment being at Harrisburg, Pa.
Later station details included Milwaukee, Wis.; Santo Domingo,
Puerto Rico, and Curacao, W. I.; Fort Smith, Ark., and Madison,
Wis. He also served a prior period of nearly 3 years, from 1906
to 1909, in the Central Office.
In March 1909 Mr. Kadel organized and established an important
evaporation project at Salt Creek Trestle on the border of the
Salton Sea, which had been formed by the overflow of the Colorado
River over a large area in Salton Sink, the southern part of
which is known as the Imperial Valley and the northern part
as Coachella Valley. This project was completed in May 1910.
Shortly thereafter Mr. Kadel undertook another important research
project at Wagon Wheel Gap, in the Rio Grande National Forest,
successfully performed in an isolated location at high altitude
in the Rocky Mountains, were creditable and commendable. After
this assignment he served as official in charge at the Sandusky,
Ohio, station until charge of the Instrument Division.
untimely death brings to a close a long career of conscientious
devotion to the public service.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March
Harold Katz, assistant clerk-stenographer at the Central
Office, died at his home in New York City on October 21, 1941.
Mr. Katz was born in New York City on September 19, 1910. He entered
the Weather Bureau service at Washington, D. C., on November 16,
1939, as junior stenographer. Prior to his service in the Weather
Bureau he was employed in the Public Health Service, New York
City, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard and at the Maritime Labor Board
in Washington, D.C.
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, March 1940]
Mr. Robert E. Kearney,
junior meteorologist in charge of the Devils Lake station, retired
because of physical disability at the termination of August 31,
1944. He was born in Sheldon, Iowa, on February 8, 1889 and entered
the Weather Bureau at Lincoln on May 21, 1922, as assistant observer.
In April 1928 he was placed in charge of the Concordia station,
and April 1930 was transferred in charge at Devils Lake.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September