George S. Bliss,
official in charge of the Philadelphia station, was retired at
the termination of September 30, 1941. He was born in Mitchell
County, Iowa, on September 17, 1871. He entered the Weather Bureau
service as observer at Oklahoma City on July 19, 1902, and later
served as assistant at Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, and Philadelphia,
and as official in charge at the latter station from July 28,
1909, to the time of his retirement. Mr. Bliss has been commended
for inaugurating forecast-distribution procedure of great benefit
to shippers and the public and for written articles on meteorological
subjects. He is also the author of the Weather Bureau bulletin
entitled "Weather Forecasting," which, prepared in clear and popular
style, has been widely distributed throughout the United States
and recently issued in its sixth edition. During his 32 years'
service in charge of the Philadelphia station Mr. Bliss has performed
his work with friendliness, efficiency, and fidelity to duty which
has gained the good will and plaudits of the public and inspired
the appreciation of the Weather Bureau.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, November 1941]
Mr. Benjamin A. Blundon,
chief of the Supplies Division of the Central Office since October
1, 1913, voluntarily retired July 31, 1930, being incapacitated
by illness while serving under a certificate of continuance. He
was born on January 31, 1859, at Georgetown, D.C. Mr. Blundon
entered the Signal Corps on March 5, 1878, and spent the usual
training period at Fort Whipple. Excluding very short assignments,
he was thereafter in charge successively at Jacksonville, Chincoteague,
Sandy Hook, Atlantic City, Nantucket, and Cape Henry. He was assigned
to a clerical position in the Central Office on January 31, 1898,
and served in that capacity until he was placed in charge of the
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1930]
Montello E. Blystone was retired at the termination
of July 31, 1933. He was born at Venango, Pa., on July 9, 1863.
Mr. Blystone enlisted in the Signal Corps January 25, 1890. He
served as assistant at Sandusky, Springfield, Ill., Phoenix, Galveston,
Providence, Cincinnati, and Huron, being in charge of the latter
station from October 15, 1914, until the time of his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1933]
T. Blythe, retired, died in New Orleans,
La., on February 21, 1931, at the age of 86. A brief outline of
Mr. Blythe's services may be found in the July 1920, number of
TOPICS AND PERSONNEL.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April
Walter E. Bonnett, official in charge of the Fresno
station, was voluntarily retired at the termination of June 30,
1942. He was born in Madison, Ind., on December 23, 1875. Mr.
Bonnett entered the Weather Bureau service as observer at San
Francisco on July 5, 1902, and subsequently served as assistant
at Sacramento, Detroit, Buffalo, and Los Angeles and as official
in charge at Independence and Fresno. He has been in charge of
the latter station since May 7, 1910.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1942]
D. Boutcher, a veteran of the civil war and the weather
service, died December 16, 1923, at the Soldiers' Home in Sawtelle,
Calif. Mr. Boutcher served with the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry
from 1862 to 1865, and with the Signal Corps and Weather Bureau
from 1874 to 1882 and 1887 to 1899. He was in charge at Winnemucca
from 1890 to 1897.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, December 1923]
Harry B. Boyer,
official in charge at Key West, died July 15, 1931. He was born
in Sunbury, Pa., on August 26, 1863. Mr. Boyer entered the Signal
Corps on May 25, 1881. After a period of instruction at Fort Myer,
he served as assistant at Nashville from March to August, 1882;
at New Orleans form August to November, 1882, and from July, 1883,
to June, 1885; as official in charge at Port Eads from November,
1882, to July, 1883; at Savannah from February, 1898, to August,
1911; at Key West from June, 1885, to February, 1898, and from
August, 1911, to the date of his death.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1931]
Eugene E. Brady, Sr.,
printer at the New Orleans station, was retired August 31, 1930.
He was born March 22, 1851, at New Orleans. Mr. Brady entered
the Weather Bureau by transfer from the Government Printing Office;
his entire service was at New Orleans as printer and consisted
of three periods, as follows: September 1, 1898, to December 31,
1899; December 1, 1906, to January 15, 1907; and January 16, 1919,
to August 31, 1930.
Eugene E. Brady, who was retired in August, 1930, after a period
of about 13 years of service in the Weather Bureau, died at
his home in New Orleans on December 10, 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August
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