James H. Melton,who
was retired May 18, 1923, died February 2, 1937, at Providence
Hospital in Washington, D.C. A notice of his retirement and a
brief outline of his service will be found in Topics and Personnel
for May 1923.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February
Robert D. Meston,
retired, died in this city on April 13, 1924. He was born May
6, 1845, at Fraserburg, Scotland. Mr. Meston was one of the veterans
of the service, having enlisted in the Signal Corps on March 5,
1872, and served continuously at the Central Office until his
retirement in August of 1920 -- more than 48 years.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1924]
Harry C. Metcalf died July 1, 1923, at
Knoxville, Tenn., after an illness brought on by an attack of
influenza last winter. Mr. Metcalf was born August 10, 1889, at
Knoxville, where he entered the Weather Bureau April 1, 1907,
and served until 1909; from 1912 to 1917; and since September
of 1920, being in charge during the last-named period. Mr. Metcalf
served also at Augusta, Philadelphia, Fort Smith, and Richmond.
-- July 1923.
Eric R. Miller,
meteorologist in charge of the Madison station, was voluntarily
retired at the termination of August 31, 1944. He was born at
Mount Pleasant, Mich., on June 19, 1878 and entered the Weather
Bureau at Galveston on September 2, 1901, as observer. He subsequently
served at Tampa, New York, Central Office, and Mt. Weather, as
assistant. At Mt. Weather he was a member of the group that conducted
pioneer research by kite soundings of the free air. In December
1908 he was placed in charge at Madison where he remained until
his retirement, and in this assignment he conducted courses in
meteorology and climatology at the University of Wisconsin.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September
Born at Holly Point, Md., on July 29, 1858; entered the Weather
Bureau on November 1, 1892, and served in the position of copyist,
clerk and telegraph operator until May 1, 1918, when he was made
Chief of the Telegraph Division, which position he held until
the time of his retirement. Retired at the termination of June
S. Percy Minnick, who was rtired June 30, 1932, died March 10,
1934, at Washington, D.C.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]
Born at Glennville, Ala., on November 14, 1861; enlisted in the
Signal Corps on January 3, 1882; after the usual period of instruction
at Fort Myer, he was transferred to the Central Office for a brief
period; later he served as assistant at Mobile, Smithville, Pensacola,
and Titusville, and as official in charge at Cedar Keys, Wash
Woods, Sebastian, Jupiter, Mobile, and Jacksonville, being in
charge of the latter station from April, 1895, until the time
of his retirement. Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.
Alexander J. Mitchell, who was retired June 30, 1932, died on
April 4, 1937, at Jacksonville, Fla. A notice of his retirement
and an outline of his service will be found in Topics and Personnel
for June 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel,