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Mr. 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 1937]




Mr. 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.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1924]



Mr. 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.



Mr. Eric R. Miller, associate 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 1944]




Minnick, Percy S.: 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 30, 1932.

Mr. S. Percy Minnick, who was rtired June 30, 1932, died March 10, 1934, at Washington, D.C.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]




Mitchell, Alexander J.: 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.

Mr. 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 1932]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1937]



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