Fred I. Moses, assistant meteorologist
of the Ithaca station, was voluntarily retired at the termination
of September 30, 1943. He was born in Lima, N.Y., on November
22, 1879. His service in the Weather Bureau began at the Central
Office on September 16, 1909 as assistant observer. He was later
assigned to the Albany, Syracuse, Royal Center, and Ithaca. He
has been at the latter station since April 12, 1923.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February
C. Murphy - Mr. Murphy died on September
20, 1915. He entered the service November 9, 1871, and had a previous
Army service from 1865 to 1868. His assignment in charge of the
Eastport (Maine) station was effected on April 4, 1882, his subsequent
continuous service of more than thirty-three years constituting
an unusual record. -- September 1915
Joseph E. Mutchler, minor observer at
the Boise station, died June 26, 1937. He was born at Braddock,
N. Dak., May 5, 1902. His entire service in the Weather Bureau
was at Boise, Idaho, at which place it began October 9, 1936.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June
Grant Myers - Among the passengers of
the steamship Princess Sophia, which was wrecked in a storm on
the Alaskan coast on October 25, 1918, was Mr. Ulysses Grant Myers.
Mr. Myers was an old employee. He entered the Signal Corps on
January 23, 1886, and served until the Weather Bureau was organized
in 1891, when he was appointed clerk and assigned to duty in the
Central Office. Later he had the field service at Pittsburgh,
Pa., and Mount Washington, N.H., and in 1892 reopened the station
on Pikes Peak. In 1894, when in charge of the New Haven station,
he resigned and went to Alaska, where he subsequently resided.
For a number of years he was United States Commissioner in that
Territory, and also rendered valuable service as special meteorological
observer. -- October 1918
Daisy Mae Nelson,clerk
in the Central Office, died on August 7, 1944. Miss Nelson was
born on October 16, 1909, at Manassas, Va., and was appointed
in the Weather Bureau on December 1, 1942.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September
William W. Neifert
was retired at the termination of April 30, 1933. He was born
at Barnesville, Pa., on January 27, 1865. He enlisted in the Signal
Corps November 27, 1885; after the usual period of instructions
at Fort Myer he was transferred to Fort Bowie for a short time;
later he served as assistant or official in charge at Fort Reno,
San Antonio, Palestine, Brownsville, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Vineyard
Haven, Nantucket, Boston, Hartford, Dayton, and Binghamton. At
the time of his retirement, he was in charge at Binghamton.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April