Larry F. Page,
meteorologist, who died June 10, 1940, at Emergency Hospital in
Washington, D. C., was in his sixth year with the U. S. Department
of Agriculture. He was a specialist in statistical research in
the field of long-range forecasting, his work having attracted
international attention among weather forecasters.
Page was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 19, 1907, and made
that place his home until he came to Washington in October 1934.
He was graduated from Drake University, and also had done graduate
work in the Department of Agriculture Graduate School and at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When he came to the Department
of Agriculture in the fall of 1934 he was first with the Weather
Bureau and later with the Division of Crop and Livestock Estimates.
After a year's special study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
he returned to Washington in August 1939 on a special assignment
with the Weather Bureau.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June
Leon F. Paladee, hand compositor (journeyman)
at Fort Worth, Tex., voluntarily retired at the termination of
July 31, 1946, after over 30 years service. He was born on February
3, 1890, at Williston, Vt., and entered the Weather Bureau as
printer on February 10, 1926, at Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Paladee
was transferred to Ft. Worth, Tex., on December 16, 1944, where
he remained until his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October
Born June 5, 1845, at Plainfield, Ind.; served in Tenth Indiana
Volunteers February 24, 1864, to July 10, 1865; in the Seventh
Infantry June 27, 1866, to June 27, 1874; and in Signal Corps
July 10, 1874, to June 30, 1891; appointed in Weather Bureau December
26, 1893, since which time he has served at a number of stations.
[Retirement announcement.] -- July 1920
Mr. Perry Parker,
observer in charge of the Globe, Ariz., station, died on November
11, 1944. He was born on July 5, 1887, at Staples, Minn., and
entered the Weather Bureau on February 1, 1919 at Twin, Wash.,
as repairman. He later served at Tatoosh Island as assistant observer
from May 1921 to July 1923, when he resigned. On January 2, 1924
he was reinstated at North Head as repairman and later served
as mechanic at San Francisco and the San Bruno airport. On July
16, 1943 he was transferred to Globe as observer.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January
William N. Parker, of the Supplies Division,
Central Office, died March 16, 1923. Mr. Parker was born at Zanesville,
Ohio, on November 7, 1846. After serving two years in the Army
during the Civil War and several years in other departments, he
entered the Weather Bureau July 17, 1897, and served continuously
at the Central Office until his recent illness. -- March 1923
Ellen O. Parmelee, assistant observer
at the Caribou station, died in a fire while on active duty, March
29, 1944. She was born in Flushing, L.I., on April 25, 1916. Miss
Parmelee's service began at the New York Regional Office as junior
observer on April 1, 1943. On July 16, 1943 she was transferred
to the Caribou station as assistant observer.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1944]
Mr. Richard S. Patek, junior
meteorologist at Albuquerque, died there on January 29, 1944.
He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 24, 1905. Mr. Patek entered
the Weather Bureau as a junior observer at Escanaba on November
15, 1937 and was later assigned to Albuquerque as assistant. He
has been at the latter station since January 1940.
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