retired, died at Harrisburg, Pa., on October 7,
1930. A brief outline of Mr. Peterman's service in the bureau
will be found in the August, 1928, TOPICS AND PERSONNEL.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1930]
Mr. Lewis M. Pindell,who
has been in charge at Chattanooga, Tenn., since July 28, 1886,
will be retired December 31, 1930. He was born December 16, 1856,
at Annapolis, Md. Mr. Pindell entered the Signal Corps on May
18, 1878, and spent the usual training period at Fort Whipple.
His service, exclusive of the long assignment at Chattanooga,
consisted of short assignments as assistant at Nashville and official
in charge at Palestine, Escanaba, and Green Bay.
Lewis M. Pindell, who was retired December 31, 1930, died at
his home in Chattanooga, Tenn., on January 6, 1937. A notice
of his retirement and an outline of his service at various Weather
Bureau stations will be found in Topics and Personnel of November
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, November
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel,
George W. Pitman,in charge at Cheyenne, died suddenly
July 21, 1931, at Sheridan, Wyo., while on leave. He was born
at Chesterfield, Ill., on November 14, 1877. Mr. Pitman entered
the Weather Bureau service on June 16, 1908, as assistant at Little
Rock, after which he served successively as assistant at Fort
Smith, Springfield, Ill., Detroit, and Huron until February, 1917,
when he was assigned to Cheyenne as official in charge.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July
William Plummer, Jr.,
laborer at the Central Office, died at Garfield Hospital, Washington,
D.C., on September 26, 1938. He was born at Arlington, Va., on
August 26, 1875. His entire service, which began December 26,
1908, was at the Central Office.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September
at Arlington, Va., on December 12, 1924.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December
Robert P. Powell,
official in charge of the Parkersburg, W.Va., station, died at
St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg on April 21, 1937. He was
born at Vickburg, Miss., on August 14, 1872. Mr. Powell entered
the service at Vicksburg, Miss., on December 1, 1895, and subsequently
served at Arlington, Knoxville, and Parkersburg respectively,
being employed at the latter station as assistant from October
1898 to September 1932, and in charge from September 1932 to the
time of his death.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1937]
Arthur W. Pugh,
official in charge of the Palestine station, was voluntarily retired
at the termination of December 31, 1943. He was born in Tenaha,
Tex., on November 12, 1878. His service in the Weather Bureau
began on January 4, 1904 at New Orleans, as a printer. He was
subsequently assigned to Lincoln, Little Rock, Philadelphia, San
Francisco, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Dayton, Knoxville, Modena, Roseburg,
Shreveport, and Palestine. He was official in charge of the last
six stations. He has been in charge of the Palestine station since
April 23, 1941.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March