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Mr. Patrick H. Smyth, official in charge at Montgomery, Ala., was retired at the termination of January 31, 1933. Mr. Smyth was born July 26, 1863. He enlisted in the Signal Corps on September 14, 1888, at Augusta, Ga., and served as assistant at Charleston, S. C., New Orleans, La., and Atlanta, Ga., and as official in charge at Savannah, Ga., and Cairo, Ill. He was separated from the service from February 28, 1907, to July 1, 1909, when he returned as official in charge at Montgomery, Ala., where he remained until his retirement, January 31, 1933.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1933]




Joseph B. Snyder - Information has been received of the death on October 23, 1918, of Mr. Joseph B. Snyder in the Union Printers Home, Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. Snyder was appointed printer in the Weather Bureau on July 17, 1906, and served at Philadelphia, New Orleans, Denver, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City, 11 years at the latter station. During his latter years, Mr. Snyder was in ill health, and he was furloughed on that account on January 22, 1918, and never resumed his duties. -- October 1918



Mr. James H. Spencer, official in charge of the Buffalo station, was retired at the termination of September 30, 1940. He was born in Ionia, Mich., on September 13, 1870. Mr. Spencer entered the Weather Bureau service at Washington, D. C., as compositor on January 9, 1895, and was subsequently assigned ot Boston, Philadelphia, and Lincoln as printer, and in charge at La Crosse, Dubuque, Baltimore, and Buffalo, having been in charge of the latter station since November 1925. Mr. Spencer also served at Portland, Oreg., from March to October 1905 in connection with the Weather Bureau exhibit at the Lewis and Clark Exposition and was meteorologist of the Maryland State Weather Service while at Baltimore.

Mr. Spencer has been appropriately called "Sunny Jim" in communities where he has served because of his enthusiastic, optimistic, and happy interest in weather service to the public for more than 45 years.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1940]




Blake Spenny, printer at the Chicago, Ill., station, was retired because of physical disability at the termination of June 30, 1944. He was born at Cuba, Ill., on September 29, 1894. Mr. Spenny entered the Weather Bureau at Chicago on July 1, 1911 as messenger and served continuously at that station, his status being changed to assistant observer on September 1, 1917, and to printer on May 1, 1919.

Mr. Blake Spenny, who was retired at the termination of June 30, 1944, died on April 14, 1946. A notice of his retirement and an outline of his service in the Bureau will be found in Topics and Personnel for August 1944.

[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August 1944]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1946, p. 46]



Mr. Malcolm Sprague, associate meteorologist at San Francisco, was voluntarily retired at the termination of December 31, 1943. He was born in Greenwood Township, Pa., on October 14, 1878. Mr. Sprague entered the Weather Bureau service on June 1, 1905 at Richmond as assistant observer and was later assigned to Houston and San Francisco. He was assistant at the latter station from February 1932 to the time of his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1944]




Mr. Joseph C. Stehlin, who was formerly employed as a messenger boy at the New York office of the Weather Bureau, is now a pilot in the American Aviation Corps in France. -- May 1917

Joseph C. Stehlin, who for a number of years was employed as a messenger boy in the New York office, is now in the French Aviation Corps (Lafayette Escadrille). He has completed his training course in flying and is now in the fighting squad, where already he has had some exciting experiences. His record in the Weather Bureau was in every way an excellent one, and his personal qualities will fit him of the daring work in which he is engaged. He has distinguished himself in athletics, and especially in swimming. He is credited with eight rescues and fifteen assists at rescue of persons from drowning. For one heroic rescue he received a medal from the Mayor of New York. His work over the enemy lines will be followed with interest by his former associates in the Weather Bureau. -- September 1917



Mr. Herman J. Steiert, printer, at the Columbus, Ohio, stations, died June 21, 1935. He was born at Columbus, Ohio, on September 23, 1884. Mr. Steiert was appointed printer March 10, 1927, and assigned to the Columbus stations, serving there until the time of his death.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1935]



Mr. Charles Stewart, retired, who was in charge at Spokane for many years, died at San Francisco, Calif., on January 19, 1924.

[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1924]



Mr. John C. Stewart, who was retired at the termination of June 30, 1932, died at Washington, D.C., on November 29, 1944. A notice of his retirement and outline of his service in the Bureau will be found in TOPICS and PERSONNEL for June 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]


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