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Prof. Frank Waldo, with whose work on meteorology employees of the Weather Bureau are so familiar, died at his home in Boston, Mass., on May 7, 1920.

Professor Waldo was connected with the Signal Corps as computer and professor from July 1, 1881, to June 25, 1887, and during that period was lecturer on mathematics for the meteorological subjects, although he was widely known as an expert in industrial education. At the time of his death, he was a member of the National Industrial Conference Board. -- March 1920



Mr. Bion L. Waldron, who was in charge of Hannibal since February 6, 1904, was retired at the termination of July 31, 1933, under the provisions of section 8 (a) of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, he having had over 30 years' service and the station at which he was serving being closed. He was born at Strafford, N. H., on June 15, 1867. Mr. Waldron entered the Signal Corps January 3, 1890, and served as assistant at Boston, Chicago, Oswego, Galveston, Louisville, and Columbus, and as official in charge at Wichita and Hannibal.

Mr. Bion L. Waldron, who was retired July 31, 1933, died at the Laughlin Hospital, Kirksville, Mo., on May 31, 1939. A notice of his retirement and an outline of his service will be found in Topics and Personnel for July 1933.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1933]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1939]




Ferdinand J. Walz, who was retired on November 30, 1920, died at his home in Louisville, Ky., on October 21, 1938. A notice of his retirement and an outline of his service will be found in Topics and Personnel for November 1920.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1938]




Mr. John D. Washington, of the Central Office, died November 1, 1924, as a result of an automobile accident on the preceding day. He was born on April 29, 1897, at Ballston, Va. Mr. Washington entered the Weather Bureau as laborer on September 19, 1917, and served continuously at the Central Office.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1924]




Mr. Rudolph Washington, senior laborer at the Central Office, was retired at the termination of April 30, 1940. He was born in Arlington, Va., on April 22, 1875. Mr. Washington entered the Weather Bureau service on November 14, 1905, and prior to that time served for short periods in the Departments of Agriculture and the Smithsonian Institution.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1940]




Messrs. Luther H. Brady, Lester S. Fodor, George F. Kubach, and Edward Weber,who were engaged in ocean-weather duty, were officially reported missing when the Coast Guard cutter to which they were attached, was lost in the North Atlantic. In accordance with regulations of the Navy Department, their deaths are presumed to have occurred on September 10, 1943. Regret for their loss and sympathy to their families has been expressed by the Weather Bureau.

Mr. Brady was born in Atlanta, Ga., on October 12, 1914. His service in the Weather Bureau began at Savannah, Ga., on December 13, 1939 as minor observer. He was later transferred to Washington National Airport and Boston Airport. At the time of his death he was an assistant observer at the latter station.

Mr. Fodor was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 29, 1915. His service in the Weather Bureau began at Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 14, 1938, as junior observer. He later served at the Buffalo and Boston Airports and was assigned to the latter station as observer at the time of his death.

Mr. Kubach was born in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 22, 1918. His service in the Weather Bureau began as under observer at Akron, Ohio, on January 25, 1939. He was later assigned to the Syracuse and Boston Airports and was an assistant observer at the latter place at the time of his death.

Mr. Weber was born in New York, N.Y., on May 2, 1918. His entire service in the Weather Bureau, which began on January 3, 1942, was at the Boston Airport at which station he was a junior observer at the time of his death. Prior to his appointment he was an airway observer at Boston from March 3, 1941 to January 2, 1942.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1944]




Mr. John R. Weeks, official in charge of the Baltimore station, died on March 24, 1944, after rendering more than 45 years of service. He was born at Kalamazoo, Mich., on February 3, 1876 and entered the Weather Bureau on April 16, 1898 at Vicksburg. He subsequently served as assistant at Montgomery, Helena, and Macon, and in charge of Fort Smith and Binghamton. He assumed charge of the Baltimore station on September 16, 1929. In addition to serving as climatological section director of the Weather Bureau, he was also the State Meteorologist of the Maryland Weather Service. His special articles on climatology have been published in the Monthly Weather Review and also appeared as publications of the State of Maryland.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1944]



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