with whose work on meteorology employees of the Weather Bureau
are so familiar, died at his home in Boston, Mass., on May 7,
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
Bion L. Waldron,
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.
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
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel,
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
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October
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
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]
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Topics and Personnel, July 1944]