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Mr. Elvin C. Weems, junior observer at Jacksonville, Fla., died March 6, 1934. He was born in Lena, Miss., on May 1, 1905, and entered the Weather Bureau service September 22, 1930, serving at Jacksonville as assistant during his entire period of service.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel ]




Lucius A. Welsh - Born September 30, 1848, in Union County, Ohio; served in One hundred and thirty-sixth Regular Ohio National Guard May 1, to September 15, 1864; enlisted in Signal Corps August 2, 1873; transferred to Weather Bureau July 1, 1891, and since that time has been for the most part in charge of the station at Omaha. [Retirement announcement.] -- July 1920 Mr. Welsh, who retired from the Weather Bureau on August 20, 1920, after 47 years' service, died of pneumonia on October 27, 1920, at San Diego, Calif., where he had gone to rest and recuperate. -- October 1920



Mr. Walter A. Weston, a former employee of the Weather Bureau, Central Office, died September 9, 1946. Mr. Weston entered the service in the Printing and Publications Section as senior lithographer (mechanical) on October 21, 1932. He resigned October 5, 1944, due to ill health.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1946, p.73]



Mr. James I. Widmeyer, in charge at Knoxville, was retired January 8, 1930. Mr. Widmeyer was born at Berkeley Springs, W. Va., on January 9, 1858. He entered the Signal Corps on December 4, 1885. After periods of instruction at Fort Myer and Fort Bowie, he was assigned as assistant, to Shreveport, New Orleans, and Manistee, and to Salt Lake City from 1899 to 1902. He was in charge at Oklahoma City from 1892 to 1899, at Wytheville from 1902 to 1925, and at Knoxville thereafter.

Mr. James I. Widmeyer, who was retired January 8, 1930, died at his home in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday, February 12, 1937. A brief outline of his service will be found in the January 1930 issue of Topics and Personnel.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1930]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1937]




Mr. James L. Whiteside, of the Central Office, was retired May 21, 1925, being incapacitated by illness while serving under certificate of continuance. He was born at Laurel, Md., on November 20, 1852. Mr. Whiteside enlisted in the Signal Corps on July 17, 1880, and, after the usual period of instruction at Fort Whipple, was assigned to Arizona, having charge at Tucson, Fort Thomas, and Maricopa, successively. In 1884 he returned to the Central Office, where he has since served continuously.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1925]




Mr. Ozias Whitman, assistant observer, on duty at St. Paul, Minn., died April 29, 1918. Mr. Whitman was born at Buckfield, Me., on September 13, 1841, and entered the Weather Bureau as an assistant observer on March 23, 1892. He served at St. Paul during the entire period, with the exception of a brief temporary detail in charge of the Sioux City office, in 1900. His entire record was one of faithful and patient attention to detail. -- April 1918



Wilford, William M.: Born at Espyville, Pa., on January 24, 1860,; enlisted in the Signal Corps on September 25, 1885, being assigned to the Central Office until March, 1886, when he was sent to Fort Myer for instruction. He returned to the Central Office in July, 1886; later he served as assistant at Cleveland, Memphis, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Kansas City, and as official in charge at Mount Kellington, Memphis, Milwaukee, and Ithaca, being in charge of the latter station from December, 1905, until the time of his retirement. Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]


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