Joseph Clarke, of the Central Office,
died May 13, 1924, of pneumonia. He was born March 29, 1905, at
Washington, D.C. Mr. Clarke entered the Weather Bureau April 21,
1920, and served continuously at the Central Office.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1924]
Francis A. Claveloux,
was retired at the termination of August 20, 1926, after 48 years
of Government service, died at his home in Washington, D.C., on
March 20, 1942. An outline of his service and notice of his retirement
will be found in the August 1926 issue of TOPICS and PERSONNEL.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1942]
John P. Church,
clerk, died May 17, 1919. Mr. Church was born at Whiting, Vt.,
on September 12, 1840. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was
in active service from July, 1862, to July, 1865, as a member
of Battery I, First Michigan Light Artillery Volunteers. He was
appointed to a clerkship in the Department of Agriculture on February
27, 1882, and was transferred to the Weather Bureau on June 15,
1892. The major part of his service in the Weather Bureau was
in the Printing Division. He was chief of that division from April
1, 1897, to October 1, 1913, when he was relieved and reduced
to clerk at his own request because of advancing years and ill
health. A serious physical breakdown forced him to discontinue
work altogether in November, 1918, and from that time until his
death he was on furlough without pay. -- May 1
Joseph L. Cline,
in charge of the Dallas station, was retired at the termination
of September 30, 1940, after more than 48 years' service. He
was born in Madisonville, Tenn., on September 20, 1870. Mr.
Cline entered the Weather Bureau service as assistant observer
in Galveston on March 22, 1892, and was subsequently in charge
of San Juan, Sandusky, Evansville, Corpus Christi, and Dallas.
He has served at the latter station since July 1, 1918.
Mr. Cline's career was marked with loyalty and fidelity to duty
and service to the public. He was an assistant at the Galveston
station during the destructive hurricane there on September
8, 1900, and the following notation was entered on his personal
record at that time:
Most highly commended for heroic devotion to duty on the occasion
of the hurricane, he being alert and vigilant and under great
personal peril, remained at his post as long as his services
were of any value, performing all duties efficiently and intelligently.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1940]
Earnest A. Cole, Jr.,
entered on active duty in the Naval Air Reserve on September
8, 1942, was killed in an airplane crash near Norfolk, Va.,
on September 21, 1944. Mr. Cole was born in Florence, S.C.,
on May 16, 1921. He was appointed on September 3, 1941 as messenger
at the Central Office and promoted to junior clerk on June 2,
1942, with assignment to the materiel section.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1944]
Harvey S. Cole,
official in charge of the Little Rock station, was retired at
the termination of November 30, 1939, after 38 years of service.
He was born in Callaway County, Mo., on November 15, 1869. Mr.
Cole entered the Weather Bureau service as observer at Louisville,
Ky., on November 29, 1901, and was subsequently assigned to Vicksburg,
Louisville, and Charleston as assistant and to Escanaba, Charleston,
Yankton, Reno, and Little Rock as official in charge.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, November