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Mr. I. Gwynn Gardiner, who has been in charge of the File Room at the Central Office since November 28, 1925, has been retired, effective September 30, 1930, on account of ill health. He was born August 22, 1862, in Charles County, Md. Mr. Gardiner entered the Signal Corps on May 19, 1885, and served at various stations in the field as well as at the Central Office. His longer field assignments were at Fort Sully, Charlotte, Knoxville, and Montgomery.

Mr. I. Gwynn Gardiner, who was retired in September 1930, after a period of 45 years in the Weather and Signal Corps, died October 23, 1932, at the U.S. Soldiers' Home Hospital, Washington, D.C.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1931]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1932]

Mr. Charles C. Garrett, official in charge of the Walla Walla station, died at Santa Cruz, Calif., on June 16, 1942. He was born in Boise, Idaho, on March 9, 1880. His service in the Weather Bureau began at Boise on October 7, 1898, and he was later assigned as assistant at Spokane, Denver , and Lincoln and as official in charge at Independence and Walla Walla. He has been in charge of the latter station since July 30, 1913.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1942]

Mr. Pete J. Garcia, of the Galveston station, died September 20, 1921. Mr. Garcia was born in Galveston in 1904, and entered the Weather Bureau June 1, 1921. September 1921

Mr. John S. Garrason, of the Charleston station, died June 1, 1922, at Boston, where he had recently gone for treatment of an ailment of several years' standing. Mr. Garrason was born in Covington County, Ala., on January 13, 1880; entered the Weather Bureau July 1, 1905, and served as assistant at Key West, Tampa, Mobile, and Charleston. In 1919 he was placed in charge of the Pensacola station, and was transferred to Charleston in charge, early in 1920. May 1922

Mr. Richard M. Geddings retired from the Weather Bureau July 27, 1922, because of total disability. He was born at Charleston, S.C., on August 20, 1858. Mr. Geddings enlisted in the Signal Corps July 29, 1881; and served at the Central Office 1885-1893, 1905-1913, and 1915-1917, and at southern and West Indian stations for varying periods. He was in charge at Asheville from 1902 to 1905, and at Macon since 1917.

Mr. Geddings served as assistant surgeon with the Army in Porto Rico during the Spanish-American War. -- July 1922

Mr. Harry O. Geren, official in charge of the New Haven station, died at his home in Hamden, Conn., on July 17, 1942. Mr. Geren was born in Columbus, Ohio, on December 2, 1877. Mr. Geren entered the Weather Bureau service as observer at Boston, on August 1, 1899. He later served as assistant at Columbus, Havana, Phoenix, and Chicago, and as official in charge at Cienfuegas, Reno, Rapid City, Sioux City, Columbia, S.C., Erie, Trenton, Ithaca, and New Haven. He was assigned to the latter station on June 16, 1942.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1942]

Mr. Thomas Gibson, assistant observer, died at Portland, Oreg., on July 7, 1919. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on February 15, 1847. He served in the Ninth United States Infantry from June 5, 1867, to June 5, 1870, and enlisted in the Signal Corps on May 16, 1874. He had continuous service in the Signal Corps until July 1, 1891, when he became a civilian member of the newly organized Weather Bureau. Mr. Gibson had duty at 23 stations either as assistant or official in charge, his entire service with exception of brief details in Washington, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore, being west of the Mississippi. -- June 1919

Mr. Elvin J. Glass,who was retired October 1927, died February 28, 1935, at the age of 77. A notice of his retirement and a brief outline of his services will be found in Topics and Personnel for October 1927.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1936]

Mr. John W. Glenn, Jr., junior observer at Big Spring, Tex., died June 15, 1941, while en route to his home in Tyler, Tex. He was born in Longview, Tex., on January 11, 1919. Mr. Glenn entered the Weather Bureau service as junior observer on May 1, 1940, at Big Spring and his entire service was at that place.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1941]

George J. Glover, assistant foreman of laborers at the Central Office, was voluntarily retired at the termination of June 30, 1944. He was born at West Appomattox, Va., on June 19, 1879. Mr. Glover entered the Weather Bureau as unskilled laborer on November 1, 1904, and served continuously at the Central Office from that date until his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August 1944]

Mr. Justin R. Goodlaxson died at Oklahoma City, Okla., on October 19, 1930. Mr. Goodlaxson entered the Weather Bureau service as a junior observer on July 16, 1930, and served at Oklahoma City station from that date until the time of his death.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1930]

Frederick Z. Gosewisch - Born April 16, 1842, at Wilmington, Del.; served in Fifty-second Kentucky Volunteers August 1, 1863, to March 11, 1865; enlisted in Signal Corps February 29, 1872; transferred to Weather Bureau July 1, 1891, since which time he has served at the Keokuk station. [Retirement announcement.] -- July 1920

Mr. Frederic Z. Gosewisch, one of the veterans of the weather service, died November 13, 1921, at Keokuk, Iowa. Mr. Gosewisch entered the Signal Corps February 29, 1872, and was in charge at Keokuk from 1881 until shortly before his retirement in 1920. November 1921

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