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Mr. George W. Johnson was retired, effective June 17, 1921, on account of total disability. He was born July 28, 1861, in Marengo County, Ala; entered the Weather Bureau July 3, 1918, after 20 years' service in the State, War, and Navy Building, and served as fireman and watchman at the Central Office until retired. October 1921

Mr. Alvin M. Jones, hand compositor (journeyman) at Columbia, S.C., was retired at the termination of August 28, 1946, on account of disability. He was born in Johnston, S.C., on October 19, 1891, and entered the Weather Bureau on November 11, 1942, as printer, by transfer from the Government Printing Office. His entire Weather Bureau service was in Columbia, S.C.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1946, p.72]

The mystery of the disappearance of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foster Jones,only white persons on Attu at the time of the Japanese invasion, was solved with the entrance of American troops into the village of Attu. The Joneses both attempted suicide by slashing their wrists. Mr. Jones succeeded, but his wife recovered and is now in a concentration camp at Zentsuji, Japan. The 42 Aleutians taken from Attu were reported to be on Sakhalin Island.

Mr. Jones was the Weather Bureau observer at Attu. (Paraphrased from an article in the Washington Post, June 21, 1943.)
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1943]

Jones, Edward P.:Born at Portland, Me., on November 18, 1861; enlisted in the Signal Corps on October 11, 1883; after the usual period of instruction at Fort Myer, he served as assistant or official in charge at Memphis, Little Rock, Boston, Green Mountain, Me., Woods Hole, Albany, Moorhead, Portland, Me., and Nashville, being in charge of the latter station from November, 1915, until the time of his retirement. Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.

Mr. Edward P. Jones, who was retird on June 30, 1932, died at the U.S. Soldiers' Home in Washington, D.C., on March 1, 1937. A notice of his retirement and an outline of his service will be found in the June 1932 issue of Topics and personnel.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1937]

Mr. Harris A. Jones, meteorologist in charge of the Elkins station, retired voluntarily at the termination of December 31, 1945. He was born on April 10, 1877, at Cockrum, Miss., and entered the Weather Bureau on July 10, 1905, as assistant observer at Key West. He later served at New Orleans, Galveston, Fort Worth, Brawley, Salt Creek Trestle, Rio Grande National Forest, Denver, Memphis, Wagon Wheel Gap, Elkins, Honolulu, and Detroit. In September, 1920, he was transferred in charge of Elkins, where he remained until his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1946, p. 8]

James M. Jones, meteorologist for 30 years in charge of the Eureka, Calif., station retired at the end of March after 47 years in the Bureau. Mr. Jones is author of several papers on thunderstorms, coastal weather, winds, and sound reflections, outstanding weather seasons, and prediction of seasonal precipitation, in coastal California. He also published a paper on "Some of the ways a Weather Bureau station serves the Public" (Bulletin, Dec., 1931, pp. 211-213).
[Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 26, May, 1945. P. 159.]

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