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Milton L. Mitchell - Information has been received of the death in France of Milton L. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was born on January 9, 1895, and was appointed messenger boy for duty at the Block Island, R.I., station March 17, 1914, in which capacity he served until August 31, 1917, when he was furloughed for the purpose of entering the military service. He was a private in the 328th Infantry and died October 15, 1918, from wounds received in action. -- November 1918

Mr. William A. Mitchell, official in charge of the Savannah station, was retired at the termination of January 31, 1942. He was born in Zebulon, Ga., on January 28, 1872. He entered the Weather Bureau Service on July 13, 1898, as assistant at Jacksonville, Fla., and later was assistant at Savannah, Scranton, Washington, and Atlanta and official in charge at Shreveport, Birmingham, Macon, Helena, Lexington, and Savannah. He has been at Savannah since June 1923.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1942]

Mr. Ralph C. Mize, official in charge of the Buffalo station, was retired at the termination of April 30, 1942. He was born in Winters, Calif., on August 3, 1876. Mr. Mize entered the Weather Bureau service as clerk in the Central Office of November 22, 1901, and subsequently was assistant at Portland, Oreg., and official in charge at Tatoosh Island, Baker, Juneau, Cleveland, and Buffalo. He has been at the latter station since August 22, 1940. Mr. Mize has always been willing to accept difficult and arduous assignments at isolated stations to meet the needs of the Bureau and is well known for his courteous treatment of those seeking weather information.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1942]

Mr. Elbert C. Monkman, under observer at the Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., station, was retired at the termination of March 31, 1938, on account of total disability. He was born at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on September 6, 1911. Mr. Monkman entered the Weather Bureau service as minor observer at Sault Ste. Marie, and his entire Government service has been at that place. Due to illness, he was on leave without pay from January 18, 1938, to the time of his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March 1938]

Mr. Joseph U. Monroe, Chief of the Telegraph Division of the Central Office, died suddenly on the evening of April 13, 1918.

Mr. Monroe entered the Weather Bureau on June 16, 1891, as a telegraph operator. His whole service in the Bureau was in Washington and in the same division, of which he became chief on September 16, 1915. He was a man of unusual energy and efficiency and under his supervision many changes were made in the intricate telegraphic circuits, which gave improved service at less cost. Mr. Monroe had been in ill health for a considerable time, but he remained on duty until the day of his death. No better testimony can be given him than to say that notwithstanding his ill health and the increasing volume of telegraphing, with its perplexities, due to the war, he left his work up to date and the affairs of his office in excellent condition. -- March 1918

Mr. Ernest G. Montrop, watchman at the Central Office, was retired at the termination of February 28, 1942, on account of disability. Mr. Montrop was born in Washington, D.C.., on April 5, 1881. He entered the Weather Bureau Service as a guard on November 1, 1933. Prior to his coming to the Weather Bureau he served in the U.S. Navy and the Agriculture, War, Treasury, and Commerce Departments.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1942]

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