Alice W. Robinson
was retired at the termination of July 31, 1933,
under the provisions of section 7, Retirement Act, May 29, 1930.
Mrs. Robinson was born at Woburn, Mass., on August 30, 1876. She
entered the Weather Bureau on June 4, 1920, serving as assistant
librarian at the Central Office during the entire period of her
service. Before entering the Weather Bureau, Mrs. Robinson served
in the libraries of the U. S. National Museum and the Central
High School, Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Alice W. Robinson, who was retired on July 31, 1933, died
on April 12, 1936. A brief outline of Mrs. Robinson' services
will be found in the July 1933 issue of Topics and Personnel.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1936]
at the Central Office, died March 2, 1931. Mr. Robinson was born
in Charles County, Md., on June 20, 1883. He entered the Weather
Bureau service as fireman on August 16, 1918, and served in that
capacity until the date of his death.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March
Milton A. Robinson 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, July 1946,
Roche, Henry H.:
Born at Perry, Me., on May 16 1862; elisted in the Signal Corps
at Eastport, Me., on December 24, 1882; except for several short
periods during which he was assigned temporarily in charge at
Concord and Eastport, his entire time in the bureau was spent
as assistant at Eastport and Portland, Me., having served at the
last-named place from October, 1896, until the time of his retirement.
Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.
H. Roche, who was retired at the termination of June 30, 1932,
died at his home in Portland, Maine, on March 13, 1942. An outline
of his service and notice of his retirement will be found in
TOPICS and PERSONNEL for June 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]
Orlin R. Rogers,
meteorologist in charge of the Columbia, Mo., station, was voluntarily
retired at the termination of September 30, 1944. He was born
in Towanda, Ill., on October 3, 1881 and entered the Weather Bureau
at San Francisco on June 15, 1910, as assistant observer. He subsequently
served at Birmingham and Davenport. In May 1915 he was transferred
to Columbia where he served continuously, being placed in charge
in July 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September
J. Root, Meteorologist in charge of
the Detroit station of the Weather Bureau, since 1932, and in
charge at Springfield, Ill., from 1911-1932, retired at the end
of March after 45 years in the Bureau. Mr. Root is much interested
in storms, weather abnormalities, practical applications of meteorology.
While he was Section Director for Illinois he built up the esprit
de corps of the cooperative observers to such an extent that the
Illinois [section] became a model of what a cooperative climatological
network could be. His numerous articles and notes are sprinkled
through the Monthly Weather Review, Climatological Data
(Ill. Sec.), and the BULLETIN.
[Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 26, May,
1945. P. 159.]
Alfred A. Rordame,
senior observer at the Pocatello station, died
at his home in Pocatello on July 31, 1940. He was born in Salt
Lake City, Utah, on February 20, 1903. Mr. Rordame entered the
Weather Bureau service as assistant at Salt Lake City, on October
16, 1926, and subsequently served as assistant at Boise, Modena,
Salt Lake City, and Pocatello. His service at the latter station
began on October 4, 1938.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August