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Oscar H. Buhrman, Washington, D.C., on December 5, 1917. Mr. Buhrman was a compositor in the Central Office and was connected with the bureau for fifteen years. -- November 1917

Mr. Bernard Bunnemeyer, who was in charge of the Texas section since late 1905, died September 1, 1922, at Houston. Mr. Bunnemeyer was born in Oldenburg, Germany, on May 1, 1854. After serving five years in the Second United States Artillery, he enlisted in the Signal Corps on May 18, 1878. From 1890 to 1900 he was employed in the Inspector General's Office, War Department. He returned to the weather service in 1901, and was in charge successively at Pensacola and Providence until 1905, at Galveston until 1909, and at Houston thereafter. -- August 1922

Alexander G. Burns - Born at London, Ontario, on April 14, 1861; served as civilian printer in the Signal Corps at Detroit, Mich., from December 1, 1883, to February 5, 1885; enlisted in the Signal Corps as assistant at St. Louis, Chicago, New York, N. Y., Toledo, and Detroit until September, 1897, when he was assigned in charge at Sault Ste. Marie, where he served until his retirement. Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.

Mr. Alexander G. Burns died February 19, 1936. A brief outline of Mr. Burns' 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 1936]

Mr. Charles T. Burns, Chief of the Printing and Processing Division of the Central Office until recently, when illness compelled him to relinquish the exacting duties, died June 9, 1924. Mr. Burns was born at Lancaster, S.C., on November 4, 1872. After ten years' service as compositor in the Government Printing Office, he entered the Weather Bureau May 20, 1903, in the same capacity, and was assigned to the Central Office, where he served nearly 21 years. Mr. Burns was an expert printer and able executive and from time to time was given increased responsibilities, becoming Chief of the Printing Division in 1919.

[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1924]

Edward T. Burns
, an observer stationed at Denver, Colo., died on January 31, 1916, following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Burns entered the service of the Weather Bureau on April 1, 1903, and served at a number of important stations. He had been assistant at Denver for more than eleven years. -- February 1916

Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, senior clerk at the Central Office, was voluntarily retired at the termination of August 31, 1943. He was born in Helena, Mont., on August 25, 1888. His service in the Weather Bureau as messenger at Helena, Mont., began on January 2, 1905. He was later assigned to the Central Office on May 29, 1908 and remained at that station to the time of his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, November 1943]

In the death of Miss Eleanor Buynitzky, which occurred on October 7, the bureau lost an employee of exceptional zeal and ability. Miss Buynitzky had been an assistant in the Central Office library for six years, and possessed a rare combination of talents that fitted her admirably for her position. Besides having an expert knowledge of library work, she was a fine linguist, an excellent stenographer, and an industrious student of meteorology; and her sympathetic aid was always placed ungrudgingly at the disposal of persons who wished to make use of the library. -- October 1917

Mr. Paul Buys,
printer at Salt Lake City, died October 1, 1925. Mr. Buys was born on September 8, 1892, at Heber City, Utah. He entered the bureau at Salt Lake City on December 12, 1917, and served there continuously until his death.

[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1925]

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