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Mr. John S. Stewart, retired, died in Nashville, Tenn., on May 17, 1931, at the age of 83. A brief outline of Mr. Stewart's services may be found in the July 1920, number of TOPICS AND PERSONNEL.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1931]

Mr. William P. Stewart, associate meteorologist in charge of the Richmond station, was retired at the termination of June 30, 1933, on account of disability. He was born at Hanover, Ind., on January 27, 1868. Mr. Stewart was employed in the Post Office service from June 22, 1888, to April 7, 1901, being appointed as observer in the Weather Bureau at the termination of his Post Office service. He served as assistant in the Weather Bureau at Mobile, Kansas City, Columbia, Mo., and Galveston, and as official in charge at Escanaba, Galveston, Milwaukee, Terre Haute, and Richmond.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1933]

William B. Stockman - The death of Mr. William B. Stockman, for many years connected with the Weather Bureau, occurred at Mount Ranier, Md., on Tuesday, July 18, 1916, at 5:30 p.m.

Mr. Stockman entered the service of the Weather Bureau - then the Signal Service - on December 1, 1877, and continued in active service until the time of his death. For a number of years he was one of the official forecasters on duty at Washington. He was relieved from this work to take charge of the important extension of the Bureau's activities in the West Indies and Caribbean Sea at the time of hostilities with Spain, with headquarters at Havana, Cuba. In connection with this work he was commended for efficient accomplishment of the purpose of the bureau in affording protection to the United States fleet assembled in those waters, through the advance notice given of impending storms.

Later, Mr. Stockman served continuously for nearly ten years at Honolulu, in charge of the bureau's activities in the Hawaiian Islands. He was also in charge of numerous other responsible assignments, including service at Kansas City, Mo.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Kingston, Jamaica.

While at Honolulu Mr. Stockman contracted a cancerous growth of the tongue, to the inroads of which he eventually succumbed. Following his return from Honolulu he again served in Washington, and was later assigned to New Orleans as Associate Forecaster in connection with the preparation of forecasts and warnings for the New Orleans Forecast District, including the States of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. He recently returned to Washington to carry on the preparation of his report on the climate of the Hawaiian Islands, on which he was engaged up to within a short time of his death. -- July 1916

William E. Stodhgill: The Bureau has been informed, indirectly, of the death of Lieut. William E. Stodhgill in North Africa on April 25, 1943. He was formerly employed in the Hydrometeorological Section of the Central Office. His name was included in the list of killed in action in the July issue of Life Magazine. Posthumous awards of both the Purple Heart and the Silver Medal have been made.

Lieut. Stodghill was born in Rayville, La., on January 1, 1922. He successfully completed Weather Bureau - CAA training in meteorology at California Institute of Technology in February 1942 and was appointed at the Bureau as junior meteorologist on April 16, 1942 at the Central Office and assigned to the Office of the Assistant Chief for Scientific Services. He was granted military leave beginning July 30, 1942.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December 1943]

Mr. Thaddeus S. Stone, administrative officer in charge of the Printing Section, was voluntarily retired at the termination of August 31, 1946, after 46 years of service. Mr. Stone was born in Metropolis, Ill., on January 5, 1883, and entered the Weather Bureau at Springfield, Ill., on August 13, 1900, as messenger, serving at that station until April 11, 1905, when he was transferred to the Central Office, with assignment to the Instrument Division. Effective March 20, 1906, Mr. Stone was appointed folder and feeder and assigned to the Printing Division, being promoted to pressman effective January 1, 1915, and foreman of pressroom in 1920. In 1932 he was designated assistant chief of the Section and promoted to full charge on February 6, 1942, succeeding Mr. Henry C. Briscoe, retired. His retirement follows the successful piloting of the printing work of the Weather Bureau during the trying years of World War II.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October 1946, p.72]

Miss Anna Stopp, who was retired at the termination of March 31, 1940, died at her home in Washington, D. C., on May 19, 1940. An outline of her service and a note of her retirement will be found in the March 1940 issue of Topics and Personnel.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March 1940]

Strong, Charles M.:Born at Wilkesville, Ohio, on June 18, 1860; enlisted in the Signal Corps on January 16, 1884, at Fort Myer; after the usual period of instruction, he served as assistant at Buffalo, Columbus, and Indianapolis, and as official in charge at Columbus, Milwaukee, Wilmington, Parkersburg, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Thomasville, Dayton, and Savannah, being in charge of the latter station from July, 1913, until the time of his retirement. Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.

Mr. Charles M. Strong, who was retired in June 1932, died March 31, 1935.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]

Mr. Martin B. Stubbs, in charge at Wichita, Kans., was retired June 30, 1936. Mr. Stubbs was born at Vienna, Austria, on June 17, 1866. He entered the Weather Bureau service on July 1, 1901, serving as assistant at Havana (Cuba), new Orleans, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C. Binghamton, Galveston, Little Rock, and Omaha, and as official in charge at Santo Domingo, and Cienfuegos (West Indies), Taylor (Tex.), and Wichita.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1936]

John Sullivan - Born February 10, 1844, in Donegal, Ireland; served in New York Volunteers and Sixth United States Infantry from August 5, 1862, to June 15, 1865, and from January 11, 1866, to January 2, 1882; enlisted in Signal Corps January 3, 1882; transferred to Weather Bureau as laborer July 1, 1891; and has served at the Central Office in the capacity of laborer, messenger, and watchman since that time. [Retirement announcement.] -- July 1920

Mr. John Sullivan, a veteran of the Civil War, who was retired August 20, 1920, after a long service in the Signal Corps and Weather Bureau, died at the Soldier's Home in this city on February 14, 1923. -- February 1923

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