Leonard M. Tarr,
in charge at New Haven, will be retired November 30, 1931. Mr.
Tarr was born at Brunswick, Me., on November 19, 1857. He entered
the Signal Corps on July 3, 1883, and, after the usual period
of instruction at Fort Myer, was assigned successively as assistant
at Cairo, Chattanooga, and Mobile until December, 1886, when he
was placed in charge at Atlantic City; then followed assignments
as assistant at Boston; in charge at New London and Northfield;
assistant at Detroit; in charge at Concordia and Dubuque until
January, 1898, when he was placed in charge at New Haven.
Leonard M. Tarr, who was retired on October 30, 1931, died at
the home of his daughter in Newtonville, Mass., on September
13, 1935. A brief outline of Mr. Tarr's services will be found
on the October 1931 issue of Topics and Personnel.
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[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1935]
in New Kent County, Va., on July 13, 1859; served in the Regular
Army from August 11, 1880, to August 10, 1885 and from January
17, 1887, to November 12, 1888; appointed copyist in the Signal
Corps, War Department, at Washington, on March 2, 1891. Became
separated from the service on July 3, 1891, and was re-employed
on September 30, 1891, at the Central Office where he remained
until September, 1893, when he ws transferred to Oswego as assistant.
He later served as assistant at Parkersburg, Nashville, Raleigh,
and Galveston, and as official in charge at Tampa, Springfield,
Mo., and Sacramento, being in charge of the latter station from
February, 1908, until the time of his retirement. Retired at the
termination of June 30, 1932.
Nathaniel R. Taylor, who was retired on June 30, 1932, died
at his home in Sacramento, Calif., on October 31, 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
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel,
Taylor, Thomas R.:
Born in Summerfield, Ohio, on March 6, 1861; served in the Bureau
of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture from October
18, 1900, until February 19, 1902; he was transferred to the Weather
Bureau on February 20, 1902, and assigned to the district forecast
center at New Orleans as assistant. He later served as assistant
at the Little Rock station until November, 1909, when he was placed
in charge at Palestine. In April, 1912, he was transferred in
charge at Asheville where he remained until the time of his retirement.
Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June
Arthur R. Teeple,
formerly official in charge at Pocatello, who has been on leave
without pay since noon of April 8, 1932, has been retired effective
with the termination of April 30, 1932, on account of illness.
Mr. Teeple was born at Akron, Ohio, on March 29, 1872. He entered
the Weather Burea as assistant at Little Rock on November 25,
1898, where he remained for nearly three years. Thereafter he
served as assistant at Helena, Toledo, and Columbia, S. C., until
December 1911, when he was assigned to Pocatello as official in
Teeple, who was retired on April 30, 1932, on account of disability,
died on February 27, 1938, at the home of his son and daughter
whom was visiting in South Gate, Calif. A notice of his retirement
and an outline of his service will be found in Topics and Personnel
for June 1932.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1932]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1938]
Alfred H. Thiessen,
who was reappointed at the Central Office on March 17, 1941, was
retired at the termination of April 30, 1942. Major Thiessen was
born in Troy, N.Y., on April 8, 1872. His service in the Weather
Bureau began at Pittsburgh as observer on July 1, 1898. He subsequently
was assigned to Helena, Washington, Point Reyes and Manteo as
assistant, and to Mount Weather, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Salt Lake
City, Portland, Baltimore, and Denver as official in charge. He
resigned from the Weather Bureau on December 11, 1920 to accept
a commission as Captain in the Regular Army.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1942]
Ralph W. Thomas, assistant meteorologist
in charge of the Erie station, was voluntarily retired at the
termination of May 31, 1944. He was born in Harbor Creek, Pa.,
on March 23, 1881 and entered the Weather Bureau at Erie on June
22, 1908. With the exception of being out of the service for about
a year he served continuously at the Erie station, being placed
in charge on January 1, 1930.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1944]
Walter W. Thomas was retired at the termination
of July 31, 1933, under the provisions of section 8 (a) of the
Independent Offices Appropriation Act, he having had over 30 years'
service and the station at which he was serving being closed.
Mr. Thomas was born at Grafton, W. Va., on January 12, 1871. He
served in the U. S. Army from June 14, 1892, to September 20,
1900. He entered the Weather Bureau on September 24, 1900, and
served as assistant at Carson City and San Francisco, and as official
in charge at Point Reyes Light and Lewiston, Idaho, being in charge
of the latter station from April 5, 1907, up to the time of his
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1933]
the Central Office, will be retired December 31, 1931. He was
born in Johnson County, Mo., on December 31, 1857. Mr. Thompson
entered the Signal Corps on August 20, 1885, and served at the
Central Office in a clerical capacity until March, 1886, when
he was detailed to Fort Myer for instructions until July, 1886,
at which time he was transferred to Norfolk as assistant; thereafter
he served successively for short periods as official in charge
at Cape Henry and Chicacomico; and as assistant at Cape Henry,
Cincinnati, Rio Grande City, and Columbus until November, 1896,
when he was transferred to the Central Office.
Arthur Thompson, who was retired December 31, 1931, died at
the Soldiers' Home Hospital in Washington, D.C., on May 12,
1938. An outline of his service and a notice of his retirement
will be found in Topics and Personnel for November 1931.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, November
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1938]