Frank Hagar 7 BIGELOW

15596.91     Frank Hagar 7 BIGELOW, son of  Francis Edwin ( Alpheus , Josiah 4, Thomas 3, Samuel 2, John 1 and Ann (HAGAR) BIGELOW, was born at Concord, Middlesex, MA on 28 August 1851. Early schooling was in Concord and three years in a Latin school in Boston. His mother was interested in astronomy and had a small telescope, a circumstance that helped to arouse in Frank his lifelong interest in astronomical problems. After graduating from Harvard in 1873, he took a position as assistant astronomer at the Cordoba Observatory, Argentina, where he remained for three years before returning to the U.S. to study for the ministry. He received his B.D. from the Episcopal Theologicat School, Cambridge, MA and for a short time was rector of St. Paul's Church, Natick, MA. He then returned to Argentina, 1881-1883. After this, he held many posts: Chief of Climatological Division of the U.S. Weather Bureau (1906-1910), Editor of the Monthly Weather Review (1909-1910) and Professor of Meterology, Oficina Meteorologica, Cordoba, Argentina, (1910-1921). Earlier he had been Professor of Solar Physics at George Washington University (1904-1910).  He was a member of many metereological groups and scientific societies. His voluminous writings covered a wide range in the fields of climatology, meteorology and kindred subjects. After retiring due to failing eyesight and diabetes, he went to France, then London and finally to Vienna where he died on 02 March 1924. His wife, Mary E. Spalding, whom he married on 06 October 1881 survived him but a few days dying on 07 March 1924. Mary was the daughter of Rev. Amos F. and Caroline E. (Sanderson) Spalding and born at Calais, ME 24 November, 1857.

Frank Hagar and Mary Ellen (Spalding) Bigelow had one child:

15596.911     Marlin Spalding, b 29 April 1884 Milwaukee, WI; d 05 June 1884.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 123;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Who's Who in America, 1922-23;
Monthly Weather Review, March, 1924;
Who's Who in American Science.

Modified - 11/13/2007
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