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Ernest G. Bice Papers

Identifier: P-0007

Scope and Content of the Collection

Included in the collection are pedigree charts; family group sheets; birth, marriage, and death records; photographs; and newspaper clippings. Family “Roundup” programs and materials from Bice family reunions can be found in the collection along with Bice’s personal genealogical research notes. The collection is divided into three series which are arranged alphabetically.

Series I, Correspondence, includes correspondence with family members and other researchers. It also contains photographs and family records

Series II, Family Genealogy, contains materials assembled by Mr. Bice as he conducted genealogical research, and includes some correspondence and copies of documents.

Series III, Personal, includes reports from the United States Weather Bureau covering Hurricane Beulah as it struck Brownsville, Texas in September 1967. Also contained in the series are newspaper clippings depicting Bice being honored by the Weather Bureau for his exceptional service as a meteorologist.

The extent of the Ernest G. Bice collection is 7 boxes (2.5 linear feet).


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Biographical / Historical

In September of 1967 Ernest Gordon Bice was chief meteorologist for the United States Weather Bureau in Brownsville, Texas during the onslaught of Hurricane Beulah. Bice led a team of meteorologists in reporting storm conditions without leaving his post although all communication with his family had been severed. In 1968 Bice was awarded a United States Department of Commerce Gold Medal and inducted into the Hall of Honor for extraordinary service and dedication.

Active in the field of genealogy, Bice researched variations of the family name including Buis, Buise, and Byas. He also performed extensive research into the lineage of his wife, Marie Henderson Bice. Several original documents in the collection relate to the lineage of Marie Henderson Bice and date from the early 1800s. Mr. Bice received and answered hundreds of genealogy reference requests from correspondents.


2.5 Linear Feet (7 Boxes)

Physical Location

Archives: 3B6


The Bice collection was housed at the Arlington, Texas Public Library and donated to the Fort Worth Public Library in 2005.
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102