Sheriff Joseph Gill
Has Resided in Sibley for
Nearly Thirty Years
If elected he promises to devote
his entire time to the duties
of the Sheriff's Office.
Your Vote is Solicited
Before Joseph Gill was elected Sheriff of Osceola County in the fall of 1912, he owned a prosperous livery stable business in Sibley, Iowa. He sold his entire stock and barn to devote all of his time to the demanding duties of the sheriff's office. Gill was known to be a man of great force of character.
November 5, 1912, Joseph Gill was elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 1, 022 votes over his running mate Charles Seivert which received 854 votes.
January 1913, the Board of Supervisors accepted Hezekiah Littlechild as Deputy Sheriff of Osceola County.
In 1914, the Sibley town hall was used as the lockup for the disorderlies and fire fighting equipment.
Sheriff Joseph Gill seated, Clerk of Court W. H. Wassmann standing, 1918
In 1914 - Former Osceola County Sheriff Frank Stiles and his Wife Delila Stiles were found dead in North Dakota.
June 4, 1914 - The Worst Tornado in the History of Osceola County Visited Melvin.
November 3, 1914, Joseph Gill was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 1,312 votes over his running mate Chris Breuer which received 586 votes. Hezekiah Littlechild continued as Deputy Sheriff of Osceola County.
L. J. Philiph
November 7, 1916, Joseph Gill was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 1,157 voted over his running mate L. J. Philiph which received 1,010 votes. Hezekiah Littlechild continued as Deputy Sheriff of Osceola County.
November 5, 1918, Joseph Gill was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 1,042 votes over his running mate M. F. Mc Shea which received 662 votes.
Digging out the Railroad tracks after a snowstorm, Ocheyedan, Iowa - March 18, 1917
9th Street looking West, Sibley, Iowa - 1913 Osceola County Courthouse, Sibley, Iowa - 1913
The building behind the Courthouse to the left is the Osceola County Jail and Sheriff's living quarters, which is still in use to this present day.