Sheriff Joseph Gill

 

 

 

For 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.

 

September 14, 1914 - Train Wreck in Ashton, Iowa

 

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 16, 1914 - Burglars Rob Ashton Post Office and Exchange Gun Fire with Night Marshall

 

November 13, 1915 - Henry Vasquez Murdered; Frank Martinez Gets 30 Years for the Murder

 

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.

 

In 1917 - Chain Lake Drained, Converted into Farm Land to Grow Potatoes for Iowa State Institutions   

 

February 19, 1918 - Herman Schroeder charged with Bootlegging

 

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.

 

March 7, 1920 - Carl Jess Kills his Father Claus Jess Jr. While Asleep in Bed; Jury Finds Jess Insane

 

 

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.

 

 

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