Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2014


Orvill Joe Cogdill was born to Charles Franklin and Elsie Neely Cogdill February 15, 1912 in Washakie [Big Horn] , County, the first born child of the young couple who lived in the Worland farming area.  The Cogdills had six children:  Orville, Lewis, Elsie, Ronald, Doris and Harold.   Orville remained unmarried, farmed and labored a lifetime with and for his parents and their family. They moved from Worland before 1935 to the Upper Nowood area where they were surrounded by good friends among them the Carl Hampton family, the Joe Carrier family, and the Breedens.    As per the 1930 census Orville had had two years of High School.  He passed away in May 1982 in Washakie County—a lifelong citizen in the area.   During WW II, Lewis and Ronald Cogdill served in the military.


Memories:  I believe Orville was little known to the Ten Sleep community as his life sketch here attests he was ‘farm’ bound.  He was tall and medium complexion and I can only assume he was more outgoing at home, but of a quiet, distant nature in public.  fb