Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012



            Joe Edward Smith was born to John Jasper and Emma Jane Buckmaster Smith 21 December 1898 on a ranch south of Hyattville.  He moved to Washakie County in 1920 and followed ranching and cowboying all of his life.  His brothers and sisters are: Mollie E Carshire Hudgens (half-sister), Charlotte (Lottie) Brown, Ruth Ann Durfey, John, Jess and James Smith.  Joe served on the Agriculture Conservation board two years; Ten Sleep School Board 1937-1942; Big Horn Hereford Breeders Association and was a member of the American Hereford Assn. and Wyoming Stockgrowers Assn.  He belonged to the Ten Sleep Lodge No. 46 AF & AM; Signal Cliff Chapter No 49 OES and the United Methodist Church.


            On November 24, 1929, in Bridger, MT,  he married Millicent Lura Young, a nurse at the Basin Hospital.  The couple had two children:  Edward (1931) and Millicent Louise (1933) both born in Ten Sleep.  Joe Edward Smith passed away in 1977.



Memories:  Joe Smith, tall, slim and red haired, was a gentle, quiet man with a spirit of good will to all.  Fb