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Joe Shelby "Joe" LeFors
Original name: Joseph S. LeFors
Birth: Feb. 20, 1865
Paris
Lamar County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1940
Buffalo
Johnson County
Wyoming, USA

Western Lawman. Born Joseph S. LeFors in Paris, Texas, he began his career in law enforcement in 1887, as a Wyoming Livestock Inspector recovering rustled cattle. In 1899, he was appointed a Deputy US Marshal and led a posse to capture Butch Cassidy's gang for train robberies in the territory. He is perhaps most noted for gaining a confession from Tom Horn whom was the primary suspect in the murder of Willie Nickell during the Iron Mountain Montana, range wars of 1902. After the hanging of Horn, LeFors worked as an employee for area cattle companies and did contract cases for the Pinkerton Detective Agency into the early 1900s. He died in Buffalo, Wyoming. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Jefferson LeFors (1808 - 1881)
  Martha Mahala West LeFors (1827 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Mahala Hannum Baker (1879 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Clarice M Steele (____ - 1977)*
  Reba Bessie LeFors (1897 - 1918)*
  Earl Glen LaForce (1899 - 1988)*
  Frances Ardath G. LeFors (1905 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Eliza Jane LeFors McCarty (1831 - 1878)**
  Margery Eleanor LeFors (1833 - ____)**
  Mary Jane LeFors Cope (1835 - 1917)**
  John Benly Lefors (1836 - ____)**
  Matilda Jennetta LeFors (1839 - ____)**
  Molita Ann LeFors (1840 - ____)**
  Nancy Elizabeth LeFors Eddleman (1843 - ____)**
  James Isham Lefors (1849 - 1909)*
  Samuel Houston Lefors (1850 - 1878)*
  William Jasper West LeFors (1851 - 1929)*
  Thomas Newton LeFors (1853 - 1894)*
  Isaac Hugh LeFors (1858 - ____)*
  Rufus Anderson LeFors (1859 - 1946)*
  Jefferson Davis LeFors (1861 - 1923)*
  Doctor Price LeFors (1863 - 1870)*
  Joe Shelby LeFors (1865 - 1940)
  Robert Edmon LeFors (1866 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Willow Grove Cemetery
Buffalo
Johnson County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Block 51, Lot 8, Space 1
 
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Record added: Dec 08, 1999
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