Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1900, New Mexico, Mora County Guadalupita Township, District 70, Image 1 of 6. Age 13 yrs., single.
• Census, 1930, New Mexico, San Miguel County, Las Vegas City, Ward 2, District 31, Image 12 of 16. Age 43 yrs. age of marriage; 24 yrs., Buyer, Wholesale.
Joseph married Lillian May Miller. (Lillian May Miller was born on 20 Oct 1890 in Illinois, died in 1957 in Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico and was buried in international Fellowship of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico.)