Dep. Sheriff Elbert Percy Sweet1

#29193, (August 1850 - 25 September 1904)
Father*Dodge Sweet2 (c 1823 - )
Mother*Susan Crawford2 (c 1830 - )


Isabella Fisher b. c 1854, d. 1922
Children 1.Nellie Sweet6 (1876 - )
 2.Melvin Dodge Sweet7 (1877 - )
 3.Glenn Sweet8 (1889 - )
Birth*August 1850He was born in August 1850 at Danville, Dodge Co., WisconsinG.2 
22 August 1850He appeared on the census of 22 August 1850 in the household of Susan Crawford and Dodge Sweet, age 1, b. WI.3 
Marriage*22 October 1874He married Isabella Fisher, daughter of Samuel Thomas Fisher and Elizabeth "Betsey" Tremper, on 22 October 1874 at Sabetha, Nemaha Co., KansasG.1 
25 June 1900He and Isabella Fisher appeared on the census of 25 June 1900 at Blackfoot, Bingham Co., IdahoG.4 
Death*25 September 1904He died on 25 September 1904 at Blackfoot, Bingham Co., IdahoG, at age 54.5 


  1. [S2027] Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911, online, Nemaha > Marriage licenses, 1874-1883, v. B > img. 63/464, p. 32. E P Sweet, age 25, and Belle Fisher, age 21, both of Sabetha KS, marr. Sabetha, Nemaha Co. 22 Oct 1874 by H N Shaw, minister of the Gospel.
  2. [S2214] Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007, online Elbert Persey Sweet, b. Danville, Dodge Co. WI, 15 Aug 1850, son of Dodge Sweet and Susan Crawford, husb. of Clara Isabell Fisher, d. Blackfoot, Bingham Co. ID, 25 Sep 1904.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Dodge (27), b. NY, farmer, real estate value $400; Susan (19), b. OH.
  4. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. E P (49), b. WI Aug 1850, parents b. VT, night watchman; Isabella (46), b. WI Jan 1844, parents b. NY, 3 children, all living; marr. 25 yrs.
  5. [S2467] Officer Down Memorial Page, online Deputy Sheriff Elbert Percey Sweet, member Bingham Co. ID Sheriff's Office, d. 25 Sep 1904.
    Deputy Sheriff Elbert Sweet was shot and killed as he responded to a house in Blackfoot where two men were robbing Japanese railroad workers.
    Deputy Sweet was met at the door by one of the suspects who shot him point blank in the face, killing him instantly. The suspects then chased the railroad foreman, who was with Deputy Sweet, into a building across the street where they shot him three times and beat him into insensibility. A regular gun battle followed with several citizens and another deputy attracted to the scene. The deputy shot and killed one of the suspects. The other suspect escaped and fled into the Fort Hall Indian Reservation where he was apprehended the next day. He was hanged at the Idaho State Prison in Boise December 16, 1904.
  6. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online, Melvin Dodge Sweet, b. Segetha [sic] KS 23 Nov 1877, son of Elpert P Sweet and Clara I Fisher.
  8. [S2265] Reno Gazette Journal, Reno, Nevada.