Buckskin Joe

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Buckskin Joe Gender: M
Edward Jonathan Hoyt
born on 4 October 1840 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Magog, Quebec (CAN), 45n16, 72w09
Timezone LMT m72w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°46' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°06 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 25°48'


Canadian-American entertainer, master of sixteen musical instruments, acrobat and aerialist who toured in circuses, once walking a tightrope two thousand feet above the Royal Gorge. He fought in the Civil War, homesteaded in southern Kansas, chased outlaws as a U.S. marshal in the Cherokee Outlet, prospected for gold from Nova Scotia to Central America, and served as a troubleshooter for "Haw" Tabor, the Silver King of Leadville. Buckskin Joe died in Los Angeles on April 20, 1918.


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Buckskin Joe: A Memoir" by Edward Jonathan Hoyt (University of Nebraska Press, 1988), p. 1: "At 6 P.M., October 4, 1840, I came kicking and squalling into the world in a log cabin under the shadow of old Mt. Orford near the village of Magog, Lower Canada, now the Province of Quebec."


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Circus/ Animal acts (Acrobat and aerialist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Master of sixteen musical instruments)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (US Civil War)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer