Joseph was an electrician, and residing in Honolulu, Hawaii at the time of his marriage to Margaret. Witnesses to the wedding were Ernest E. MacLeod and Louise MacLeod, both of Vancouver, and they were married by Reverend J.M. MacLeod.
The 1900 census (taken June 1) shows him living in Hamakua (Honokaa), Hawaii, and that he immigrated in 1890. He has his son and two daughters with him, as well as his sister-in-law Ceil McKenzie (born January, 1854, immigrated to Hawaii in 1899, and both her parents were from Scotland), and a boarder names Charles Menicke. Joseph is listed as a Telephone Manager.
There is a record of him and his children sailing back to Hawaii from Vancouver on the SS Marama on (from October 9 to October 17, 1908). He is shown on the manifest as being 5’ 8”, of fair complexion, with brown hair and blue eyes.
He is living with his two daughters in Honokaa, Hawaii in the 1910 census. Here, it shows that he immigrated in 1888.
He is listed as living alone, widowed in the 1920 census for Honokaa, Hawaii.
He is listed as living alone, widowed in the 1930 census for Honokaa, Hawaii.
The 1940 census for Hamakua, Hawaii (taken April 1, 1940) shows him living alone, and retired.