He married Jewell Estel "Billie" Hendryx on 12 Jun 1931. She was born 29 Mar 1914 in Floyd, Hunt, Texas and died 21 Dec 2005 in Fort Sumner, NM.
Jewel "Billie" Sweet, 91, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at her home.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the First Baptist Church.
Edward Sweet was Inmate # 6896 in the New Mexico State Prison. He was received on 8 Apr 1931 for Larceny from an automobile and was sentenced 1 year 18 months and the cost of $72.40. He plead not guilty on 6 Apr 1931. He was 27 years old.
His previous convictions were Killing antelopes received 60 days in the Roosevelt County jail in New Mexico. Also as Inmate # 7874 Assault with a deadly weapon, sentenced 18 months and costs of $18.85 on 22 Feb 1934, plead not guilty. Was received to the New Mexico State Prison on 24 Feb 1934.
His occupation at the time of his prison sentence was a broom maker.
He died 5 Dec 1974 in Fort Sumner, NM
In 1952 he established the "Billy the Kid Museum" which is still owned and operated by his family.
Visit their website at the link below.
In the museum is some of Billy the Kid's artifacts and memorabilia, I am wondering how real these items are or if he was conning people into believing he had Billy's things, after all he was a convict. Be interesting to know, I might have to plan a trip.
He and his wife had a son named Donald Sweet.