Frank James died peacefully of old age at the James farm in Clay County, Missouri, on February 18, 1915. His ashes were kept in a vault until his wife Annie’s death in 1944. Their ashes were interred together on her family’s property.
Bob Ford was shot and killed by Ed O’Kelly in Ford’s saloon in Creede, Colorado, on June 8, 1892.
Those tales of Frank James avenging Jesse’s murder were only in the fertile mind of Hollywood writers.
Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian. His books include The Arizona Trilogy and Law of the Gun.
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