Did Frank James die in the last shoot-out with the Ford that was still living?

ask-the-marshallRichard Dalton

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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.


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Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian and the Wild West History Association’s vice president. His latest book is 2018’s Arizona Oddities: A Land of Anomalies and Tamales. Send your question, with your city/state of residence, to marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu or Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327.