Oliver Yantis was not the most successful outlaw. He was one of the first members of the Bill Doolin Gang. Just a week after Doolin’s former outfit, the Daltons, met its end at Coffeyville, KS, on October 6, 1892, he and Bitter Creek Newcomb and Yantis held up a train near Caney, KS. They came away with less than $100.
Three weeks later, on November 1, the trio hit a bank at Spearville, KS, getting about $1600. Yantis had no time to celebrate. He was killed by a posse four weeks after that.