Jesse James, the wanted bandit and train robber, was killed in his home in St. Joseph,
Missouri the morning of April 3, 1882. James had been living in a small house on a hill in the
southeast part of town with his wife since November 1881. There were also two other men with
Jesse James and his wife at the time of his death, Robert and Charles Ford. Charles had been
with Jesse since he had moved...
For the second time in less than 10 years, Missouri had written a new State Constitution
which was up for ratification by the citizens of the state. The New York Times reported that
the third Missouri Constitution was well on its way to passing by a wide margin with 8,245 votes
for the Constitution and 1,042 against it in the city of St. Louis alone. For close to twenty towns
that are outside of...