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THE BLUE COAT TRAIN ROBBERY

By Craig Winfield

OLD CHICAGO & ALTON RAILROAD

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

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Folks, I started this a day ago but there is just lots of genealogical history here seems this was a train robbery of the old kind near Blue Cut, Missouri. Seems that Jesse James was blamed on the incident. Trouble was James robbed a cotton farmer near Mountain Creek Lake on the old Ft. Worth – Dallas Road the day after the train was held up. So much for that but this is really the story of a train robbery and I have listed and indexed all the passengers and their home town. If your kinfolk was on this train, I have placed them into posterity. Here is the story entitled

THE BLUE COAT TRAIN ROBBERY

and it took me all day to index it, you have a lot of respect for the author who researched this complete and fascinating tale. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about a train robbery that captivated the nation are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.

Here’s one of ‘em.

FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY COLLECTION AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES. TOM RUSSELL COLLECTION

For more Information Please Visit:

The Tom Russell Collection

IF I FIND SOMETHING THAT I THINK MERITS YOUR INTEREST, I WILL WRITE A REVIEW AND PLACE IT ON EBAY AND GIVE YOU NOTICE AND A HEAD START TO BUYITNOW!

Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western heroes. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.

I hope you appreciate the effort.


THE BLUE CUT TRAIN ROBBERY

By Craig Winfield

Sooner or later - Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are laying on some dealer's dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, - its worth all the time I spend.

ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1879 - 81

ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: MISSOURI

GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

BOOTHE, John – leader of a Posse who led them to Oak Grove

BROWN, Deputy who arrested a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

BUGLER, John – Arrested as having been part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

BURTON, Mr. – Brakeman of the robbed train

CASEN, Sheriff – Leader of a posse from Saline County

CHAPMAN, Creed – Arrested as having been part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

CHAPMAN, Sam – Arrested as having been part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

COGWELL, Oscar – Officer and member of the posse

CRITTENDEN, Thomas T., - Governor f Missouri

CUMMINS, Jim - a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

DUNN, Mr. – Postal Superintendent

FISK, Charles - arrested a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

FOOTE, L. “Chappy†– Engineer of the robbed train

FORD, Bob - a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

FORD, Charley - a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

FOX, H. A. - Messenger Agent of the United States Express Company was wounded by a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

HAZELBAKER, J. N. – Conductor of the robbed train

HAYS, Deputy Marshall who arrested William Marshall as a suspect.

HITE, Clarence - a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

JAMES, Frank – Suspected as having been part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

JAMES, Jesse – Suspected as having been part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

JONES, Sheriff of Dallas County, Texas

LAND, John – Arrested as having been a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

LANGHORNE, Maurice – Deputy Marshal, a former Confederate Soldier under General Jo Shelby, who led a posse to arrest the train robbers.

LAUGHLIN, Deputy who arrested a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

LIDDIL, Dick (alias Charles Siderwood of Vernon County) accused of being involved in robbery.

LITTLE, Dick – Suspected as having been part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

MELLOR, Otis – Mail Agent of the robbed train

MILLER, Ed - a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

MURPHY, Cornelius – County Marshal of Jackson County

MURRAY, John – (Former Ex-County Treasurer of Jackson City) and Father whose son was arrested as having been a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

MURRAY, William – Arrested as having been a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

NORMAN BROTHERS – Victims were held up outside Mountain Creek, Texas by the James Gang on day after the Blue Cut Train Robbery

RHINEHART BROTHERS – Victims were held up outside Mountain Creek, Texas by the James Gang on day after the Blue Cut Train Robbery

RYAN, Andy – (Brother of “Whiskey Head†Ryan) - Arrested as having been a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

SHELBY, Jo – Confederate General

SNEED, James – resident of area near the robbery

SPEERS, Chief of Police of Kansas City, Missouri

STILLWELL, - arrested a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

THOMAS, J. J. – Victim who was held up outside Mountain Creek, Texas by the James Gang on day after the Blue Cut Train Robbery

TIMBERLAKE, Sheriff – Of Clay County

TREAT, Mr. – Express Agent at Kansas City

WILKERSON, John - arrested a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

WILLIAMS, Charles - Porter of the robbed train

WINFIELD, Craig – noted western author of this story

WOOD, a suspect and part of a gang which held up the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

YOUNGER BROTHERS – western gang

NAMES OF THOSE ROBBED INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Benson, W. C. of Quincy, Ill.

Berry, Peter from Iowa

Betts, Mrs. H. P. of Hillsdale

Blackhart, John of Chicago

Brown, Charles H. of Jordan, New York

Cameron, Jerome H. of Sister, Missouri

Cameron, N. J. of Sister, Missouri

Camp, C. R. – A general travel agent of New York land buying company lost $4,021

Cannon, J. F. of Oxford, Kansas

Carthe, Robert of Berry, New York

Clifford, R. H. of New York

Davis, A. S. of Albany, New York

Dunakan, Mrs. C. A. – not searched

Duncan, Mrs. from Leroy, New York

Edgeworth, G. H. of Ottawa

Edington, Mrs. from Kansas

Evans, John of Topeka, Kansas

Feet, Mrs. from Ohio

Garfield, Charles of Osborn City

Gault, Alex – his nice of Blackburn, Missouri

Gault, Alex of Blackburn, Missouri

Grimmald, O. H. of Chicago, Ill.

Haley, Mrs. from Kansas

Haley, W. P. of Kansas City

Harris, Colonel James of Chicago

Hayes, William of Gunnison, Colorado

High, John – employee of the LE&W lost $15.

Hulz, Jane B. of Oak Grove, Missouri

Ingersol, R. A. and his two little children from Helena, Montana

Johnson, Nancy of Olathe, Kansas

Keene, R. N. of Lexington, Missouri

Lamping, George of Sterling

Long, J. W. of St. Louis, Missouri

Louistrom, Doctor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Martin, Mrs. of Hancock County

Mason, T. S. and wife from Topeka

Mass, S. J. of Ottumwa, New Jersey

Mattler, Frank J., of Kansas City

McCormack, R. of Cambridge, Missouri

Mead, M. of Savannah, New York

O’Brien, John with wife and daughter from Penn Yan, New York lost $1,000

Palette, Tura of Oak Grove, Missouri

Peets, P. R. of Holyoke, Mass.

Perry, A. G., of Oak Grove, Missouri

Perry, Nathan of Pen Yan, New York

Powers, A. H. of Cambridge, Missouri

Shields, Thomas of Chicago

Slocumb, W. C. of Kansas City

Smeut, Mrs. S. M.. of Hillsdale

Smith, Fanny of Indianapolis

Smith, J. J. of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Smith, Julia of Indianapolis

Smith, T. A. of Chicago

Spedlaberger, E. F. of Hamilton

Stafford, Mary E., of Humboldt, Nebraska

Steel, Samuel of Oak Grove, Missouri

Streeter, Doctor George W. of Waco, Texas

Trimball, C. S. of Mexico, Missouri

Wagner, J. H. of San Marcos, Texas

White, F. G. of Burlington, Iowa

Willis, W. of Chicago, Ill.

Yerkes, Mrs. L. A. of Detroit

York, A. A. of Council Bluffs, Iowa

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Picture 1) – Photo of Jesse James taken in 1879 when visiting the race track at Long Brad, New Jersey *

(Courtesy of Carl W. Breihan Collection)

Picture 2) – Photo of Frank James *

Picture 3) – Photo of Chief of Police Tom Speers of Kansas City *

(Courtesy of Kansas City Police Department)

Picture 4) – Photo of Deputy Marshal of Jackson County, Mirrouri *

(Courtesy of William Wallace Collection)

Picture 5) – Photo of Reward Notice for train robbers *

(Courtesy of Carl W. Breihan Collection)

RAILROADS AND TRAINS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Chicago & Alton Railroad

Chicago & Rock Island Railroad

L. E. & W. Railroad

Missouri & Pacific Railroad

PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Adams Express

Blue Cut, Missouri

Blue Springs, Missouri

Crackerneck Region

Dallas, Texas

Dockman

Glendale, Missouri

Independence, Missouri

Indian Nation Territory

Jackson County, Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

Joplin, Missouri

Kansas City

Lafayette County

Lee’s Summit

Lexington

Marshal, Missouri

Mountain Creek, Texas

Norfolk Robbery

Oak Grove

Old Fort Worth Road

Saline County

Tarrant County, Texas

Texas

United States Express

Winton Statioin

THE BLUE COAT TRAIN ROBBERY

By Craig Winfield

OLD BLUE COAT TRAIN ROBBERY

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete and seldom found western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in excellent condition, the cover is pristine and in vibrant color.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Postage to U. S., $4.50 to Canada. $5.00 Priority Mail. $12.30 Par Avion (Air Mail) for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

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