Before Jesse James let his mistress use it as a pet name for him, Vanilla Gorilla was once the name of a business. The nickname was "Dingus." He got this nickname after he accidentally shot off the tip of the third finger on his left hand while he was cleaning his pistol. Jesse. Abolitionists, 9 American Weekly, 68 Anderson, William C. (“Bloody Bill"): origin of nickname, 33; physical description of, 33; early years in Huntsville, Missouri. If you have a confirmed picture of the James Gang then please send it to editorial whizzpast. Which historic badass were you in a past life? In , Robert James traveled to California to preach in the gold mining camps; however, not long after arriving he became sick and died. Bob Ford, looking for reward money, shot him in the back of the head while he was turned dusting a picture on the wall on April 3, There is no evidence that the James gang ever shared any of robbery money outside their circle. You will soon receive an activation email. The robbers inside the bank were thwarted when acting cashier Joseph Lee Heywood refused to open the safe, falsely claiming that it was secured by a time lock even as they held a bowie knife to his throat and cracked his skull with a pistol butt. Suffering from tuberculosis then incurable and a morphine addiction, Charley Ford committed suicide on May 6, , in Richmond, Missouri. Over time, the letters gradually became more political in tone, as James denounced the Republicans and expressed his pride in his Confederate loyalties. Jesse James in music. American Outlaws , played by Colin Farrell Jesse probably went around it. Agents of the Pinkerton Detective Agency on the hunt for Jesse and brother Frank threw an incendiary device into the family home, killing the 4-year-old half-brother and causing the mother to need her right arm amputated. Canyon Diablo Fort Grant Prescott Phoenix Tombstone Tucson Yuma. Slot antenna book out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! Meanwhile, the citizens of Northfield grew suspicious of the men guarding the door and raised the alarm. He was a Confederate guerilla in the U. Sid James or Jesse James.? Earlier that year, Bob Ford had arranged with the governor of Missouri to take down Jesse in exchange for a reward. Biography Crime and Investigation History en Espanol LRW Military History. At this time we are unable to complete your subscription. For instance, in Willa Cather 's My Antonia , the narrator reads a book entitled 'Life of Jesse James' — probably referring to a dime novel. A cheery fire blazed and crackled on the hearth of the old-fashioned fire place. The Ford Brothers Indicted, Plead Guilty, Sentenced To Be Hanged, And Pardoned All In One Day". Fort Boise Fort Hall. Frank James fought with the pro-secession Missouri State Guard at the start of the war then joined a band of Confederate guerillas, also known as bushwhackers, who carried out attacks against Union sympathizers in the region.