June 28, 1902

It was announced that Frank James had decided to live again in Kearney, MO along with his wife. He also stated (through his attorney) that his aged mother was planning to live with them. To make the family complete again, the body of Jesse James would be moved from its grave of twenty years. Every rig in Kearny and Excelsior Springs was rented out for the day so people could watch the procession.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.