Reported Death of Jesse James
The Minnesota Newspaper Headline, dated 6 April 1882, reported the death of Jesse James was mentioned in the Rice County Journal, with the following Headlines: "SHOT BY ROBERT FORD, MISSOURI, RICE CO. JOUR. 06/APR/1882; DOUBT EXPRESSED AS TO WHETHER OR NOT MAN SHOT WAS REALLY JESSE JAMES, RICE CO. JOUR. 13/APR/1882."
Another headline in the Rice Co. Journal purported: "FORD BROS. SENTENCED TO BE HANGED FOR DEATH OF JESSE JAMES, RICE CO. JOUR. 20/APR/1882."
We found these headlines on Ancestry.com when we did a search through the old newspaper archives for Jesse Woodson James. This is the source Information: Dalby, John. Minnesota Newspaper Headline Index, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Description: Index of over 31,500 names which appear in Minnesota newspaper headlines.
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