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Robert Ford

Born: Dec 8, 1861

Death: Jun 8, 1892

Birthplace: Ray County

Nationality: United States

Robert Ford

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1861
Date of Death : Jun 8, 1892
Birth Place : Ray County

Robert Newton "Bob" Ford was an American outlaw best known for killing his gang leader Jesse James in April 1882 to collect a reward. For about a year, he and his older brother Charles performed paid re-enactments of the killing at publicity events. Later he drifted around the West, operating saloons and dance halls. Ford was shot to death at the age of 30 in Creede, Colorado by Edward Capehart O'Kelley, who attacked him in Ford's temporary tent saloon. Ford was first buried in Creede. His remains were later moved and reinterred at Richmond Cemetery in Richmond in Ray County, Missouri; "The man who shot Jesse James" was inscribed on his grave marker.

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