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Frank JAMES

American Frank JAMES

born Alexander Franklin JAMES

American outlaw, the older brother of outlaw Jesse James

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on January 10, 1843 in Kearney, Missouri, USA
Died: on February 18, 1915 in Kearney, Missouri, USA


Biography

James was born Alexander Franklin James in Kearney, Missouri to Baptist minister Reverend Robert Sallee James and his wife Zerelda (Cole) James, who had moved from Kentucky. He was the oldest of three children. His father died in 1851 and his mother re-married Benjamin Simms in 1852. After his death she married a third time to Dr. Reuben Samuel in 1855 when Frank was 13 years old. As a child, James showed interest in his late father's sizable library, especially the works of William Shakespeare. Census records show that James attended school regularly, and he reportedly wanted to become a teacher.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

See Also :

- Category Criminal