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Bruce Younger
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Birth: 1853
St. Clair County
Missouri, USA
Death: 1888
New Mexico, USA

Son of Charles Lee and Parmelia Dorcas Younger Wilson. Was married to Myrabell Shirley a.k.a Belle Starr. He died about 1888 in a cave in New Mexico, his mummified remains were identified by his sister Sophia.
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Dallas Morning News, February 28, 1943. Fifty Years Ago Today. Gainesville. -- The identification of the petrified man by Mrs. John T. Biffle, wife of a prominent cattleman of this county, as the body of Bruce Younger [see that --> copy of 1893 news clipping] is the sole topic of conversation again today. Nobody doubts the lady's sincerity, but a great many think she might be mistaken. Joshua Garham, an old and well-known citizen of Cooke County, thinks the body is that of John Lankston, who left here for California in 1848.
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A sister of those ideal outlaws, the Younger brothers, lives in Kansas City [i.e., Sophronia Kirkpatrick nee Younger?]. She is married and few know her identity. Even I did not know it until she addressed me a letter yesterday, caused by the publication of a story that a fossilized body supposed to be that of Bruce Younger had been found in a cave in the Guadaloupe mountains, and had been identified by a sister of Bruce living in Gainesville, Texas. The sister in Kansas City denies the existence of such a woman. Bruce, says the sister, emphatically, was never associated with the James Boys, and even if alive, Frank James would not know him. But she claims that Bruce Younger died in Colorado City and was buried in Colorado Springs 3 years ago last September. The winter of 1885, she says, he was in Kansas City, and made his home with her, under an assumed name, of course. Then he went west. The sister has a postal card written by Bruce when he was first taken sick in Colorado, and from his illness she says he never recovered. "I know what I am saying" she says, "and if Bruce were alive now, he would only be 42 years old. I don't want to see my name in print, but if necessary you may reveal my identity for the sake of the dead. As to Bruce, he never was an outlaw. Bucks County Gazette, Bristol, Pennsylvania, Thursday, April 27, 1893. Watertown Times, New York. Wednesday, May 10, 1893
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There are a few, however, who know that one of the Younger Boys is buried in Evergreen Cemetery this city. Bruce Younger, the youngest of the family, died at Colorado City and was buried in September, 1880. He had been living at Colorado City for a year or two and was a prominent character among the sporting fraternity. He used his proper name and it is said, he was never mixed up in the wrong doing of his brothers. He was a powerful man physically and was notorious among his acquaintances for the amount of whisky he could drink. At the time of his death, he was without money, and the sporting people of Colorado City supplied the funds for the burial, a notorious woman of the town supplying the most. Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 23,1893.
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 Parents:
  Charles Lee Younger (1783 - 1854)
  Permelia Dorcas Wilson (1815 - 1882)
 
 Spouse:
  Belle Starr (1848 - 1889)
 
 Siblings:
  Milton Toney Younger (1802 - 1852)**
  Elizabeth Darlisco Younger Woods (1805 - 1892)**
  Lucy Sullivan Younger Gotcher (1808 - 1874)**
  Coleman Purcell Younger (1809 - 1890)**
  Henry Washington Younger (1810 - 1862)**
  Virginia Lee Younger Creek (1812 - 1893)**
  Littleton Purcell Younger (1813 - 1893)**
  Sidney Ann Younger Burnett (1817 - 1907)**
  Adeline Lee Younger Dalton (1835 - 1925)**
  Charles F Younger (1838 - 1894)**
  Thomas Jefferson Younger (1845 - 1911)**
  Catherine Simpson Younger Warren (1848 - 1941)**
  Bruce Younger (1853 - 1888)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 01, 2004
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Bruce Younger
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