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Rube Houston "Rube Burrows" Burrow
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1855
Sulligent
Lamar County
Alabama, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1890
Linden
Marengo County
Alabama, USA

Outlaw.Robbed his first train in Bellevue Texas December 1, 1886 with his brother Jim.He hit his second train at Gordon Texas in January 1887, successfully taking $4,200 from the express car. Rube earned the distinction of being the only man in history to rob a train by himself.He was captured in 1890 and soon escaped.He was killed in a shootout a few days later.His body was taken to Birmingham and was displayed to the public before being sent home for burial. 
 
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 Parents:
  Allen Henry Burrow (1825 - 1892)
  Martha Caroline Terry Burrows (1828 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Riverson Burrow (1859 - 1882)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Jasper Burrow (1851 - 1927)*
  Rube Houston Burrow (1855 - 1890)
  James Buchanon Burrow (1858 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fellowship Cemetery
Vernon
Lamar County
Alabama, USA
 
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Record added: May 02, 2005
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