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 Robert Ewing “Bob” Younger

Robert Ewing “Bob” Younger

Birth
Lees Summit, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 16 Sep 1889 (aged 35)
Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Lees Summit, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Stone is there, but interrment is currently unknown. Stone mistakenly placed.
Memorial ID 2800 · View Source
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Western Outlaw. Born in Lee's Summit, Missouri, he was the brother of Cole, John and Jim Younger, and a member of the James-Younger Gang which was former by his brother Cole with Frank and Jesse James. After serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he tried his hand at ranching before turning to a life of banditry. For the next years to come, he robbed banks, trains and stage coaches across Missouri, Kansas, and other nearby states before he joined his brother Cole as a member of James-Younger Gang in 1873. In September 1876, the gang attempted to rob the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota. The townspeople fought back and in the ensuing shootout Bob was shot, along with all three of his Younger brothers being captured. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in Sillwater, Minnesota, where he died from tuberculosis at age 35.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 28 Apr 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Ewing “Bob” Younger (29 Oct 1853–16 Sep 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2800, citing Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lees Summit, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .