Robert "Bob” Ewing Younger

(29/10/1853 - 16/09/1889)

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Born: 29/10/1853 Certified Father: Henry Washington Younger (Born 00/00/0000)
Died: 16/09/1889 of contracted tuberculosis Certified Mother: Bersheba Leighton Fristoe Younger
Children: Siblings: Henrietta Younger
Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger (15/01/1844 - 21/03/1916)
James "Jim” Hardin Younger (15/01/1848 - 00/00/1902)
John Younger (00/00/1851 - 17/03/1874)

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Robert "Bob” Ewing Younger (1853-1889) - The youngest of the Younger brothers, Bob was the 13th of 14 children. He was born on October 29, 1853 and well-educated in his early years. When brothers Cole and Jim joined Quantrill’s Guerillas during the Civil War, Bob and his brother, John, were too young, and stayed home to look after their mother and sisters. During the war, he saw his father killed by Union soldiers and his home burned to the ground. When his brothers formed the James-Younger Gang, along with Frank and Jesse James, Bob later joined them and for the next ten years robbed banks, trains, and stage coaches across Missouri, Kansas, and other nearby states. On September 7, 1876, the James-Younger Gang attempted to rob the bank in Northfield, Minnesota and when they killed a clerk, the townspeople began to fight back. In the ensuing shootout Bob was wounded in the elbow. All three Younger brothers were captured on September 21, 1876 and sent to prison. While there, Bob contracted tuberculosis and died on September 16, 1889. His body was returned to his home where is buried in the Lee Summit Historical Cemetery In Lees Summit, Missouri.


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