We have a legend in out Taylor family, that Great Grandfather Charles Taylor, was shot off of a telegraph pole, during a train robbery in 1910. Charles Taylor was from Jefferson Co, MO. This tale comes from Charles' middle son William A. Taylor & Wm would have been about age 20, Grandpa William also said he remembers rough men riding into his mothers farm yard & throwing saddle bags on the poarch & saying that Charles would not be home as he was killed. Actually there is a second simular version by Wm's youngest brother Bryant Taylor that Charles worked for the Railroad & was killed by the James Gang, but the James Gang had been out of business for almost 20 years in 1910, but there were lesser known gangs in the area at the time.
I have looked high & low for a train robbery in or about 1910 in Missouri & surrounding states, with out success. So I am wondering if anyone on this Missouri Board knows of one?