Hello Gay, Here is what I found on the front page of The Florence Daily Citizen; Thursday, July 2, 1931 about JAMES SEARS. "Aged Recluse Died Wednesday In Canon City.............. James Sears, 74, of North Hardscrabble, an old time resident of the district, died at a Canon City hospital at nine Wednesday evening. Sears has lived in the Wetmore district for about 25 years, but always a recluse, little is known about him, and as far as is known he has no relatives living. Several weeks ago he suffered a paralytic stroke at his home and was brought to a Canon City hospital, but failed rapidly and died last night. The body is being cared for at the Easton Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at the Wetmore church, with Rev, J. R. Burchfield officiating, Friday afternoon at three o'clock. The burial will be at the New Hope cemetery in Wetmore."
NOTE: Nothing is said in this article about being Jesse James. So my search goes on. Sincerely, Bob James.