Re: Letter to Roscoe from Howk, March 15,1955 Jesse Cole James "Cowboy" Missing!
Bob and Glynda,
One thing about it, Jesse Cole James was in the picture long before Bud Hardcastle ever got a hold of his boys. This is interesting for I always thought that crew were nothing but a bunch of treasure hunters also. No wonder Jesse Cole Jame's wife quarreled. Can you imagine what it would be like married to someone chasing the pot at the end of the rainbow all the time? Can you imagine how many children went without food and clothes. No welfare back in the fifties. No wonder Howk's wives left him. No wonder Dalton (whoever he was) had no family when he died. No wonder Floyd Chaplin went nuts. What about his poor wife?
What about Frances James? What all did she go through with?
It is a shame.