Re: W J STILES is burried in OK !!
An interesting book has recently been published "The Jesse James Northfield Raid, The Confessions of the Ninth Man." by John Koblas.A man calling himself Bill Stiles surfaced in LA, 1913. Strong evidence exists that Bill Stiles and Bill Chadwell were in fact, two seperate men. In particular, Stiles father arrived in Northfield to identify his sons body and insisted that the body was NOT his son. Chadwell was indeed killed but Bill Stiles was the Ninth Man waiting on the edge of town to lead the boys to safety. Things went bad off course and there is much speculation and not real proof as to what happened after that. I am an Old West student and re-enactor. I am a member of The Old West Society Of Minnesota. We are currently involved in filming a documentary for The History Channel based on this book. In fact the first scene is due to be shot Memorial weekend, 2000 in which I will play Bill Stiles. Very interested in corresponding with you. Were you every contacted by John Koblas ? Are you related to this Bill Stiles ?Awaiting your reply. Sincerly, Vince Bergdale, Minnesota