Jesse James was a skilled and dedicated professional, constantly working to improve his skills. Were he alive today, he would probably be the chairman of Enron or Halliburton. On the 21st in 1873, when he was CEO of the James-Younger Gang, he pulled off the first train robbery. He derailed a locomotive of the Rock Island Railroad and escaped with $2,337 in cash. Unfortunately, the train’s engineer, John Rafferty, died in the crash and I am certain that it really ticked Jesse off that he had missed an earlier transcontinental express which was carrying a far greater bunch of cash. When he was finally caught, Mr. James probably felt a bit like Ken Lay did when the Department of Justice showed up at his door.
Maybe being too close to your family is not such a good idea. You also might want to think about the kids you hang out with. Jesse had his brother Frank hung out with and they liked to play with the Younger boys, Cole, James, John, and Robert, colleagues in the Old West outlaw game.