Person:Robert Dalton (9)

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Robert Dalton
b.13 May 1869 Cass County, Missouri
m. 12 Mar 1851
  1. Charles Benjamin Dalton1852 - 1936
  2. Henry Coleman Dalton1853 - 1920
  3. Littleton Lee Dalton1857 - 1942
  4. Franklin Dalton1859 - 1888
  5. Gratten Dalton1861 - 1892
  6. Mason Frakes Dalton1865 - 1894
  7. Eva May Dalton1867 - 1939
  8. Robert Dalton1869 - 1892
  9. Emmett Dalton1871 - 1937
  10. Leona Randolph Dalton1875 - 1964
  11. Nancy May Dalton1876 - 1901
  12. Simon Noel Dalton1878 - 1928
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Name[1] Robert Dalton
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 13 May 1869 Cass County, Missouri
Death[2] 5 Oct 1892 Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas(killed by the citizens during a bank robbery)
Burial[2] Elmwood Cemetery, Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas

Before begining a life of crime, he served as a deputy marshal in Wichita, Kansas, keeping the peace in the Osage Nation. In 1890, after he and his brother, Emmett, were accused of selling whiskey to Indians, he abandoned his lawful ways and went to New Mexico Territory, where he formed the Dalton Gang. He was recognized as the leader, and for the next two years he and his brothers, together with various associates, robbed banks and trains, killing anyone who opposed them or stood in their way. He was one of those killed in the disastrous raid on Coffeyville, Kansas.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Cass, Missouri, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 627B.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Find A Grave.