I chose to create a wanted poster for my character using mobilefish.com. I didn’t know what to do for her photo, considering Rose Oakley (at least to my knowledge!) isn’t a real individual, and therefore doesn’t have a photo I can use. I ended up finding a photo of an outlaw woman and using that as my image for Rose. I liked a photo of her from a distance, making it more difficult to see her face.
“Jim Burrow (18??-1888) – Jim Burrow, originally from Alabama, grew up to rob trains with his brother Reuben “Rube” Burrow in 1886. Robbing their first train on December 1, 1886 in Bellevue, Texas, they only netted a few hundred dollars. Adding members to their gang, they robbed so many trains by early 1888 that they had become the most most infamous train robbers since Jesse James, and were pursued by hundreds of lawmen throughout the south and southwest. But for Jim, his life as an outlaw was to be short-lived. In 1888, the brothers were recognized by a conductor on a train pulling into Nashville, Tennessee. Notifying authorities, lawmen trapped Rube and Jim in a passenger car. Rube shot his way to freedom but Jim was taken into custody and jailed in Texarkana. Later that year, he died in prison of consumption on October 5, 1888.”
Jesse James was a Confederate soldier who, following the wars end, created the James-Younger Gang. They robbed banks, stagecoaches and trains. He murdered a county clerk on accident, thinking it was someone else. A former confederate soldier sympathized with Jesse’s plight, and attempted to alter public opinion regarding the outlaw for the better. “Though he was famous while alive, he became even more so in death, when he was shot in the back of the head in his own home by a trusted friend” – 10 Gunslinging Outlaws of the American Wild West