18 Famous Epitaphs of Some of the Most Inspiring People Ever
Posted on Mar 30, 2016
2. "Murdered by a Traitor and a Coward Whose Name Is Not Worthy to Appear Here."
Jesse James was a legendary bandit in the American Wild West who was loved by the general public and reviled by the law enforcement. He was betrayed by his own gang members, brothers Bob and Charley Ford, who murdered him on April 3, 1882, while he was at home fixing a picture on the wall, unarmed. Even though they were pardoned by the governor of Missouri, they were seen as craven traitors by the public eye. James' mother, Zerelda, chose to have these words inscribed on his tombstone.