Fellow was tracing his genealogy and ancestry and he found a great uncle a few years back who’s character was a little less than sterling. In fact the only picture he was able to find was one of his late great uncle Remis Starr standing on the gallows with a noose around his neck.
He turned the picture over and it had some writing on it. It said, “Remis Starr was a horse thief arrested in the Montana territory in 1872 – escaped in 1875 and robbed the Montana Flyer Rail Road five times and was arrested by the Pinkerton Detective Agency 1877 and was hung in 1878.
This wasn’t a lot to be happy about or proud of so He cropped the picture down to where that you could see the gallows and all you could see was his uncles face and he proceeded to write something below the picture:
“Remis Starr was a famous cowboy in the Montana territory. Who’s business acquisitions grew to include valuable holding of the Montana Flyer Rail Road and several equestrian assets. Uncle Remis devoted several years of his life to serve at a government institution. Finally taking his leave in 1875 to resume his dealings with the Rail Road. And 1877 Uncle Remis played a key role in an investigation conducted by the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Tragically in 1878 Uncle Remis died at a civic function held in his honor in which the platform in which he was standing collapsed.
*If you try hard enough you can find something good to say about anybody!