During the 1930s a rather young writer named Ed Earl Repp interviewed an elderly man who called himself William Stiles. The elderly man claimed that he was also known as Bill Chadwell and that he was the last surviving member of Jesse James' gang. I believe Repp conducted a large number of interviews with him and gather volumnes of information. I remember reading many magazine articles featuring this William Siles during the 1970s--and every last one of them was written by Ed Earl Repp! Bill Chadwell was killed at Norfthfield in 1876. He had reportedly told Jesse that he was from Minnesota and used an alias to keep from embarrassing his family who still lived there. He claimed his relatives were prominent and that a county in Minnesota bore the family name! He also reportedly suggested the raid at Nothfield. If Bill Chadwell died in Minnesota in 1876 he could not be the man who was interviewed by Repp in the 1930s. At least one writer has given the impression that this William Stiles was a complete fraud and that every known member of Jesse's gang had been accounted for and this name was no where to be seen. It is interesting to note that there was an outlaw named William Stiles, but he was active in Arizona and not the Middle West and was certainly a lot younger than any member of Jesse's gang! I believe he died around 1910 or earlier. He is remembered chiefly because he and his partner in crime--Burt Alvord--had both been law officers It is very convenient to steal the identity of a dead outlaw. I recently learned that Repp was a scriptwriter and author of what were called pulp Westerns. in his Frontier Biography, Dan Thrapp mentions William Stiles only as a possible alias for Bill Chadwell--not as a separate person.