Charles E. Boles used several aliases, including Charles E. Bolton and T. Z. Spaulding, but he is best known as the infamous stagecoach robber Black Bart. He was born Charles E. Bowles in 1829 in Norfolk County, England. In 1831, when he was 2 years old, his family migrated to Alexandria, New York. At some point, he changed his name to Charles E. Boles. He made a couple of trips to California to try his luck at gold mining. In 1854, he married Mary Elizabeth Johnson in Plessis, New York. ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles