Friday, May 11, 1877, Bob Anderson was shot by Reuben Boyce on a ranch in Mason County, Texas. Anderson and Boyce worked on the J.W. Pearl ranch. After a “friendly dispute” between the brothers in law, angry words followed, and four shots were fired from Boyce’s six-shooter. Boyce had a short fuse and previously killed a man in Llano. It was said that Boyce calmly put his gun back in his holster and said, “Another damned Scotchman gone to hell.” He escaped conviction in the crime. 

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