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Henry Starr
Birth: Dec. 2, 1873
Fort Gibson
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1921
Harrison
Boone County
Arkansas, USA

Criminal, Folk Figure. Henry Starr claimed he had robbed more banks than both the James-Younger Gang and the Doolin-Dalton Gang put together. He started robbing banks on horseback in 1893 and ended up robbing his last in a car in 1921. He was the first bank robber to use an automobile in a bank robbery. Henry is alleged to have robbed a total of 21 banks, making off with nearly $60,000.00. He stood trial for the murder of Deputy Floyd Wilson in the court of hanging Judge Isaac Parker, was sentenced to hang, and won a reprieve. Eventually, no less than President Theodore Roosevelt pardoned him for bravery in disarming noted badman Cherokee Bill during a prison break.
In 1915 he attempted to rob two banks at once in Stroud Oklahoma, was wounded and sentenced to prison. When he got out in 1919 Starr turned to filmmaking, producing the silent movie "A Debtor to the Law", an early financial success. Starr also authored the book "Thrilling Events, Life of Henry Starr." He was killed during a shootout at a bank robbery in Harrison, Arkansas in 1921. Henry Starr is buried in the Dewey Cemetery north of Dewey Oklahoma on the east side of U.S. Hwy 75. There is no marker, but he is buried next to headstone labeled as 'Baby Starr'. (bio by: Barry Sharpe) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Miflin Dallas Starr (1844 - 1886)
  Mary Ellen Scott (Starr) Gordon (1847 - 1938)
 
 Spouses:
  Olive F. Griffin Starr (1882 - 1951)*
  Hulda Llewellyn Starr Sullivan (1898 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Theodore Q. (Roosevelt) Starr (1904 - 1979)*
  Baby Starr (1908 - 1908)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Starr Daugherty (1869 - 1914)*
  Adna Starr Benge (1871 - 1951)*
  Henry Starr (1873 - 1921)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dewey Cemetery
Dewey
Washington County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Block 1 Lot 18 Space 06
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Barry Sharpe
Record added: Apr 01, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8584953
Henry Starr
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