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Bonnie Elizabeth Parker
Birth: Oct. 1, 1910
Rowena
Runnels County
Texas, USA
Death: May 23, 1934
Bienville Parish
Louisiana, USA

Legendary Outlaw. She was the middle child and oldest daughter of Henry and Emma Parker. After the death of her father in 1914, her mother moved the family to the West Dallas area called “Cement City.” In her youth, she was known for being kind, an Honor Student and a writer of poetry (and other creative writing endeavors). In 1926, She married high-school sweetheart Roy Thornton. Despite the rocky and sometimes abusive marriage and Roy’s imprisonment in 1929, she remained married to him until she died. To support herself, she worked as a waitress at Marco’s café and became friends with Ted Hinton (who would ironically take part in gunning her down). In 1930, she met Clyde Barrow when she was unemployed and helping out a mutual friend. When he was arrested shortly after, she smuggled a gun into the prison in order to help him escape. When he was rearrested, and released two years later, she decided to join him as an outlaw. After their notorious crime sprees, they were eventually stopped when Law Enforcement Officials ambushed their car and killed both of them in a hail of bullets not too far away from their Louisiana hideout. Before her death, she sent the reporters her infamous “Story (or Ballard) of Bonnie and Clyde.” (bio by: Jip) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Parker (1884 - 1914)
  Emma Krause Parker (1885 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Roy Glenn Thornton (1908 - 1937)
 
 Sibling:
  Hubert Nicholas Parker (1908 - 1964)*
  Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (1910 - 1934)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Shot to death with Clyde Barrow by officers in an ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 32.86741, -96.86256
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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