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William "Will" Franklin Hendrix
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1877
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1959
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

"Will" Hendrix was convicted and sentenced to Life in Prison for murdering his father-in-law on Easter Sunday after finding out that he had raped his wife.

Will was captured and escaped from prison at Paris Texas on at least two occasions before being sent to the Federal Prison in Atlanta. He was eventually received a Presidential Pardon.

Pictured here with wife and daughter Virginia "Jennie" Flora Hendrix 3 Mar 1900 in OK, 3 Feb 1988 Atlanta,Fulton Co, GA after his release from Prison abt 1925

Incarcerated Date: 04 Mar 1911
Release Date: 08 May 1919
Crime: Murder
Penetentiary Number: 3305

Died from complications following surgery to remove most of his colon. Dr. told him to not be climbing stairs etc till he had time to heal. Ruptured his surgery and bled out.

Hollywood became interested in Will's life and he sold his life's story to a movie company in about 1950 for $10,000. A considerable sum back then. However, apparently no movie was ever made.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Jasper Hendrix (1853 - 1925)
  Mary Jane Askew Hendrix (1852 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Elvilina Voss Hendrix (1878 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Edgar Hendrix (1903 - 1976)*
  Lem Mitchel Hendrix (1905 - 1921)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edey M. Hendrix (1873 - 1905)*
  Zora Bell Hendrix Daniels (1875 - 1955)*
  William "Will" Franklin Hendrix (1877 - 1959)
  Joseph Brit Hendrix (1884 - 1932)*
  James "Jim" H Hendrix (1887 - 1926)*
  Bertha Lee Hendrix Jackson (1888 - 1942)*
  Emmett M Hendrix (1889 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Oklahoma Outlaw
 
Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Sulphur
Murray County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Gary Souders
Record added: Mar 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13623639
William Will Franklin Hendrix
Added by: Lois
 
William Will Franklin Hendrix
Added by: Gary Souders
 
William Will Franklin Hendrix
Added by: Gary Souders
 
 
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- Maggie Mac
 Added: Dec. 18, 2012

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Jul. 22, 2011
Great Grandfather,I wished I had been older when I visited you in Oklahoma. Your life history is something I would have loved to listen to and now I have so many unanswered questions.Rest in Peace,Great Grand-Daugher, Janet
- Janet Elrod
 Added: Apr. 18, 2011
 
 
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