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Charles Arthur Floyd (1904 - 1934)

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd
Born in Bartow County, Georgia, USAmap
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Husband of — married 28 Jun 1924 [location unknown]
Died in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, USAmap
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Biography

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Charles Floyd was a part of Oklahoma.

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd was born February 3, 1904, in Adairsville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA. His father was Homer Walter Floyd, and his mother was Mamie Helena Echols.[1][2] He married Ruby (Hardgraves) Kirkwood on 28 Jun 1924.

Children of Charles and Ruby

  1. Charles Dempsey b 29 Dec 1924

"Pretty Boy" Floyd was an American bank robber. He was nicknamed "Pretty Boy Floyd" by the press, a name that he personally hated. The name came from his first major robbery, when the robbed paymaster described him as a "pretty boy with apple cheeks" to an interviewing reporter, and the nickname stuck.[3]

MARYSVILLE JOURNAL, Marysville, Ohio. July 12, 1933

On Oct 22, 1934, near the farm of Mrs. Ellen Conkle, Floyd was killed by Melvin Purvis, Department of Justice manhunter who also brought down John Dillinger.

He is buried in a plot located in a rural area east of Salisaw, Oklahoma and west of Muldrow, Oklahoma. His grave site still receives many visitors, with the tombstone continually being chipped away by some visitors wanting to take home a souvenir. It has been replaced several times over the years. {Floyd-1923}[1][4][5][6]

Sources

[1] [3] [7] [2] [8] [9] [10] [4] [6] [5]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave: Memorial #348
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X67V-9KC : 8 December 2014), Charles C Floyd, 22 Oct 1934; citing St. Clair Tp., Columbiana, Ohio, reference fn 58753; FHL microfilm 2,022,228.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wikipedia entry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Boy_Floyd
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brookes, Timothy. "The Death of Pretty Boy Floyd." East Liverpool Historical Society. http://www.eastliverpoolhistoricalsociety.org/pbfloyd1.htm]
  5. 5.0 5.1 Coroner's Report on Pretty Boy Floyd. East Liverpool Historical Society. http://www.eastliverpoolhistoricalsociety.org/pbf-coronor.htm
  6. 6.0 6.1 Autopsy of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd. East Liverpool Historical Society. http://www.eastliverpoolhistoricalsociety.org/pbf-autop.html
  7. United States Census, 1910, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLVV-PDK : accessed 27 December 2016), Charley Floyd in household of Walter L Floyd, Adairsville, Bartow, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 9, sheet 12A, family 224, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 171; FHL microfilm 1,374,184.
  8. Brown, Vivian. "Hill Badmen, Floyd's Gods." Hope Star (Hope, Arkansas), 1 Nov 1934, pp. 1, 3.
  9. Brown, Vivian. "Women Loyal to Floyd to Bitter End." Hope Star (Hope, Arkansas), 2 Nov 1934, pp. 1, 3.
  10. Brown, Vivian. "You Can't Turn Back on Crime Road." Hope Star (Hope, Arkansas), 3 Nov 1934, pp. 1-2.

Acknowledgements

  • This person was created through the import of Polston_Peterson.ged on 16 March 2011.


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Charles A Floyd (from what we know) is believed to be a cousin to my great Grandmother.. Mabel L Floyd.
posted by Heather Williams

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