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Bonnie Parker

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker

Profession: American Outlaw

United States of America

Why Famous: Female half of Bonnie and Clyde

Born: October 1, 1910
Birthplace: Rowena, Texas, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Died: May 23, 1934 (aged 23)
Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds after being shot during a police ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana

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Married Life

  • 1926-09-25 Outlaw Bonnie Parker (15) weds Roy Thornton

Historical Events

  • 1930-01-05 Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house
  • 1932-04-19 Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later
  • 1933-06-10 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine. Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life.
  • 1933-11-28 A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis
  • 1934-04-01 Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders helps turn public perception against the gang for good
  • 1934-05-23 American outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow - Bonnie and Clyde - are killed by police in an ambush near Sailes, Louisiana

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