Clyde Chestnut Barrow

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Clyde Chestnut Barrow

Also Known As: "Champion"
Birthplace: Teleco, Ellis, Texas, USA
Death: Died in Bienville Parrish, Dallas, Texas, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry B Barrow and Cummie T Barrow
Partner of Bonnie Elizabeth Barrow
Brother of Elvin Wilson Barrow; Artie Barrow Winkler Keys; Nellie May Francis; Buck Barrow; L.C. Barrow and 5 others

Occupation: Gangster
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Clyde Chestnut Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde, lovers and criminals who traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression were not considered as romantic back then as they are today. Their gang was responsible for at least nine police officer and several civilian deaths. It is unsure how the couple met but it is thought that it was love at a first sight. When Bonnie and Clyde met (probably in 1930), the latter already had a criminal record but that obviously did not bother Bonnie. She decided to join him in his criminal undertakings and stayed with him until the very end. They were ambushed by the police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana in 1934 and killed. The couple wanted to be buried together but Bonnie’s family did not allow it.

Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well-known outlaws, robbers and criminals who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow in fact preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. The couple themselves were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.

Find A Grave Memorial # 58


Outlaw. His first crime was auto theft in 1926. He met partner Bonnie Parker when he was on parole in 1932. During two years of kidnapping and robbery they killed 12 people. He and Bonnie were shot and killed by Texas Rangers near Gibsland, Louisiana.

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Clyde Chestnut Barrow's Timeline

March 24, 1909
Teleco, Ellis, Texas, USA
Justice Precinct 2, Ellis, Texas
February 8, 1932
Age 22
Dallas, Texas, USA
- 1934
Age 22

Along with Bonnie Parker, members of the notorious Barrow Gang.

May 23, 1934
Age 25
Bienville Parrish, Dallas, Texas, USA
May 23, 1934
Age 25
Gibsland, LA, USA
Age 24
Age 24