Historical records matching Arthur R. Barker
About Arthur R. Barker
Arthur "Doc" Barker July 4, 1899 - January 13, 1939
Doc Barker was an American gangster and third son of Ma Barker. Doc spent most of his life in and out of prison. He was serving a life sentence for kidnapping, in Alcatraz, when on January 13, 1939 he led an escape attempt with four other prisoners. He made it to the beach where the guards opened fire. Doc was hit and died later that day of his wounds.