Pretty Boy Floyd
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February 3, 1904
Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd was an American
bank robber and alleged killer, romanticized by the press and by folk
singer Woody Guthrie in his song "Pretty Boy Floyd". Four FBI
agents, led by Melvin Purvis, and four members of the East Liverpool
Police Department, led by Chief of Police Hugh McDermott, were searching
the area south of Clarkson, Ohio, in two separate cars. They spotted a
car moving from behind a corn crib, and then move back. Floyd then
emerged from the car and drew a .45 caliber pistol, and the FBI agents
opened fire. Floyd died about fifteen minutes after he had been shot.
Where are they buried?
- Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
- Akins Cemetery, Akins, Oklahoma*
- Blairs Chapel CME Cemetery, Tennessee
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