The Gangsters: Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd - Modern Day Robin Hood or Notorious Killer?
Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd ... The Roaring 20’s was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters. Floyd's image changed during the last 5 years of his life. He was always known as a local “Robin Hood”, but after he gained national attention, he vaulted to the status of “hero” to the common man.
Pretty Boy Floyd and Clyde Barrow
With plump cheeks, Cupid's-bow lips and neatly combed hair, Charles Arthur Floyd was indeed a "pretty boy."
"Pretty Boy" Floyd
Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd protested his innocence in the Kansas City Massacre with his dying breath
Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, Public Enemy No. 1, died in a hail of gunfire. October 22 1934
Pretty Boy Floyd
Pretty Boy Floyd’s Tulsa Home: Feb 11, 1932 20 Tulsa Police Dept officers raided 513 E. Young St. in search of Charles Arthur “Choc” Floyd, a.k.a Pretty Boy Floyd. Floyd evaded capture following a shootout near 5th & Harvard. He abandoned his vehicle registered to a Jack Hamilton of Young Street. Jack Hamilton = Pretty Boy Floyd. Woody Guthrie claimed that more people attended Pretty Boy Floyd’s funeral than that of any governors’ in Oklahoma’s history. He was laid to rest in Akins, Okla.
Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, his son Jack Dempsey ("Jackie"), and his ex-wife Ruby. Two months before he got out from his prison stint, he found out Ruby filed for divorce on the grounds of neglect. He was told he could contest the divorce, but he knew he may not have it in him to go straight yet so he decided not to contest the divorce. | Source: The Life and Death of Pretty Boy Floyd by Jeffery S. King