Clyde Chestnut Barrow: A Brief Biography

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Clyde Chestnut Barrow was born on March 24, 1909 in Telico, Texas. He was the fifth of seven children born into a poor but close-knit farming family. His mother was Cumie T. Walker and his father name was Henry Barrow. The family had a struggling farm and eventually sold it and move to West Dallas, Texas. He had big a goal in mind. According to “Texas Hideout”; Clyde Barrows American dream was to become a musician. He learn to play guitar and saxophone from his brother in law Leon Hale. In addition he work a job for .30 cents an hour to buy a guitar that was $9.50. First thing to remember about Clyde; he wanted to be famous for his singing and playing the guitar, not a life of crime. His first crime was not until the age of 17; during his …show more content…
In fact he was a completely sane person with no medical history of mental illness. He turn to a life of crime which cause him to become a felon, yet this is about the time he met his partner in crime Bonnie Parker.” Clyde received news that his sister had fallen and broken her arm. When he arrived home, he found his sister’s friend, Bonnie Parker, making hot chocolate in the kitchen. They spent the whole night talking, arguably love at first sight” (CrimeMusesm.org). Bonnie Parker came from a well establish family. She was born October 1, 1910 in Rowena, Texas. Her parents were Emma and Charles Parker. At the age of four Bonnie’s father died and afterwards her family moved to suburb in Dallas, Texas. When she was in high school she was very smart and taking honor courses. At Cement City High School she met her husband Roy Thornton. Unfortunately their marriage didn’t last long; Roy Thornton was an alcoholic and very physically abusive towards her. They would losing touch with each other when Roy try to rob a bank and he was sentence to five years in jail. This about the time she began she started hanging with Clyde. She didn’t want become a famous criminal

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