Jan Sikes provides us with more facts about Clyde Barrow on this anniversary of his birth. Bonnie and Clyde certainly became a highly romanticised outlaw couple! Please, read on…
I have always had a fascination with outlaws. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker top my list. So, when John Fioravanti posted on his blog today that March 24th was Clyde’s birthday, I decided to tell some little known facts about him.
Clyde’s middle name was Chestnut. (I’d love to know where that came from)
He was the fifth of seven children, born in a small close-knit farming community of Telico, Texas, just north of Ennis in Ellis County. It was said that the Barrow’s farm failed from drought and his father moved them to Dallas.
He was a small unassuming boy and attended school until sixteen. He had ambitions to become a musician, playing guitar and saxophone.
He was first introduced to crime by his older brother with petty thievery, then advanced to stealing cars. By the time Clyde was 20, he was a wanted man and fugitive.
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