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’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
Notorious Oklahoma outlaw Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd was killed by officers as he tried to flee through a cornfield on a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio. Fourteen bullets hit him in the back and another struck his side. The nation's Public Enemy No. 1 left behind five widowed families, each representing murders he had committed. He had robbed two score banks of thousands of dollars, the Oct. 23, 1934, World reported.