The Baileys are buried together in Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin, not far from her first husband. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. One of the many possible suspects listed as one of the four assassins in the St. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of. Shannon and their son, Armon, also were arrested. Before he became ill in late July, he was at receiving a master's degree in media psychology. Bailey was transferred to Alcatraz a year later, then returned to Leavenworth in 1946, and transferred again in 1960 this time to Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution in Texas.
Instantly, a roar of machine gun fire burst from a nearby auto containing several men. However, the image of Ma Barker as a cunning, ruthless gang leader appears to be as exaggerated as the largely mythical exploits of Belle Starr, to whom she has often been compared. In July, 1931, Bailey was surprised by detectives while playing golf on a Kansas City course and arrested. He became a liquor runner, smuggling whiskey from Canada by auto, and made money fast. I did a few dive trips to Mendocino with Harvey and Tony Maggi. He wrote a number of Clio Award-winning commercials for such names as Gatorade, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Kraft, and Hallmark and won several New York Film festival awards.
He was incarcerated in the Kansas State Prison on July 8, 1932 until he escaped on June 1, 1933 during a breakout in which the warden was kidnapped and used as a human shield. Department of Justice, and immediately the federal government stepped into action. He was incarcerated in Dallas on July 8, 1932, until he escaped on June 1, 1933, during a breakout in which the warden was kidnapped and used as a human shield. There was some truth to this — Manion wanted to run for sheriff — and when Bailey and his hostage left in the getaway car, he spotted Manion and Bevill waiting in ambush, so he headed in the opposite direction. The strangers forced Urschel to accompany them. Bailey was born in West Virginia, on August 23, 1887; he grew up on a farm in Sullivan County, Missouri and worked as a fireman on the railroad before joining the Army during World War I. From the Dallas, Texas, jail, to which he had been transferred, Bailey made one of the most daring single-handed escapes in history.
Some high school data is courtesy David McWater. It happened this way: Frank Nash, escaped train robber and alleged member of the Bailey gang, had been captured at Hot Springs, Arkansas, and was being returned to the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kansas. By checking airplane schedules, they ascertained the location of the Texas farm where he had been held captive. Also, Harvey Bailey was known as the machine gun bandit. Thus the United States government wrote a smashing finale to the lurid careers of the most menacing ring of kidnappers, killers and desperadoes to infest the Southwest since the days of Jesse James. Apparently the gang was planning to free Nash before the officers could get him back to the penitentiary.
It was tough to keep Bailey behind bars. However, there was never any concrete evidence placing him at either scene. Bailey was also one of the last outlaws to join the Ma Barker gang and he threw cold water on the legend of the old gal as a criminal mastermind when he told author L. He was recaptured and found guilty of complicity in the Urschel Kidnapping and was sentenced to life in prison on October 7, 1933. Four officers and Nash were killed. On August 12, 1933 he was recaptured near Paradise, Texas and locked up in the Dallas county jail, but escaped as detailed above on September 4, 1933. Most recently he was a faculty member of the Art Institute of San Francisco.
His inherent traits of leadership soon manifested themselves, and he rose rapidly to a position of power among Chicago gangsters. We understand that monuments are absolutely personal and last a lifetime, so our QeepR codes are customizable, removable, and will withstand all weather conditions. The cash Bailey had from the ransom money, it seems, was repayment of a debt from Kelly — Bailey did not know its origin. Federal agents who had been working day and night to round up the Union Station killers suddenly had thrust upon them the Urschel kidnapping. Both are buried in the same grave at Forest Park Cemetery in Joplin. Bates escaped from the jail at Paw Paw, Michigan. He was incarcerated in the Kansas State Prison on July 8, 1932 and escaped on June 1, 1933 during a breakout in which the warden and two guards were kidnapped and used as human shields.
He robbed his last bank in Kingfisher, Oklahoma and was sentenced to life in prison on October 7, 1933. Caffrey, a special agent for the U. Those friends were into some highly illegal endeavors and soon were enticing him into the fold. Bailey decided to join them and was soon knee deep in the liquor smuggling business, driving fast cars loaded down with whiskey from Canada to Chicago. The jail seemed well guarded, but somehow Bailey did manage to slip through. Bailey was interviewed extensively and provided a wealth of information, even though his memory was spotty in places.
Bailey actually stole more money than John Dillinger, but is less well known. That led to the so-called Kansas City Massacre at the city's Union Station. The Farmers were reunited after they completed relatively short prison sentences and they moved to Joplin, where he died in 1948. I like to express our condolences to your family. Originally sent to , he was transferred to on September 1, 1934. He was bounced from institution to institution, but remained a prisoner until 1964, and far outlived most of his old pals.
In 1966 he married Esther Farmer, who had served them for her participation in the conspiracy to free Frank Nash from the custody of federal agents. The two persons in the vehicle who survived were the lawman seated behind the driver and the one seated where Nash was expected to be. The World War came along and Bailey joined the army and went to the front. When I turned 21 in 1964, Harvey and I flew down to San Diego. He was returned to Leavenworth in 1946 and transferred in 1960 to in Texas, where he remained until he was released on March 30, 1964. Bailey bribed a jailer, Thomas L. Bates was later captured in Denver and returned to Oklahoma City for trial.