Lester J. Gillis (aka: "Baby Face" Nelson) was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 6, 1908. He started in crime at the age of 13, and worked for Al Capone. He was arrested in 1931 but escaped and began a series of bank robberies, two with John Dillinger.
Machine Gun Kelly, was an American gangster during the Prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His most famous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933 for which he, and his gang, collected a ransom of 200,000 dollars . He then became the FBI's Public Enemy No. 1.
Most know of Pat Garrett, the famous Old West Lawmen credited with killing the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. But, Pat had a nephew named Buck. Buck was perhaps best known for his role in the Johnson County War of Wyoming in 1892 as one of Frank Wolcott’s hired guns.
Doc Scurlock ... gunfighter, cowboy, outlaw, associate of Billy the Kid and a key participant in the Bloody Lincoln County War. In 1880 he gave away his guns, moved to Tascosa where he settled down with a new wife and growing family. Eventually moving to Eastland County in 1919, Scurlock opened a candy store where he quietly lived out his remaining years, afraid he was still wanted by the law in NM.
Laura Bullion was a female outlaw of the Old West. Most sources indicate Bullion was born of German and Native American heritage. Laura Bullion was a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang; her cohorts were fellow outlaws, including the Sundance Kid, "Black Jack" Ketchum, and Kid Curry.
A 1930s-gangster in classic form. By the spring of 1934, famous criminals ran rampant throughout the US. John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson and the Barker-Karpis gang seemingly robbed and killed at will. They were too clever to be outwitted, too cool under pressure to lose in shootouts against any pursuers - or so the public was led to believe.
"Baby Face" Nelson was born Lester M. Gillis on December 6, 1908, in Chicago, Illinois. He roamed the Chicago streets with a gang of juvenile hoodlums during his early teens. By the age of 14, he was an accomplished car thief and had been dubbed "Baby Face" by members of his gang due to his juvenile appearance. Nelson's early criminal career included stealing tires, running stills, bootlegging, and armed robbery.
Before Bonnie fell in love with Clyde, there was Rose Dunn. 15 year old Rose met outlaw George "Bittercreek" Newcomb and fell in love. Rose knew how to rope, ride, shoot, but was more famous for her beauty and gentle ways, and was nicknamed "Rose of Cimarron". While her lover robbed banks, Rose tended his gun wounds, until one day when George stopped in to see Rose, her brothers turned in George to the law who ambushed him at her door step. She retired from outlawry and married a…