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Ma Barker

Ma BarkerAKA Arizona Donnie Clark

Born: 1872
Birthplace: Springfield, MO
Died: 16-Jan-1935
Location of death: Ocklawaha, FL
Cause of death: Justifiable Homicide
Remains: Buried, Williams Timberhill Cemetery, Welch, OK

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Matriarch of the Barker-Karpis Gang

Barker's tombstone has her birth year listed as 1877. Her criminal history probably consists of aiding and abetting the gang particularly when it was on the road, not as the purported "mastermind" of said gang -- a myth primarily spread by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.

Husband: George Barker (m. 14-Sep-1892, sep. 1928)
Son: Herman (b. 30-Oct-1893, d. 29-Aug-1927 suicide)
Son: Lloyd
Son: Fred Barker (d. 16-Jan-1935 homicide)
Son: Doc Barker (d. 13-Jan-1939 homicide)

    Shot by Police 16-Jan-1935
    Irish Ancestry
    Scottish Ancestry

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