Bonnie and Clyde were the most prolific criminal couple in all of American history. They're known for traveling throughout the United States, committing countless bank robberies and shooting at police officers. However, the duo had a gripping story that historians often overlook. Who really were Bonnie and Clyde behind closed doors?
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker was born in 1910 to two parents in the town of Rowena, Texas. She was the middle child and often felt trapped in between her two other siblings. Her father, Charles Robert Parker, was a bricklayer who passed away while Bonnie was just four years old. Her mother, Emma, was tasked with raising her three children all on her own. She was forced to make some choices...
The Power of Words
Bonnie Parker and her family moved to Cement City, located on the west side of Dallas, so Bonnie's mother could get help from her parents. Emma worked as a seamstress to support the kids. When her mother was away, Bonnie turned to books and writing as a way to express her emotions. She wrote poetry that worried her mother, with titles like "The Story of Suicide Sal" and "The Trails End." However, the trail had far from ended...