Posted 4 years ago
I love this old newspaper regarding the deaths of Bonnie & Clyde. It is in such great condition, I cannot believe that it was published in 1934. I couldn't leave well enough alone and had to look up the name of the original owner/receiver of this particular paper and discovered that he was a member of the Pennsylvania House Of Representatives. I also found his photograph. I can envision him reading this newspaper with those stunning spectacles :).
From the internet:
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow a.k.a. Clyde Champion Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were American criminals who traveled the central United States with their gang during the Great Depression, robbing people and killing when cornered or confronted. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "Public Enemy Era," between 1931 and 1935. Though known today for their dozen-or-so bank robberies, the duo most often preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians. The couple was eventually ambushed and killed by law officers near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Their reputation was revived and cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.
Biography Of Original Owner Of Newspaper (Name and address still attached to front):
09/13/1897 - 04/26/1986
DENNE, John Lewis, a Representative from Cambria County; born, September 13, 1897 in Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pa.; graduated, Portage High School, 1916; graduated, St. Francis College, 1921; teacher; miner, Puritan (1923-1925); tax collector, Portage Township; elected, president, Portage Township School Board; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1928; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1930); died, April 26, 1986 in Portage, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Bartholomew Cemetery, Wilmore Cambria County, Pennsylvania.