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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd (February 3, 1904 – October 22, 1934) was an American bank robber. He operated in the Midwest and West South Central States, and his criminal exploits gained widespread press coverage in the 1930s. Like several other prominent outlaws of that era, he was pursued and killed by a group led by Melvin Purvis. Historians have speculated as to which officers were at the event, local or the FBI: known accounts document that local officers Robert "Pete" Pyle and George Curran were present at his fatal shooting and also at his embalming. Floyd has continued to be a familiar figure in American popular culture, sometimes seen as notorious, but also at other times viewed as a tragic figure, partly a victim of the hard times of the Great Depression in the United States.

    Information on the original owner of this newspaper:

    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.

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Nice job on this post VL!
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      shareurpassion, Thank you!

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