Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd ... The Roaring 20’s was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters. Floyd's image changed during the last 5 years of his life. He was always known as a local “Robin Hood”, but after he gained national attention, he vaulted to the status of “hero” to the common man.
Pretty Boy Floyd’s Tulsa Home: Feb 11, 1932 20 Tulsa Police Dept officers raided 513 E. Young St. in search of Charles Arthur “Choc” Floyd, a.k.a Pretty Boy Floyd. Floyd evaded capture following a shootout near 5th & Harvard. He abandoned his vehicle registered to a Jack Hamilton of Young Street. Jack Hamilton = Pretty Boy Floyd. Woody Guthrie claimed that more people attended Pretty Boy Floyd’s funeral than that of any governors’ in Oklahoma’s history. He was laid to rest in Akins, Okla.
From left to right: Floyd's ex-wife Ruby, Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, and Bessie Mayberry (Ruby's aunt) at Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1932. FBI archives From: The Life and Death of Pretty Boy Floyd by Jeffery S. King