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date: 11 November 2019

Barrow, Blanchelocked

(1 Jan. 1911–24 Dec. 1988)
  • Christine Caccipuoti

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Barrow, Blanche (1 Jan. 1911–24 Dec. 1988), outlaw and associate of Bonnie and Clyde, was born Bennie Iva Blanche Caldwell in Garvin, Oklahoma. She was the only child of Matthew Fountain Caldwell, a farmer, and Lillian Bell Pond.

Blanche’s parents divorced when she was young, and her primary caregiver was her father. But it was her mother who chose her first husband, John Callaway. Blanche wed John, who was closer to her mother’s age than her own, in September ...

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