BONNIE PARKER



aka Bonnie Thornton
aka Betty Thornton
aka Mrs. Roy Harding
aka Bonnie Barrow

October 1, 1910 - May 23, 1934

Bonnie Parker, one of three children, was born in Rowena, Texas between Ballinger and San Angelo. Her father, Charles
Robert Parker was a masonry worker who had died in 1914 after breaking his neck in a fall off a scaffold while at work. Her brother,
Hubert "Buster" Parker was the oldest of the children - then came Bonnie followed by her sister Billie Jean. Bonnie and Billie
Jean would have had an older sibling then Hubert - had he not died from infant crib death. The child's name was Coley Parker.




BILLIE JEAN PARKER


Billie Jean Parker (birth name)
Billie White (alias used)
Billie Mace (1st marriage to Fred Mace)
Billie Frazier (2nd marriage to Troy Frazier) 
Jean Moon (last married to Arthur Bourland Moon)
"CLICK HERE" - 1968 PHOTO BILLIE JEAN PARKER


Billie Mace was often mistaken for her older sister Bonnie. She was accused and charged
with the killings in Grapevine, TX of patrolmen Murphy and Wheeler. She attended Bonnie's
funeral in handcuffs and under guard and fainted upon viewing her sister's body in the
coffin. After the funeral Billie was returned to the Tarrant County jail. She was later
cleared of those murders and released. However, she served a sentence of one year and
one day at the Alderson Prison in W. Virginia on harboring charges for helping Bonnie
when she was burned. Her father, Charles was a brick mason and her mother, Emma was
a housewife. After her father died in 1914, the remaining family moved to Cement City on
the outskirts of Dallas. Bonnie, a small woman, was 4' 10" tall and weighed just 85 pounds.





Sisters Bonnie Parker and Billie Jean in happier times




Jimmie Rodgers
PROMOTIONAL PHOTO

Bonnie Parker loved the music of Jimmie Rodgers. She had all of his records.
She was taught by momma Emma at an early age to play the piano.







Bonnie Parker...chic...sweet...petite


Even while on the run, both Bonnie and Clyde had always taken care of their
appearance. Bonnie took great care when it came to fashion and her hair styling.










THE GIRL NEXT DOOR ?
MARCO'S CAFE - circa 1929

Bonnie Parker, a young, pretty and petite Dallas waitress, chose the wrong path in life!


Sheriff Hal Hood with a young Bonnie Parker - colorized by Charles "Muddboss" Flynn
~click on image for original copy~





GUS JESS MARCO JR.
Gus Jess Marco Jr., born in 1924, was the son of Margie and Gus Jess Sr. Marco. He attended Forest Avenue High School.

Forest Avenue High School 1941 photos
Also a photo from Gus in later years



BIRTH CERTIFICATE


GUS Z. BIRTH CERTIFICATE






THE GENTLER SIDE OF A GUN MOLL
PHOTO ALBUM
colorized by Yvette Amaral



























ROWENA TRIVIA
The hometown of Bonnie Parker is Rowena, Texas Originally named "Baronsville" in 1898
after it's founder Paul J. Baron. The Baronsville Post office started using the name Rowena
in 1901, possibly after the name of a girlfriend of the son of Jonathan Miles who had obtained
a railroad extention through the town, or after the name of Santa Fe railroad clerk James
Splllane's wife.

In 1904 the townspeople had persuaded Baron to "offically" rename Baronsville to Rowena.
On the evening of March 5th 1968, 78 year old Doc Newton (one of the Newton Boys) walked into
the First National Bank of Rowena with his Uvalde friend Robert Talley armed with two .30
caliber handguns and a .30-.30 rifle, and robbed it. Living across the street from the bank
was Butch Lisso a childhood friend of the late Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. Lisso lived in his
Liquor store and after being startled from his sleep by the sound of the bank's alarm, called
the sheriff who then busted Doc Newton.



"CLICK HERE" - RARE BONNIE PARKER PHOTO





HIDEOUT NOTE

Many have expressed their interest in the background music on this page -
and were interested in knowing more about the actual song and it's lyrics.
Below, I'm including a little trivia about the tune playing in the background.


"Is There Life Out There" - Composed by: Richard Giles and Susan Longacre
Performed by Country singer, Reba McIntire - 1990



"For My Broken Heart" CD

"IS THERE LIFE OUT THERE"
She married when she was twenty
She thought she was ready
Now she's not so sure
She thought she'd done some living
But now she's just wonderin'
What she's living for
Now she's feeling that there's something more

Chorus

Is there life out there
So much she hasn't done
Is there life beyond
Her family and her home
She's done what she should
Should she do what she dares
She doesn't want to leave
She's just wonderin'
Is there life out there

She's always lived for tomorrow
She's never learned how
To live for today
She's dyin' to try something foolish
Do something crazy
Or just get away
Something for herself for a change

Repeat Chorus

There's a place in the sun that she's never been
Where life is fair and time is a friend
Would she do it the same as she did back then
She looks out the window and wonders again

Repeat Chorus twice




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