CLYDE'S POSTCARD TO HOME
BONNIE & CLYDE'S KINFOLK
Both Bonnie & Clyde always kept in touch with their kinfolk
This postcard was sent from Ciudad Juárez in Mexico and postmarked September 30th 1929
and mailed to Clyde's mother by Clyde and Grace (Donegan), his girlfriend out of Wichita Falls.
Grace of course is the name tattooed on his right arm. Grace was well known to the Wichita Falls P.D.
for her narcotics use and for being a known prostitute. She was also a willing informer against Clyde.
POSTCARD CLYDE HAD SENT TO HIS MOTHER
CLYDE'S MESSAGE ON REVERSE SIDE OF POSTCARD
Hello Mother, just fine. We are in old Mexico, drunk as hell.
Will see you in about 3 weeks - Clyde & Grace
Addressed to Mrs. H.B. Barrow R6, West Dallas, Texas
Above is a 4 centavos Mexican stamp similar to the one Barrow placed on his postcard.
A little more about Grace Donegan
Grace was the daughter of Virginia and C. S. Alexander, who lived on Third Street in Wichita Falls,
Texas. Grace married Haskell Donegan in 1926 at age 19. They had become separated in 1928.
She then traveled to Dallas to stay with her cousin, Ruby Anderson. Grace had then found work
at the Brown Cracker & Candy Co. She met Clyde at Kate's Sandwich Shop on Swiss Ave. This
was at the time when Clyde was working at the United Glass & Mirror Company which was just
across the street. They had an instant attraction to each other, but it only lasted about 8 months.
Cumie and Grace had a great relationship and she had even stayed at the Barrow family's home for a month.
Grace had kept a number of photographs of herself and Clyde, stored in a cedar chest at her mother's house.
At the request of her mother, she returned to Wichita Falls, where she became ill and before going into
a hospital for an operation, was treated by a doctor who was responsible for her becoming a Morphine
addict. Clyde failed in his attempt to woo her back and she returned to her estranged husband in 1932.
Click here to view her father's obit
Below are postcards showing how area would have looked like back in
1929 when Clyde and Grace were there on their romantic getaway.
click here to view
click here to view
CLYDE'S MESSAGE TO BROTHER LC
Clyde's "home on the sea" photo shown below, is likely Barrow's
Gulf of Mexico hideout. The notorized photo recently sold at auction.
Clyde's message on back of photo
Clyde's message translated (if needed)
Notorized by Marie Barrow
CLYDE'S SISTER - MARIE BARROW (SCOMA)
MARIE AND AUDREY FAY
SISTER-IN-LAW BLANCHE BARROW AND MARIE
In later years, Marie jokingly aims for the camera, in this Associated
Press photo. A younger Marie Barrow is seen in photos just above.
MARIE POSES WITH CLYDE
MARIE AND LUKE SCOMA
MARIE POSES WITH SON SHAWN
Shawn Scoma photo collection
MORE RECENT PHOTO OF SHAWN - AT AGE 43
Shawn Scoma photo collection
CLYDE'S BROTHER - MARVIN "BUCK" BARROW
MOMMA & SISTER BILLIE JEAN
Emma Parker (Left), Billie Parker (Right)
FRIEND WILLIAM OLIVER ELLIS
click on link below to view photo of Mr. Ellis
EMMA PARKER AND FRIENDS
Celoa Pratt and Tom Ellis Marriage License
(related to above link "EMMA PARKER AND FRIENDS")
STYLISH BILLIE JEAN PARKER
BILLIE PARKER MACE DIVORCE (article dated December 4, 1934)
BILLIE PARKER MACE DIVORCE (article dated March 8, 1935)
BILLIE PARKER'S HANDWRITTEN BIO ON HER SISTER BONNIE PARKER
VIEW PAGE ONE OF BIO
CLYDE'S MOMMA - CUMIE (CUNIE) TELETHA BARROW
TOMS FAMILY CONNECTION
Cumie Barrow's Sister - Mollie Walker Toms
Bailey Tynes was another cousin of Clyde Barrow. His mother was Sophronia Walker (Cumie's
side of the family). He was also a paid informant for the U.S. Bureau of Investigation against Clyde.
Sophronia Annie Walker Tynes
HIDEOUT'S 1930 TEXAS SNAPSHOT
Left photo shows Hideout collection photo of Bailey Tynes - Right photo A. Winston Woodward collection photo
Bureau files on the Tynes connection
Youngest brother Clarence Burean Tynes
Clarence along with his loving wife Thelma
Walker Family - from Tennessee to Texas
MORE HERE ON BAILEY TYNES
click on photo below
RARE PHOTO OF BONNIE'S G'MOTHER MARY KRAUSE
NELL, CLYDE & ARTIE
CLYDE AND WILBER WINKLER, HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW
(SAME LOCATION AS IN ABOVE PHOTO)
Wilber was the Circulation Manager for the Denison Herald newspaper. He was married to Clyde's sister Artie. He also owned the
Cinderella Beauty Shop in Denison. Although he and Artie later divorced, Wilber came to Blanche Barrow's rescue following her
release from prison, in setting her up with an employment opportunity to help her get readjusted to life in the outside world.
BARROW CLAN PHOTO
Darrell bore a striking resemblance to Clyde.
(Cousin Darrell later became a Dallas Mason)
FAMILY RENDEZVOUS (UNCROPPED)
CUMIE BARROW & EMMA PARKER
CLYDE'S SISTER IN LAW BLANCHE
CLYDE BARROW'S BABY PHOTO
YOUNG CLYDE'S PAPER MOON PHOTO (CIRCA 1926)
PAPER MOON CLOSE-UP
HUBERT, BONNIE & BILLIE
MA & PA BARROW
Henry Basil Barrow and Cumie Teletha Walker Barrow
HENRY & CUMIE CIRCA 1939
CLYDE'S MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER
Mahala Ann Barron Walker
CLYDE'S BROTHER - LC BARROW
LC BARROW PHOTO TWO
JOE FRANCIS & LC BARROW
CLYDE & BONNIE
above photo was known as Bonnie's favorite
CLYDE'S SISTER - MARIE AND BROTHER LC
CLYDE'S BROTHER, LC BARROW'S OBIT
obit provided - courtesy of Neta E. Toms and Mrs. Mary Jo Rainey Toms
HOW THE OUTLAWS MADE CONTACT
THE FAILED AMBUSH