Death of Pretty Boy Floyd

Death of Pretty Boy Floyd (HMQOD)

Location: East Liverpool, OH 43920 Columbiana County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.85', W 80° 35.3'

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In these fields, formerly the site of the Ellen Conkle farm, notorious Depression-Era desperado Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd met his death at the hands of federal agents and members of the East Liverpool Police Department on October 22, 1934.

Floyd's criminal career as a bank robber, who reputedly committed a dozen murders, mostly police officers, caused him to be designated "Public Enemy No. 1" only three months earlier by J. Edgar Hoover.
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Believed to be returning to his home in the Cookson Hills of Oklahoma after a year of hiding, Floyd and his partner, Adam Richetti, had attracted the attention of local police near Wellsville, Ohio. A shoot-out ensued, resulting in Richetti's capture and Floyd's escape.

Agent Melvin Purvis supervised the three-day manhunt, which ended here when eight lawmen ended Floyd's life of violence. "Pretty Boy's" body was placed on public display in East Liverpool before being returned to Oklahoma for burial.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number10-15
Year Placed1993
Placed ByEast Liverpool Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 534770 N 4507109
Decimal Degrees40.71416667, -80.58833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.85', W 80° 35.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 51.00" N, 80° 35' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)330, 234
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12326-12346 Co Hwy 428, East Liverpool OH 43920, US
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