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Henry Methvin
Birth: Apr. 8, 1912
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1948
Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana, USA

Criminal. Member of the Barrow Gang with Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Although Clyde Barrow freed him in the Eastham Prison Raid in 1934, he was ultimately the informant that coordinated with authorities in setting up the ambush that killed Bonnie and Clyde in Gibsland, Louisiana on May 23, 1934. In exchange for his help, Texas Governor Miriam "Ma" Ferguson pardoned him thus "writing off" the remainder of his ten year sentence he was serving at Eastham prior to the break out. This pardon,however, did not keep the State of Oklahoma from giving him a death sentence for a previous killing. A later appeal in 1936 had his sentence reduced to life in prison. He served 8 years of that sentence before being granted a parole. He died after crawling under a train near Sulphur, Louisiana to get to the other side of the tracks. The moving train crushed him. (bio by: timcdfw) 
Family links: 
  Ivy Terrell Methvin (1885 - 1946)
  Henry Methvin (1912 - 1948)
  Cecil F Methvin (1914 - 1968)*
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Social Springs Cemetery
Hall Summit
Red River Parish
Louisiana, USA
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Originally Created by: timcdfw
Record added: May 30, 2009
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 Added: Oct. 16, 2017
Connie Overstreet, what other books (since you said 'several') mention that 'ambush pact' as fact (other than Hinton's memoir)?
- Mel
 Added: Sep. 4, 2017

- Janice Robinson
 Added: Jul. 15, 2017
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