Bonnie Parker was born in Rowena, Texas to Charles Parker and his wife, Emma Krause. At the age of sixteen, she met and married Roy Thornton after dropping out of high school. The marriage quickly deteriorated, as Roy was frequently absent and in trouble with the law. The couple never divorced, however, and Bonnie was wearing her wedding ring at the time of her death. While living with her mother in Dallas, Bonnie met Clyde Barrow in 1930. Bonnie and Clyde were instantly attracted to one another, and she quickly joined up with his group of outlaws. Their criminal gang traveled throughout the United States committing robberies of various kinds. Between 1931 and 1934 Bonnie and Clyde attained national notoriety, as their crimes escalated from robbery to murder. The gang preferred to rob small stores and gas stations, though they are more famous for their occasional bank robberies. Throughout these activities, the gang killed multiple police officers and civilians. Although Bonnie and Clyde were originally popular with the public, the murdering of innocent civilians (especially the brutal Grapevine murders) turned public opinion against them. Former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer was charged with tracking down Bonnie, Clyde, and their gang. The couple, and in particular Bonnie, began to view their death as imminent. Bonnie, who was always fond of expressing herself in writing, wrote poems such as “The Story of Suicide Sal” and “The Trail’s End,” which eluded to their inevitable demise. In 1934 on a country road in Louisiana, Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed and killed by Hamer and his men - who shot the couple over fifty times. Bonnie was later buried in Dallas, near her mother’s home.