Kate "Ma" Barker (born Arizona Donnie Clark; October 8, 1873 – January 16, 1935) was the mother of several criminals who ran the Barker gang from the "public enemy era", when the exploits of gangs of criminals in the U.S. Midwest gripped the American people and press.
Speakeasies were numerous and popular during the Prohibition years. Some of them were operated by people who were part of organized crime. Even though police and agents of the Bureau of Prohibition would often raid them and arrest their owners and patrons, they were so profitable that they continued to flourish.
Fun Facts... 11. His .38 calibur revolver recently sold for $110,000 at an auction 12. He had a nice living quarters, even in prison 13.His scars came from a bar fight 14. He ordered hits, not executed them 15. His brother was a police officer, who, at one point enforced prohibition 16. He lived at 7244 South Prarie Avenue when he lived in Chicago