HAMILTON, RAYMOND ELZIE - Dallas County, Texas | RAYMOND ELZIE HAMILTON - Texas Gravestone Photos

Raymond Elzie HAMILTON

Elmwood Memorial Park (aka Elmwood) Cemetery
Dallas County,

May 21, 1914 - May 10, 1935

He was an early member of the Bonnie and Clyde Barrow gang. He was executed in the electric chair on May 10, 1935 at approximately 12:20 a.m. in Huntsville TX.

GPS 32d 45m 46.79s N and 96d 41m 03.43 W

Brief Biography
Raymond Elzie Hamilton was born in a tent on the banks of the Deep Fork River, near Schulter, Oklahoma. One of six children, to his mother, Alice whose maiden name was Sara Alice Bullock and his father, John Henry Hamilton, who worked in a lead smelting plant near Henryetta, Oklahoma.

On Friday August 5, 1932, Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, and Raymond Hamilton came upon a country dance. According to Floyd Hamilton, Ross Dyer was also with them and he wanted to dance there. They decided to join in the festivities and were having a grand ol' time dancing and mingling in with the other youths. As time went on, they made their way to the car and sat there drinking some moonshine. Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and his deputy Eugene C. Moore, decided to investigate the activities of the out of towners. As soon as they approached the car, they were fired upon and Sheriff Deputy Eugene C. Moore died instantly with a gunshot wound to the head, Maxwell, although critically wounded, lived. Some of the youths picked up the officers weapons and fired upon the fleeing bandits. Bonnie, Clyde and Hamilton escaped unharmed. NOTE: Atoka, Oklahoma was the birthplace for Edith Ray Clay, Bonnie's sister-in-law.

Raymond graduated to "Major Crime" when he met Bonnie and Clyde. During an escape from Prison, Joseph Crowson, a guard was slain. For that crime, Raymond was to die in the "electric chair." He did, on the evening of May 10, 1935 Raymond and fellow inmate Joe Palmer, were both to die that evening. Because of Raymond being so upset, Palmer agreed to go first. Raymond finally composed himself and followed. Just before the current was applied, Raymond turned momentarily to the assembled witnesses and said, "Well...goodbye all".

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Contributed on 5/21/17 by gasirek
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Submitted: 5/21/17 • Approved: 5/24/17 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R122242-G0-S3

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