Charles Arthur Floyd was born in Georgia and died thirty years later in East Liverpool, Ohio in a hail of gunfire. He has been immortalized in song, literature, film and in the popular press. Folksingers from Guthrie to Baez crooned his praises. Writers from Steinbeck to McMurtry and Leonard included him in their works. Several movies were made about him or included him. A real pop culture icon.
And what was he? A bad man who robbed and killed people. Go figure. See also this Charles Arthur Floyd, February 3, 1904 – October 22, 1934