- NAME: Ma Barker
- OCCUPATION: Murderer, Thief
- BIRTH DATE: October 08, 1873
- DEATH DATE: January 16, 1935
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Ash Grove, Missouri
- PLACE OF DEATH: Marion Country, Florida
- Full Name: Arizona Donnie Barker
- Originally: Arizona Donnie Clark
- AKA: Ma Barker
- AKA: Arizona Clark Barker
- AKA: Ma Kate Barker
- AKA: Kate Barker
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Ma Barker was the matriarch of the Barker-Karpis Gang, whose spree of kidnappings, murderers and bank robberies led to her and its members' violent deaths.
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With Ma's blessing, they quickly plotted another bank job for December, at the Third Northwestern National Bank in Minneapolis. This time, however, they failed to adequately think the job through. The consequence was a violent shootout with the police, which only served to solidify their reputation as the most vicious criminal gang in America.
Another shootout between the Barkers and the authorities would occur on January 16, 1935, when the FBI raided the house in Oklawaha, Florida, where Ma and Fred were staying. As age 15, heavily armed FBI agents surrounded the house, Fred fired a machine gun from an upstairs window. In response, the feds pumped over two thousand rounds into the house. Fred and Ma fought for their lives, shooting back with everything they had. Finally, after four hours, the feds ran out of ammunition and the scene became deathly quiet. A trail of blood led agents to an upstairs bedroom where Ma and Fred were found lying side by side dead.
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