He operated with a group of men known as the Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang, which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations, among other activities. Dillinger escaped from jail twice.
The elder Dillinger was a somber, church-going small businessman who owned a neighborhood grocery store and some rental houses. He was simultaneously a harsh disciplinarian who would beat Johnnie for his insubordination, and then turn around and give him money for candy.
Later, when Johnnie was in his teens, Dillinger, Sr. His sister, Audrey, who was 15 years his senior raised him until his father remarried in Dillinger quit school at age 16, not due to any trouble, but because he was bored and wanted to make money on his own.
He was said to be good employee with a talent for working with his hands. John showed his obstinacy and refused to go back to school.
Inhoping a change of venue would provide a more wholesome influence on his son, John Dillinger, Sr.
Aug 21, · During the Great Depression, with much of the United States mired in grinding poverty and unemployment, some Americans found increased . John Herbert Dillinger was an American gangster and bank robber in the Depression-era United States. His gang robbed twenty-four banks and four police stations. Find this Pin and more on Gangsters & Mobsters~John Dillinger by Raven Winchester. Early life Family and background. John Dillinger was born on June 22, , in Indianapolis, Indiana, the younger of two children born to John Wilson Dillinger (–) and Mary Ellen "Mollie" Lancaster (–).: 10 According to some biographers, his German grandfather, Matthias Dillinger, immigrated to the United States in from Metz, in the region of Lorraine, then under Criminal penalty: Imprisonment from to
Ever defiant, John, Jr. His wild and rebellious behavior continued with nightly escapades which included, drinking, fighting, and visiting prostitutes. Early Crimes and Conviction Matters reached a head on July 21,when Dillinger stole a car to impress a girl on a date.
He was later found by a police officer roaming aimlessly through Indianapolis streets. The policeman pulled him over to question him and, suspicious of his vague explanations, placed him under arrest. Dillinger broke loose and ran. He made it through basic training, but the regimented life of military service was not for him.
While assigned to the U. Utah that was sunk at Pearl Harbor in —he jumped ship and returned home to Mooresville. His five-month military career was over, and he was eventually dishonorably discharged. Upon his return to Mooresville in AprilJohn Dillinger met and married year-old Beryl Ethel Hovious and attempted to settle down.
Within a few weeks of his wedding, he was arrested for stealing several chickens. Though his father was able to work out a deal to keep the case out of court, it did little to help his relationship with his father. There he got a job in an upholstery shop.
During the summer ofDillinger played shortstop on the Martinsville baseball team. He told Dillinger of a local grocer who would be carrying his daily receipts on his way from work to the barbershop.
Singleton suggested Dillinger could easily rob the elderly grocer for the cash he would be carrying while Singleton waited for him in a getaway car down the street.
The incident did not go well. Dillinger was armed with a. He came up behind the grocer and clubbed him over the head with the bolt, but the grocer turned and grabbed Dillinger and the gun, forcing it to discharge. There was no one there and he was soon caught by the police.
However, that was the extent of his legal assistance. The court threw the book at him: Singleton, who had a prison record, was also caught. He served less than two years of his two to four year sentence, thanks to having a lawyer.
Imprisonment and Jailbreak Dillinger was sent to the Indiana State Reformatory in Pendleton, where he played on the prison baseball team and worked in the shirt factory as a seamster.
As a result, he made many friends within the prison population. It was at the state reformatory that Dillinger met Harry Pierpont and Homer Van Meter, two men who would someday join Dillinger in his life of crime.
She obtained a divorce on June 20,two days before his birthday. He was devastated and later admitted the event had broken his heart. Dillinger was dealt a second blow when he was denied parole. He had not been an exemplary prisoner, after having tried to escape a few times.
But not seeing he was much responsible for his circumstances, he felt bitter and angry about the denial for parole. Dillinger told prison officials it had a better baseball team, but the truth was he wanted to join friends Pierpont and Van Meter who had been transferred there earlier.
Dillinger found prison life much harsher and disciplined. He became depressed and withdrawn.Watch video · John Dillinger was born June 22, , in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a boy he committed petty theft. In he robbed a grocery store and was caught and jailed. World War I, Roaring 20s, and Crash #2 () STUDY.
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