Being 'pretty' means nothing if your heartless and capable of being so cruel.
But even if I didn't know who she was, I wouldn't think she was particularly good looking.
According to a former guard who worked at the reformatory during the 1960's, Hubbard, Hobbs ,and John Ban. Jr. were segregated to another building by the reformatory in the last months of their incarceration. On more than 1 occasion, Hobbs was attacked by other inmates at the prison. The reformatory in Pendleton,Indiana once held a infamous future criminal in the 1920's. His name was John Dillinger. After serving a few years at this prison, Dillinger was transferred to Michigan City,Ind.
Interesting! I never knew that. Thanks for your information!
Mr. Davis had a great idea and with good intentions. Unfortunately many of the sponsors and organizations which promised to financially help support his program, either back out or never followed through. He gave it a valiant effort to make the shelter work. The committed donations just never materialized . In the photo above, pretty sure that Harold the contractor is actually on the 3852 side of the double that faced Denny St.
I always thought it was too bad that this idea never came to fruition. They could've named the shelter for Sylvia, and had a plaque describing her and her story. It would have been a wonderful way to remember her.
John Hammond was Gertrude's attorney during her 1963 divorce with John Baniszewski Sr. A different lawyer represented Gertrude in her previous divorce in 1955-56 from Baniszewski. Gertrude was the one who filed in both divorces.
This must be the picture where John Dean insists Hobbs and Gertrude are or look like a couple. Personally, I don't see it, I see at spaced out, somewhat shocked 15 year old and the patented Gertrude "poor pitiful me" look. But I'm sure this is the picture he was referring to in the emails he exchanged with Denise Noe where he insists they look like a couple. He made some other off the wall comments, so whatever...
Plaid was definitely in that year.
What a sweet picture, and Bowman makes him out like he's just the worst kind of guy in his book.
Great find! Gertie and Ricky's pics freak me out. *shivers*
Everyone keeps saying Stephanie was the attractive one of the Ban family, but I just don't see it.
The donuts that Gertrude tried to make Sylvia eat probably were bought at this bakery by Bradly & New York st. Shirley's birthday cake from early July of 1965 was most likely purchased here as well. The bakery in 1965 was called Boyden's Bakery.
In total there are 17 members online: 6 registered, 0 hidden and 11 guests (based on users active over the past 15 minutes)
Most users ever online was: 363 on August 23rd, 2013, 10:27 am
Registered members: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot]
Legend: Search Engine Bots, Donors, Global Moderators, Newly registered members, Registered Members
Total images 927 • Total comments 1189