Society to mark 'Pretty Boy Floyd's' death in Columbiana County

EAST LIVERPOOL — Ask East Liverpool Atty. Timothy Brookes when gangster Charley Arthur Floyd died, he will immediately reply, “Oct. 22, 1934, at 4:10 p.m.”

Floyd, known by the nickname “Pretty Boy,” is still remembered here on the 75th anniversary of his death, although the romantic myths of gangsters are long gone.

Floyd was shot on the Conkle farm on Sprucevale Road between Clarkson and Calcutta in southern Columbiana County.

The East Liverpool Historical Society will observe Floyd’s death on Nov. 5 at the East Liverpool Country Club by looking at the police response to his appearance in the area.

Brookes said the reality is, “It’s the biggest story that ever happened here.”

For several days, the city made national headlines during the police search.

But, Brookes said, “We’re not glorifying him.”

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