Ma Barker

1873 - 1935

Ma Barker

Kate Barker (née Clark; October 8, 1873 – January 16, 1935), better known as Ma Barker and sometimes as Arizona Barker as well as Arrie Barker, was the mother of several American criminals who ran the Barker-Karpis gang during the "public enemy era" when the exploits of gangs of criminals in the Midwest gripped the American people and press. She traveled with her sons during their criminal careers. Barker gained a reputation as a ruthless crime matriarch who controlled and organized her sons' crimes. J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ma Barker has received more than 1,280,841 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 54th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Ma Barker ranks 54 out of 182Before her are Vincenzo Peruggia, Karl Denke, Jean II, Duke of Alençon, Pavlik Morozov, Timothy McVeigh, and Carlo Gambino. After her are Emily Davison, Johnny Torrio, Robert-François Damiens, Emperor Norton, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, and George Jung.

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Among people born in 1873, Ma Barker ranks 35Before her are Christian Rakovsky, Robert Wiene, Eliel Saarinen, Ivanoe Bonomi, Ray Ewry, and Pavlo Skoropadskyi. After her are Hayim Nahman Bialik, Constantin Carathéodory, Charles Péguy, Liang Qichao, Lee de Forest, and Arnold van Gennep. Among people deceased in 1935, Ma Barker ranks 35Before her are Jane Addams, Aron Nimzowitsch, Josef Suk, Panait Istrati, Rashid Rida, and Johan Halvorsen. After her are Kurt Tucholsky, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Paul Bourget, Ali of Hejaz, Anna Ancher, and Princess Anastasia of Montenegro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ma Barker ranks 1,329 out of 12,171Before her are Stanley Kramer (1913), Donald J. Cram (1919), Geena Davis (1956), Andrew Dickson White (1832), Edwin G. Krebs (1918), and Bruce McCandless II (1937). After her are Dave Mustaine (1961), Henry Hathaway (1898), John Fogerty (1945), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Carl Weathers (1948), and Nora Roberts (1950).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Ma Barker ranks 19Before her are William Kemmler (1860), Barry Seal (1939), Butch Cassidy (1866), James Earl Ray (1928), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), and Timothy McVeigh (1968). After her are George Jung (1942), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Jordan Belfort (1962), Whitey Bulger (1929), Edmund Kemper (1948), and Aileen Wuornos (1956).