Roy Gardner

Birthday
5, 1884
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jan 10, 1940 (56)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1884
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jan 10, 1940 (56)

About

American robber who stole more than $350,000 dollars during his lifetime. He is also known for his escape from McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary.

Before Fame

He deserted the U.S. Army in 1906 and fled to Mexico.

Trivia

He gained infamy for his crimes and had numerous nicknames given to him by the West Coast press, including "Smiling Bandit", "Mail Train Bandit", and "King of the Escape Artists".

Family Life

He was married and fathered a daughter.

Associated With

He was a prisoner at Alcatraz at the same time as mobster Al Capone.