Charles Wolf death in Florida
Of Crime Fame, Is Dead In Home Fire _ , Indiana PaF Td Gerald | Chapman Lived Out Life Anonymously LAKELAND, Fla. (AP)-A one- armed fruit picker who died in a house fire last Saturday was iden- 8 tified by his sister Friday as a gangster of the twenties. Charlie (One Arm) Wolf, 67, lived in obscurity at Dundee, a little community about 20 miles east of here i His sister, Mrs. Harry Goodenow of Dunde, told the Lakeland Ledger that Wolf had joined the Gerald Chapman - Dutch Anderson gang soon after one of its biggest coups—a 2'/2 million dollar holdup of a mail truck serving Wall Street banking houses The Ledger reported records showed Wolf once was a policeman in Hartford City, Ind., but quit the force after accidentally shooting his wife with a revolver. Records show he drove the getaway car when Chapman escaped from the Federal Penitentiary at C. a . ,, , , , , - Atlanta, where he and Anderson | had been sent for the mail truck- holdup. Anderson escaped later. Chapman Executed Then came an attempt by Chap- Mass. He was caught but "killed) he a man was recaptured and sentenced jo death, A farm couple with whom Anderson and Wolf had boarded at Eaton. Ind.. were slain in 1924. Before his death, the husband identified Anderson and Wolf as the tellers. Wolf soon was captured, sentenced to prison at Michigan City, Ind.. and paroled in 19-53. Anderson escaped but later was killed in a gunfight. Mrs. Goodenow said she often had woundered when some newspaper would discover her brothers' whereabouts. to is she Back in the twenties, she said, in ,„ •' —j j , ,, . a of wanted never used to be able fo pick up a magazine or newspaper without reading about Chapman, Anderson and my brother." Several years ago Wolf (oured Dundee news stands, buying up i all copies of a national magazine j ^ n which carried an arti " in the Chapman-Anderson gang. He ! N. hoped to keep his neighbors from j learning his background. | The fire which killed Wolf and I a ^ companion. Jerry Hayes. 27, | slill is under investigation. Sheriff j not Hagan Parrish said he believed an arsonist was responsible.