Liz wrote:sleepy wrote:I recently watched part of a tv special called 18 months of mayhem. I didn't see it all, but I recall a girl called "Mary" who seemed to be a significant girl friend, at some point (after prison).
Hi Sleepy. Nice to have you join our discussion.
Mary Longnaker was mentioned in both books. She was the GF between Beryl and Billie. She lived in Dayton, OH. And Dillinger was put in the Lima, Ohio prison because marshalls were watching her rooming house. Apparently she made a trip to Mooresville with him prior to that. I couldn't find much else on her---like why their relationship ended. Could be that the cops were watching her.
I found in the book how he met Mary Longnacre . She was the sister of Joseph Jenkins one of the 10 inmates that escaped from Michigan City when Dillinger supplied them guns. Joseph Jenkins was killed 4 days after the jail brake but had told Dilinger about his sister while in prison and Dillinger had promised several fellow prisoners that he would look her up when he was released since she was an attractive divorcee. It was Mary and one of her girlfriends he took to the Worlds fair in Chicago.