January 16, 1934 — Weldon, TX
Major Joe Crowson was shot and killed by members of the Bonnie and Clyde Gang as several members of the gang were making a prison escape. Bonnie and Clyde had smuggled weapons inside and were waiting outside with machine guns during the escape. As Major Crowson rode up on a horse he was shot and killed. The two prison escapees were executed for the murder approximately one year later. Major Crowson is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lovelady, Houston County, Texas.