The Girlfriend
With breaking John Dillinger out the Lima, Ohio jail on October 12, 1933, Harry killed the Sheriff, Jess Sarber. There was no turning back then.
Robbing the Auburn and Peru police stations and the Greencasltle bank of Indiana, the gang headed for Chicago to lay low. Known by now as the Terror Gang, they equipped themselves with all the luxuries their ill-gotten gains could give them and that included girlfriends.

Pierpont had met Mary Kinder in 1924 through her brother, who was his crime partner at the time, Earl Northern. She had been around fifteen years.
He never forgot her and she began to visit him and bring presents as she grew older.
When he escaped prison, Mary by then had married and her husband was also serving time in the Michigan City prison.
She promptly joined Pierpont and reaped in the profits of Harry's profession.

In later years, she worked as a waitress and in factories. Mary had remarried and was a widow at the time of her death on May 21, 1981.
She is buried at the Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Mary Kinder, Pre-Pierpont Days
Mary, The Summer Of 1934
Mary In The Early 1960's
Mary's
Grave In Indianapolis. No marker And Is Buried Beside Her Mother.
{Courtesy: Larry Royer}
Her Mother's
Grave
{Courtesy: Larry Royer}
Another lady that played a promient role in Pierpont's life was Pearl Elliott.
She had helped him through the 1920's and on. She is also is believed to have aided him with the Indiana prison break.

Pearl was believed to have been very infatuated with Harry. The attraction was never mutual.
BIRTH OF PETE   HANDSOME HARRY   HOME   CAPTAIN LEACH   SHERIFF SARBER
MARY KINDER  
JOHN DILLINGER   TUCSON ARRESTS   DEATH OF HARRY  
KOKOMO BANK   LEIPSIC   AWARDS   CRIME LINKS   LAWMEN LINKS
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