Nash, Frank "Jelly"

August 20, 1923

A group of bank robbers called the Al Spencer gang robbed the Katy Limited postal train at Okesa, Oklahoma. Frank "Jelly" Nash fled to Juarez, Mexico, where he married a local woman. Many sources claim that Nash hoped to falsify the date on the marriage license to provide him an alibi for the time of the train robbery. The same sources also state that Nash was already married to a woman from Hobart, but the names of his first two wives are not known. Nash has been called “the most successful bank robber in U.S. history,” but he is most noted for his violent death in what has become known as the Kansas City Massacre. Nash spent part of his childhood in Paragould (Greene County). (more)