Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920's

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Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920's

Postby Divadebbi » 06 Jun 2009, 16:39

Hi All,
Very interesting website! I am looking for information on my Great Aunt
Josephine, daughter of Angelina and Nicola, who resided on Mott St. in the early 1900's, with my grandfather Frank and 7 other siblings.

Josephine was the innocent victim caught in Mafia crossfire in the 1920's in lower Manhattan. Supposedly her picture was included in a photo taken by the Daily News.

I have always been fascinated by this tidbit of family lore!

Can anyone share any information about this or suggest how I might see an archive photo?

Best to all
Divadebbi

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Re: Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920

Postby pink67 » 06 Jun 2009, 16:52

Hi Divadebbie,
from this site:
http://www.fultonhistory.com/
here is an article with a photo of Josephine::

http://www.fultonhistory.com/Newspapers ... ehtml&.pdf

Laura :D

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Re: Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920

Postby Biff83 » 06 Jun 2009, 17:05

"To dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands"

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Re: Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920

Postby pink67 » 06 Jun 2009, 17:07

Thanks Biff....
Really many articles bout the fact on the FultonHistory Site....
Unfortunately Josephine's photo is not so clear....

Laura :D

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Postby Divadebbi » 06 Jun 2009, 17:11

Laura,
Thanks so much for your timely reply! Unfortunately, this link will not open for me! Any suggestions?

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Re: Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920

Postby Divadebbi » 06 Jun 2009, 17:37

OMG!!! I just read it!!! This is fantastic!!! Thank you so very much!

So much for the "mafia crossfire story"!

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Re: Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920

Postby pink67 » 06 Jun 2009, 17:39

Well, I'm happy I was able to help you! :D
Laura

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Re: Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920

Postby Divadebbi » 07 Jun 2009, 20:33

:D Hi Laura and Biff,
I am still in awe, (as is all of my family)!, that you were able to provide us with the information on this story!

Biff,
After following additional archive links in the NYT's, I did find out that their murderer was eventually sentenced and jailed in Italy.

Thanks so much!!!

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Divadebbi

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Re: Josephine Gentile mafia crossfire NY Daily news 1920

Postby Jezzi » 08 Jun 2009, 21:02

Thanks Divadebbi, for finding the true ending to this family story.
I think Poppa would be very glad you thought to find out what really happened to his sister.
Jezzi


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