Murray Humphreys was born to an affluent Welsh family on Chicago's North Side. Some biographers believe he left school after the third grade while others have written that he completed high school. Suave and debonair he possessed qualities that mobsters like Al Capone found invaluable to their organizations. Humphreys organized laundry unions and then expanded to unionize milk truckers and others.
Roger Touhy died in a hail of shotgun blasts near his sister's home in Chicago. Only recently paroled from Stateville Prison, where he was serving a 99-year-sentence for kidnapping, the hoodlum died in the company of his bodyguard. Touhy was one of a number of Irish brothers whose family immigrated to the United States. Three of them died in shootouts before the end of the 1920s.
Daniel A. Serritella was Al Capone's dupe. He acted as a gofer between Scarface and Chicago's Mayor William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson. Serritella rose from committeeman to Illinois State Senator from Chicago. He was also linked to the three Capone men who died violently at the Blue Hour Saloon in April 1930. Capone dominated Chicago's liquor trade, various businesses and instrumental labor unions.
Hymie Levine was an integral part of the Al Capone mob which controlled beer, liquor and gambling during the Prohibition era in Chicago. He collected money from speakeasies and gambling dens while paying off corrupt policemen. My ebook is a chronology of information about Hymie Levine and his Mafia associates. I have written the text from newspapers, ancestral records and previous books on Capone.
Estelle Carey was murdered in an extremely violent way on February 2, 1943. Intruders used an ice pick, among other weapons to kill her in he posh Addison Street apartment on Chicago's North Side. The dice giri and photo model was also burned severely when authorities found her. My e-book looks at Estelle Carey's life and the men she spent her time with. Many of them were former Al Capone cronies.
The Touhy Gang was based in Chicago but carried out robberies of Federal Post Office mail trucks in various states. Two of their most prominent heists were in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sacramento, California. The majority of the Touhys were incarcerated by the time J. Edgar Hoover personally led a raid in Chicago in late 1942 that rounded up several of its members who had escaped from jail.
Pasqualino Lolordo headed the Unione Siciliano for only just more than four months. He was an Al Capone plant during an era of gang warfare in Chicago unrivaled in any other era. Perhaps Lolordo's murder was the work of Giuseppe Joe Aiello or it may have been carried out by Sicilians from New York sent to avenge the death of Brooklyn gangster Tony Yale. My book was researched from news clippings.
My e-book was researched from news items relating to Johnny Torrio's income tax evasion trial which began in 1939. Charged with this crime in 1936 this was the first time Torrio's name appeared on a police blotter. I also used more current refs along with news items from the 1920s and later. Torrio retired to Florida after he was run out of Italy by Benito Mussolini who waged a war on hoodlums