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Earl "Hymie" Weiss
Birth: Jan. 25, 1898, Poland
Death: Oct. 11, 1926
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Organized Crime Figure. Real name Henry Earl J. Wojciechowski. Born in Poland, he grew up on the North Side with his Polish-American family. He was Catholic, despite the "Jewish-sounding" moniker. He befriended an Irish-American teen named Dean O'Banion. With Weiss and George "Bugs" Moran, O'Banion established the North Side Gang, a criminal organization that eventually controlled bootlegging and other illicit activities in the northern part of Chicago. Weiss was suspected of having formed an alliance with South Side beer baron Joe Saltis, who went on trial for murder in October 1926. It was widely rumored that Weiss would buy off the jury in order to ensure an acquittal for Saltis. Weiss, along with four others were sighted at the courthouse for the jury selection. Weiss and his men left for their State street headquarters, where O'Banion had been killed. The four men was crossing State street to enter the shop when two gunmen with a machine gun and a shotgun. Weiss and Paddy Murray were killed while the others were wounded. (bio by: Shock) 

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section K
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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