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Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro
Birth: May 5, 1899
Death: Jun. 9, 1947

Organized Crime Figure. He was one of the most feared Labor Racketeers in New York City, New York, and was crime leader Lepke Buchalter's partner during the 1920s and 1930s. The nickname "Gurrah" dates back to his childhood when he tried to rob pushcarts in his Jewish neighborhood and the pushcart owners would shout "Gurra da here" (get out of here) at him. Shapiro died of natural causes in Sing-Sing prison. 
 
Burial:
Montefiore Cemetery
Springfield Gardens
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Block 20, Row 11L, Grave 3
 
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Record added: Aug 05, 1999
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Jacob Gurrah Shapiro
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Jacob Gurrah Shapiro
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