|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1921|
On May 24,1921, Five year-old Joseph Varotta was kidnapped by a Blackhand gang from in front of his home on E. 13th St., Manhattan. The gang demanded 2,500 dollars in ransom for his return, but the money could not be raised. Joseph's body washed ashore in the Hudson River at Piermont, New York on June 11,1921. Three members of the Blackhand gang were tried and convicted of Joseph's murder and sentenced to death. New York Governor Alfred E. Smith commuted their death sentences to life in prison.
Here rests the remains of Joseph Varotta, age 5 years, who was kidnapped by the Blackhands at 354 East 13th St. New York, May 24,1921, was found June 11,1921 at Piermont New York
New York, USA
Plot: Section 51, Plot 38, Grave 8
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Record added: Mar 07, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8731
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Mary Ellen Baker
Added: Apr. 13, 2015
Oh Sweetheart, I'm so very sorry for what happened to you. I just came across your name looking for someone else, & I was caught by your harrowing story. Oh what your loving parents must've went through trying to get you returned & how crushed they must...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 23, 2015
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