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Sam Drapkin
Birth: 1909
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1965, USA

Organized crime Figure. Member of Detroit's Purple Gang. Known throughout the city's underworld as leading a "charmed life." He survived a total of nine gunshot wounds, stemming from a machine-gun attack along Oakland Avenue in July 1927 and another murder attempt in February 1932, when Drapkin became one of a small handful of gangsters to survive a "one-way ride." In the hospital, when questioned as to who shot him, he replied, "Santa Claus shot me!" (bio by: Dennis Rice) 
 
Burial:
Machpelah Cemetery
Ferndale
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 3, Lot 91 (last marker in Row 3)
 
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Originally Created by: Dennis Rice
Record added: Jun 05, 2003
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