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 William “Wild Bill” Lovett

William “Wild Bill” Lovett

Lixnaw, County Kerry, Ireland
Death 1 Nov 1923 (aged 29)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Grave 9005
Memorial ID 21774 · View Source
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Organized Crime Figure. He was the leader of a band of Irish gangsters (called the "White Hand") in Brooklyn during the teens and 1920s. His gang dealt in extortion, loansharking, gambling and other criminal activities around the Brooklyn docks. During World War I Lovett earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in France.

Bio by: Bill Heneage


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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William “Wild Bill” Lovett (15 Jul 1894–1 Nov 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21774, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .