Jacob “Little Augie” Orgen

Jacob “Little Augie” Orgen

Minsk, Minsk City District, Belarus
Death 16 Oct 1927 (aged 34)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Block 3, Row 14
Memorial ID 5929 · View Source
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Organized Crime Figure. He was a Jewish gang leader and labor racketeer in New York City, New York during the 1920s. He gained control of the labor rackets in 1923 when he had Nathan "Kid Dropper" Kaplan murdered outside a Manhattan courthouse. He himself was shot to death on a Manhattan Street corner in 1927 by crime figures Lepke Buchalter and Jacob (Gurrah) Shaprio, who then took over all of his rackets. His bodyguard that night was mobster John "Legs" Diamond who was also shot but survived to be murdered in 1931. His actual birth year was 1893, even though his headstone does not coincide with this fact.

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  • Added: 22 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5929
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob “Little Augie” Orgen (Jan 1893–16 Oct 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5929, citing Mount Judah Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .