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 Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro

Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro

Birth
Odessa, Odes'ka, Ukraine
Death 9 Jun 1947 (aged 48)
Ossining, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Springfield Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Block 20, Row 11L, Grave 3
Memorial ID 6067 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6067
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro (5 May 1899–9 Jun 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6067, citing Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .