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 Nathan Caplin

Nathan Caplin

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 28 Aug 1923 (aged 32)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Block 12, Path 7, Section D, Line 3, Grave 12. Facing Block 10
Memorial ID 8732 · View Source
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Organized Crime Figure. Known as "Kid Dropper", he was a Jewish crime gang leader during the 1910s and early 1920s. In 1923 gang he led and the gang headed by gangster Jacob "Little Augie" Orgen fought for supremacy of the labor rackets in New York City, New York. On August 28, 1923, he had just left the Essex Market Court House in lower Manhattan under heavy police guard and was sitting in a taxicab in front of the courthouse when mobster Louis Cohen, who had been hired by Orgen, walked up to the taxi and shot him to death.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8732
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathan Caplin (3 Aug 1891–28 Aug 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8732, citing Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .